I either have 2-3 teeth that need root canals or I have a cyst forming on my lower jaw bone. Each root canal costs $580 and needs to be paid in full - in advance. Did I mention that I don't have dental insurance? That thought keeps coming into my mind because as of two months ago, I did have it. 23 months ago (9 months + 14 months = 23 months), I didn't have dental insurance and only paid for half of a root canal. I never finished it because I left New Hampshire and moved to Texas, where I took on the, "Pregnant in Texas" moniker.
The infection in my mouth has now spread to all of the "vulnerable" areas (i.e. teeth with previous fillings). I'm back on amoxicillin and for those that may not remember (3/16/05) how I got pregnant, well, let's just say that it involved more of the same kind of medication. Just for grins and giggles, I checked that little folded up piece of paper that the pharmacist and drug manufacturers slip into the bag with your prescription. Here is what is listed under "Drug Interactions" for amoxicillin:
"This medication may decrease the effectiveness of combination-type birth control pills. This can result in pregnancy. You may need to use an additoinal form of reliable birth control while using this medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details."
That's fun. Thanks for the warning.