So I went in this morning to have my extractions done. I am hoping they don’t mess up this time and I actually get in. Before I went in, I called my orthodontist office to see if it’s a good idea to reschedule my wires appointment since they are so close together. She suggested that I move it to Thursday instead so that I have time to heal.
I head into the oral surgeon’s office and they bring me into a room. They said that my husband can come in with me until they put me out. So he came in and they were prepping me for the surgery. It wasn’t long before he gave me the anesthesia that I went out…last thing i remember was the pinch in my arm…seconds later, I was knocked out.
The next thing I knew, I was waking up in the chair and the nurse led me to the recovery area. My mouth was still numb…i felt like i had some kinda instrument propping up my jaws cuz my mouth was wide open. I was still in and out at this point so I think they just needed to keep it open for awhile. As i was laying there, I heard her bring someone in next to me. It was curtained off but I could hear her sobbing…i mean she was crying pretty hard. I don’t know what she had done but she sounded like she was in alot of pain. I’m glad i wasn’t in her situation.
I was laying there for awhile and I kept thinking where’s my husband…i want Brian…he should be here by now. I drifted out for a bit and then the nurse came in to check on me and to see if i was coming out of it. I couldn’t talk so I nodded. She then brought Brian in and I was so happy to see him. The nurse had to take the stuff out of my mouth…it was just gauze…bloody gauze…ewwww. She then stuffed new ones in and gave me a bag of new gauze so that I can change it every hour or so. The doc came in to check up on me and said that it all went well, the 4 front ones were taken out and so were all her wisdom teeth. WAIT…what the hell? I had my wisdom teeth taken out as well?!?!? I was suppose to only have the 4 front ones for my braces! I’m confused….
We went out to the car, I was still wobbly at this point and we went home. Brian helped me get out of the car and into our room. I start to feel the numbness go away…oh boy…i’m starting to feel it. So I’m sitting there and I had Brian call the doc back because I wanted this all taken care of. I wanted to know why my wisdom teeth were taken out when I was only suppose to 4 of my front ones done. The issue wasn’t that I didn’t want them done, I had to take them out sooner or later anyway. The issue was that my insurance didn’t cover everything. If had I split them up I would’ve only had to pay about $900. But if i did them all at once, I had to pay $2200! Of course I wasn’t going to fork over $2200! That’s why I opted to split them up! So Brian was on the phone trying to explain this to him…i doubt there’s anything we can do since obviously they screwed me over twice! It was the same girl who took down my appointment and messed that up too.
So now not only am I in pain but my wallet’s in pain…this is 2.5x as much as I had budgeted…on top of the braces that I have to pay for, that’s alot of money that I don’t have right now! And that really pisses me off! The doc said he’ll see what he can do but i doubt there’s anything he can do. All i know is that I’m not recommending him to anyone. And I will go to my orthondontist and tell them that so they don’t recommend anyone to them either!