So, wife just went to the dentist again. Two teeth fixed, two crowns replaced. $300. Fine. The dentist thought everything was finished, but she asked him to look at one other tooth that had been bothering her. (Yeah--she's got a lot of teeth, and most of them are apparently on rather poor terms with her). The dentist reluctantly agreed, and discovered the tooth was bad. Quite bad. Bad enough that he couldn't fix it all right then--and he might not be able to fix it all in the time we have left. It depends on what happens when she goes back Monday. We're hoping she can just get a root canal and a filling to fix it . . . but it might need something more, which will have to be done in America.
Which will no doubt be rather expensive.
So the good news is that this is a problem she would have had sooner or later no matter what. Better we find out now than later, right? And any which way you slice it, we've saved about two grand so far on dental work, which significantly offsets the cost of this trip. So why is it that I'm only seeing dollar signs right now?
Best case scenario is she goes Monday, he finishes the root canal and fills it in, and it only costs $200--which would mean we got about $3500 worth of dental work for about $500. That's the hope.
Any and all prayers are greatly appreciated.