Posted by (+158) 13 years ago
I was at a local dentist the other day having a routine root canal. While removing tissue from the interior of the molar, SNAP, the file bound up and broke off. In an effort to remove it, he used another file. That one snapped off as well. Now I am sitting there realizing that what he is doing isnt routine any more, starting to get a bit nervous. Kudos to him, he did not break the tooth. Instead he informed me that the procedure will have to be completed in Billings. He took another xray and pointed out why. Burried deep inside one of the root canals were 2 steel micro files. At this point, I was told he was not going to charge me for anything except 59 for consult. I figured this was fair because he had spent considerable time with me. But now I find my trip to Billings tomorrow will cost a whopping $1,100 dollars upfront. WTF!!! This is my monthly budget. Since I can not eat at the moment, food is irrelavent, but what about meds, rent, utilities for the month? Is anybody else wondering what is wrong with this picture? Any advise (aside from get insurance)?