12/12/14 – I went to the oral surgeon today. Not only was it a long wait (one and a half hours), but I also almost cried when they said how much it was going to be to get the 4 wisdom teeth plus the 4 additional teeth removed. $2,600. Up front. No payment plans. Now my lower wisdom teeth are (going to be?) impacted which jacks up the price per wisdom tooth. Added on to that is the 4 teeth ($$$) they will also pull while I’m under the anesthesia ($$$). All this stuff combined makes for a hefty price tag. This is going to be a grand total of $8,600. Almost as much as my car that I’m currently paying on!
After having a small freakout and cry session, I settled down and crunched some numbers. It’s more cost effective for me to pay the $2,600 than it is to have the wisdom teeth taken out then the other 4 teeth pulled by a dentist at a later date (for a cheaper price). Taking days off off work is going to put me in the hole with both my jobs. Plus healing time would be best this way as well. I’ll only have to heal once, and I can save myself from taking off more unpaid time from work.