Friday, August 7, 2009

Wisdom teeth out

I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled Monday.

I debated about whether to have anesthesia. I decided to be put under but when I reached Dr. Denbrock's office I discovered that while my dental insurance said it was covered 100% the doctor's office refused to believe them.

It was a tense moment in the lobby with Anthony standing there with me. Plus, I also learned they don't honor the negotiated pricing with the insurance company (Delta Dental). The financial part seemed shady at best.

I decided to get them out without being knocked out.

It worked out fine in the end. I didn't have any complications including not getting dry socket and am back to work.

It is a reminder to me though that the medical community is shady at best. Its like a group of used car salesmen with scrubs on.