So being the ridiculously busy person that takes on more work than she can handle, I decided to suck it up and go on with life looking like a Beverly Hillbilly... I would eventually get a chance to sit down and call the dentist about rebuilding a tooth, but first I had loads of work to accomplish since it was a Friday.
Now looking back I will admit I was kinda acting like a lunatic. How many people have actually died this way? I'm sure it happens, but realistically this was probably not going to happen to me. My mouth was pretty bad though. I definitely needed a prescription for antibiotics, but it was a Saturday? Living in a small town no dentist are open weekend. Hell, it's even hard to get into one on a weekday here! What to do? My hubby suggested Urgent Care or the ER, but Ughhh.... Even with insurance do you know how expensive those places are?!? Bye bye new camera I was saving for!
• Sinus infection
• Sore throat
• Urinary tract infection
• Sprains and strains
• Respiratory infection
• Weight concerns
• Smoking cessation
Amwell is only $49 a visit. Cheaper than a copay! So I downloaded the Amwell app and decided to give it a try since I had a freebie coupon.
I feel bad because I didn't get a screenshot of my actual appointment with the Doctor. Not going to lie, the introvert, socially awkward girl kinda came out the second I saw the Doctor of the screen, so I was a tad bit nervous. I had no reason to be nervous though because all I did was open my mouth when the doctor said "so it says here you have an abscess".... & after a 10 second lecture on how I need to call a dentist on Monday to make sure nothing like this happens again, I had my self a prescription to get this nasty thing out of my mouth!
I'm sure for most people your appointments will be more in depth since you have to actually describe symptoms, but for me I had something you can physically see wrong so there was no denying what was wrong with me. You can't fake or miss diagnosis an abscess!
After my visit my hubby went to the Rite Aid down the street to pick up the prescription the doctor wrote & about a day later the abscess was gone! Amwell & this Yale Doctor totally saved my life ;-) I will forever be using this service!! So quick, so easy & the best part... I don't have to lug my toddler anywhere.
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You better write that code down because it is flu season. Who knows when that free visit could come in handy ;-) you might have a weekend medical emergency like I did!
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