Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dipping into my emergency fund..

A couple days ago I started feeling a little bit of pain in my mouth. It was so subtle it was barely there, but it got a little worse the next day and the day after. Finally I looked in the mirror and I was like:

I have a freakin wisdom tooth coming in!!!!

So after the pain got worse I called a dentist that my coworker recommended and got an appointment for that same night. This was yesterday. So I was texting my friend about it and she said to watch out, they might charge me an emergency fee! She said a dentist once tried to charge her $250 for getting an appointment the same day. I though oh my god, I really hope they don't do this to me!

When I got there I asked them and they said they didn't charge emergency fees. And these people were like, the nicest people on the planet. I mean, talk about service. I was so glad I went there because they really made me feel at ease. I was the last patient of the day and they didn't make me feel rushed at all, even when they were starting to close up and they were going over the prices with me of having the procedure done to remove it. 

So, it turns out that I am getting 3 teeth removed next week! I actually have 4 of them but only 3 are coming up and the 4th one would be more complicated right now because its still really far into the gums. The one that has been bothering me is actually infected, so I have to take antibiotics for a week to clear that up before they can do the procedure. So I get to live with this pain for a week and starve because I can barely open my mouth to fit food in. I went to the grocery store and got lots of soup and applesauce. 

So you guys are probably wondering how much this is costing me. Well for the exam and x-rays I had last night it was $120. To get the 3 teeth removed its going to be about $350. I have benefits but I have to pay 50% since I'm technically only part time (on paper). So that's my portion. So thats $470 i've got to take from my emergency fund :(. I hate having to take money from my emergency fund, but I guess the good part is that I have one right?! 

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The Asian Pear said...

...wisdom teeth?

Aren't you a lil late for your tooth to be coming out? o___o?

Just to clarify... It's $470 total. But you will be getting $235 back right? So that means your Emerg Fund got hit but not at the full $470 no?

Anyhow, I hope you feel better soon. Remember, you can also have ice cream and pudding. It'll help as well with the coolness.

hklover86 said...

Yes I was also thinking I'm a little old for this!!
lol and no that is MY cost, at least that's how I understood it. Hey if its half that, then Im cool with that!

I also was thinking of ice cream, but since I'm going to mexico soon, i might go for frozen yogurt, less calories