Back in August 2010, I had my most recently dental emergency, outlined in this post. It turned out to be no big deal, and for about 75 bucks they cleaned, xray, and fixed my broken tooth. They also filled another one.
It took less than two years for that filling to break and I had a similar panic when I realized it. Feeling the hole in my tooth was shocking and concerning (and gross as it meant that I swallowed the filling). I, of course, as a responsible adult, have put off finding a new dentist for almost two years. After carrying my insurance card for six months in order to find a dentist, yesterday I couldn't find it.
So, I had to call work to get the name of the insurance company. Then call the insurance company, get my numbers, then find a dentist. This sounds easy, but when faced with a list of faceless dentists, how does one choose? Luckily, my sisters dentist was on the list and I am now left to wait with my holy tooth until Monday.