Posted by Brian
on May 20, 2000 at 00:18:37:
Something I haven't seen mentioned much on this board is the prohibitive cost of root canals and crowns. I am 30, with a wife and two children. We make about 50 thousand a year. Our medical insurance is good, Blue Cross/Blue Shield but the dental policy is terrible. It does cover extractions of course but you wind up looking like a hillbilly. I had an abscess a couple years ago and took out a loan to pay for a root canal. You can guess the next line...I lost the tooth anyways. Many insurance plans have very poor policies of covering what they take to be cosmetic procedures. My teeth are in terrible shape and I spend a lot of time worrying about how to PAY for all of the work I need to have done. My kids come first, and me, well, I just try not to smile too much. I can't imagine how hard it must be for those who make less money...another case of the people in this world without continuing to do without. They get extractions while the rest get bleached...sorry to complain. Anyone care to share your thoughts or experiences on this?