Nov 02, 2009 - 7:31 pm
I am 31 months post tx and just had to have some major dental work done. (well, it felt major to me). I had a root canal on my rear molar where my tumor was along with other work (sedation dentistry rocks!) They at first wanted to extract it, but I would have to go through 20 hyperbaric chamber treatments before the extraction and 10 post extraction. The extraction would cast around $400 and the chamber treatments would run $100,000.00! And if blue cross is an 80/20 plan I am on the hook for 20K. If THAT fails and gets infected, I will have to have my lower left jawbone removed and a leg bone grafted in. So, be sure to "brush up" and keep your teeth in mind even way down the road when you are "better"!!!