Friday, October 31, 2008

Dentist or Car Repair... THAT is the question!

Happy Halloween!
Today must be a dentists nightmare with all the sweets given out to all these cute kids in costumes! That being said, it was a sandwich from Subway that broke one of my teeth this afternoon, not a jaw breaker or other hard candy. Unfortunately, I am one of the millions of Americans that do not have dental insurance... Hell, I don't even have regular health insurance! Now, I don't blame the sandwich for the broken tooth, or anything in it. It was actually quite good. This particular tooth had been cracked already, and that was after a filling fell out of it, so it was only a matter of time before it cracked again.
Now, I am like many adults and don't really like to go to the dentist, but then again, I don't fear them either. I just can't afford to go. SO, here I sit, dealing with some tooth pain, thinking that if I was to break a tooth, today had to be the best day to do it. "Why?" you ask? Easy! Tonight is one of the only nights I go out to the bars and drink. Is there a better way to deal with mouth pain than to numb and cauterize the wound with some good, high quality antiseptic (aka alcoholic drinks)?
I'll have to see how the pain plays out on whether I do head to the dentist or not. I know, I know, I really should be heading there right this minute... but I also just got a leak in my Rav4's cooling system that needs to get fixed. To me, that is more important since that is my only vehicle... and I need it to get back and forth to work, so I can pay the repair man, and eventually the dentist. Sometimes I really hate being one of the working poor in this country!

p.s. Yes, I am dressing up... a cave woman. If it turns out good I will post a photo.

1 comment:

ZenPanda said...

Have you looked into the city county health dental program? For regular cleanings you can use the dental program at COT.

I hope you have pain killers.