I need a dentist desperately and I have no money nor insurance. I have a few teeth that are broken and they hurt so badly that I can't sleep nor eat. Where can I get them removed with me having no money nor insurance?
By T from Hattiesburg, MS
Try going to a local church (Catholic churches, in particular). Even if you're not a regular at that church, they can link you up with some way of getting your teeth taken care of. If the first church can't help, keep calling/visiting other churches until you find one that either has the connections or resources to help you out.
Having been through a lot of painful dental problems myself, your problem really hits close to home for me. Good luck. You need it.
I went through the same thing for many years, the only difference was my husband had a good job with benefits, but the insurance didn't have dental care. The trick was when one tooth became painful scrimp together the money to get that one pulled. We didn't have money for dental work, but had it for hunting and fishing trips and equipment. Is there a dental school anywhere near where you live? Sometimes they do work for little or no cost.
Also check to see if there is a community health center near you, they might have a dental department where fees are pro-rated according to income. County welfare departments might help, but a lot of them expect to be paid back in installments. I have found over the years that churches are becoming less willing to help people. Do you have anything of value that you can sell to raise money, that you absolutely don't have any use for.
When I got divorced in 1983, as soon as I got my share of the money from selling our house, I got my teeth pulled and got dentures. However I had been without actual teeth for so long that to this day I am more comfortable without my dentures, and can eat most foods without them. I have a hard time with raw veggies, but I can eat popcorn. About the only time I wear the dentures is in public or when I know I going to have company.
T,I have the same problem.I was surfing and found this site:http://nfdh.org/joomla_nfdh/content/view/69/107/.
The site is safe to go on if your worried.There are certain conditions but worth your time to read it.I hope you find some help.
The only thing I could find for myself was Care credit.I do not have good credit and got approved!
Its carecredit.com. Good luck!
Check if there is a Dental College in your area and if so, see if they are accepting patience.
Please check out this link from the Mississippi Department of Health regarding teeth and then call your local office! Make it clear how bad your teeth are because, from what you explain, your teeth have definitely become a health issue that can cause infections and affect your entire body!
Contact a Christian radio station and see if they have any ideas on how to help you. Our Christian radio station in Madison, WI is talking about a one day event coming up at two nearby churches which will be giving out free dental care, haircuts, health care, etc. Perhaps there is something like that in your area. I have also used Care Credit for a $5000 dental bill. It helped.
If you live close to the State Capital, the state usually has a school of dentistry that will help you. If not call the local dentistry registry in your local area and search for a doctor who will take monthly payments, if have good credit that will work. Good luck!
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