The above is an estimated for the bulk of the dental work I need done.
It doesn't include work already done, or the root canal and crown already scheduled later this month.
It also doesn't include the coverage or discounts I get with insurance.
When all is said and done, my mouth would have cost me around $20,000 total without insurance. My sister has it beyond worse and always has.
This is what having an abusive & neglectful mother gets you.
This is what not being taught to take care of yourself gets you.
This is what having multiple chronic illnesses gets you.
At least my mouth will always be a reminder of why I refuse to interact at all with my mother.