Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Thursday, September 15, 2011

An Expensive Dental Visit

Kevin and I had appointments today to have our teeth cleaned. You may recall that I had my teeth cleaned in Mexico last January. I wasn’t all that pleased with that cleaning, so I had decided I would just go to our regular dental clinic in Wisconsin once a year and pay to have it done here. Kevin was never willing to have his cleaned in Mexico.

We declined the x-rays which saved us a little. After the cleaning, we both ended up having one bite wing x-ray done due to what was discovered during the exam. It turns out Kevin needs a root canal because he has an abscess. Luckily, he hasn’t been feeling any pain and didn’t even know there was a problem. But, it’s just a matter of time.

We’ve been going to the same dentist for years, and she was kind enough to squeeze him in to have the work done before we leave in three weeks. I ended up having a small cavity, so they’ll fix that at the same time Kevin is having his root canal. She also is giving us a 30 percent discount if we pay right away.

When all is said and done, it will cost up about $1,000 for dental work this year. Ouch! I’m not complaining, however. We willingly gave up our dental insurance to pursue our dream of fulltime RVing. We are not in the least bit sorry we did. We had set money aside for these types of emergencies, so we’ll be fine. We will, however, be accepting any extra hours Amazon may offer us while we’re there :)