I am very seriously considering getting dental insurance from DentalPlans.com now after all this....if not for the fact that my current job contract ends March 31 and I was really hoping whatever came after would include possible dental insurance. I was looking to wait until then to decide...it might not be such a good idea to keep waiting.
January 29 I chipped a tooth. I called the dentist the next day and they got me right now and fixed A tooth. I had trouble identifying which one without using a finger or my tongue. It really hurt to chew on that side later, so I called again the next day and got in again. This time, I'd figured out a way to tell for sure which tooth it was, the very twisted one. He fixed that and I still had pain while chewing on that side, but less than before. A week later, I called again. This time, he did X-rays on the left side of my mouth to figure out what he was dealing with and gave me a temporary filling. And then last Friday, my tooth started killing me, so Saturday I had my first root canal. Today, I may have managed to bite through that tooth at lunch. I'm going back Friday again.
I've been trying to look to see how much less it would be for the root canal, etc if I did get insurance. I know what my dentist charges....those prices are actually higher than what I pay now. This is where I'm a little confused. My dentist IS listed, but I don't understand how the pricing on that site works. And more importantly....would the mess I'm dealing with now be considered a preexisting condition they could decline to cover?
What kills me with all this is the problem tooth wasn't a problem until he fixed it the first time!