posted on Mar, 15 2010 @ 05:01 PM
Having recently discovering that teeth issues can be painful, I thought I would share some recent dental observations. I am a late 50's male with no
dental insurance and I live in the in a sparse rural area which just means I have to travel to town to get supplies and people services and such and
there's not a lot of anything between here and there.
First and foremost when I was in the chair I asked my dentist how the Obama health care bill was going to affect him and after a while I thought I
would ask a burning question that was on my mind. I asked the dentist if the dollar collapsed and it was really hard times would he be willing to
wheel and deal for dental services. He turned his head, paused a while and said, yes, probably would be a good way to makes ends meet in such trying
times. He went on for a few minutes while I was being numbed down.
Well when I left the dentist is when I learned my second salient point about teeth issues and professional care. I learned mostly that without
insurance for dental care, I paid out a whopping $1,538. dollars bill for just one tooth. I had a root canal, and porcelain gold fused cap. This
may be the high end of dental preferences, but to me it beats dentures and all that glue stuff.
The point I would like to emphasize is that right now while you can still pay for it with whatever money is still called money should be used to give
yourself a good dental check over, allow the fillings to be done and look and your mouth on a semi-annual basis and if you do such a task, you will be
able to pay and prevent what would be in a financial collapse a difficult thing to come up with and it is no time be looking for a willing dentist
that will take care of you and trade.
This is why I know for a fact that my own dentist will deal with me even if its a collapsed economy and while he is prone to doing what he can even if
I was broke, he still has to pay for his supplies, drugs and in a world where things don't come for free. Knowing what he would accept in trade is a
step ahead of those that don't know and probably wont be in the mood to consider if your walking around holding your hand on your jaw while you
mumble from some dental problem that makes you hurt so much you just want to die.
Take a good dental checkup serious and while you're there ask your dentist while you wait for the Novocain to take affect if he would deal with you
in an emergency situation. This is how I did it and I know more now than when I went in and while my dental care wasn't cheap, it did make me
realize that I have to have some items on hand that will allow me to pay him or a medical doctor for some type of emergency care. Keep it close to
home and for the most part it will be a good star. Identify, introduce and establish a relationship for hard times.
Tooth removal and survival planning was something I wanted to share. I hope I provided some measure of common sense that just needed to be stirred up.
Thanks again and by the way, I have to go back at the end of the month for another bicuspid root canal, but like I said, I'm not waiting to be in
misery while I'm in pain ever again. Not if I can prevent it so in that regard I have done my proactive part to keep my teeth free of any dental
neglect which as you know will only get worse until you have a problem if you keep putting it off for whatever reason you give yourself.
Thanks for the posting.