I had another dentist appointment yesterday to plan the attack.Â I need about $18K in dental work.Â I have at least three oral surgeries planned before the end of the year, and then I need a crapload of crowns.Â The surgeries involve a âvoluntaryâ? root canal (hooray) and crown lengthening procedures.Â Thatâs where they cut away your gums to expose more of the tooth root.
All of this is because I drank Coke my whole life and had a grinding problem.Â I have eaten away a lot of my teeth.Â Dentures, you might ask?Â Is it ever worth $18K to repair your teeth?Â Well, at only 30 years old, thatâs a lot of years of dentures ahead of me.Â Apparently they are not a good answer for me at all.Â I donât really want them, and I guess itâs lucky that I have good insurance.Â But good grief.Â Why canât my teeth grow all the time like my rabbitsâ teeth do?
The worst part of all this is that I had to give up Coke.Â I have been forbidden from all carbonated beverages forever.Â I cheated a little, but Iâve only had four Cokes since Memorial Day (when I got this bad news).Â I still crave McDonaldâs Coke.Â What with giving up that and also meat, though, it sure is easier to avoid drive-thrus!Â I still crave their french friesâ¦
Iâm actually seeing faculty members of the IU dental school for all this work.Â I figured I better go to the experts if I need this much done.