- Dec 16, 2019
I have been in a lot of pain from my wisdom teeth (my upper and lower right ones in particular) and finally mustered up the courage to go to the dentist bc I couldn't take it anymore. The dentist put me on Augmentin and told me I needed to get my wisdom teeth taken out. I got an estimate of my bill with insurance and it's gonna be $900, most of which I do not have right now. I called to find out if I needed to pay the entire $900 up front and was told yes. I then asked how soon they could get me in for the procedure and they said Friday which would be great if I had the money but I don't. After Friday the next slot isn't until the end of March so I had to schedule that one. I only have two days left of my antibiotics and I'm feeling a lot better but I'm so worried that the pain is going to come back with a vengeance before my appointment date. I'm so scared of this pain I don't know what to do. The dentist said if I get laughing gas instead of sedation it would significantly lower my cost but I'm scared to get laughing gas. I'm scared of the things I'll say. I don't want to embarrass myself and I also am scared that with laughing gas I'll still feel a lot of pain during the procedure. I want to be as knocked out as I can be. I honestly don't know what to do. I can't believe I'll have to wait so long and I hate not having money.