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FREE AND LOW COST DENTAL HELP

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sadsack

I have battled breast cancer, had a double mastectomy at 40. My body has been ravaged and also my teeth. We used all we had to pay for crowns and bridges before but because of the cancer they were removed as the teeth were decaying. Unfotunately these cannot be used again and the dentist did not want to work with us anymore as it was too complicated and he did not want to deal with all the problems.  I was left sinking and gasping for air. I have only 6 upper teeth left and I have been undergoing very difficult and traumatic dental work on my upper teeth the past year and a half to try and fix the problem and after 4 dentists it is still not over.  I am in so much pain and discomfort. The dentists seem to have had trouble fixing the problems and although we paid them they were not interested in having to go the extra mile for what seems to be a complex dental case and just gave up on me.  I am emotionally, financially and physically broken and I am struggling so badly. I am losing heart and hope.  We have no more money to pay for this as we are also paying for cancer surgery.  I live in Washington State.  After all the heartache and misery I would love to be able to smile again. Can someone please help?  I will do anything.

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luvthebeach

Hello Soulight!  First of all you are a truly wonderful person.  I mean that.  You are doing alot of leg work for alot of subjects and I want you to know I appreciate it! I live in Florida and I was able to get some dental help through Brevard County health Alliance.  They pulled a tooth.  I also have been put on a waiting list for a cleaning.  That's my good news.

Bad news is I had a stroke 4 years ago. My husband left myself and my 6 years old son.(will be 1 year in Aug.) I have not had any dental insurance for 10 years and am in desprate need of some major dental work.  The health department only pulls teeth.  They said they do not do restorations.(?)  Due to low income and disability I qualify for some programs, but they just want to pull.  I would like to save my teeth if at all possible.  I ran across this "too good to be true" insurance company.  All over the web and can't find anything wrong.  Have you ever heard of they good or bad?  It is a Metlife company SafeGuard.  Or do you know any programs that could help me save my teeth?  Thank you!!

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Lemmy

I'm looking for help in NYC.  I haven't seen a dentist in about 8 years due to bad experiences on two separate occasions at the dentist.  There was lasting trauma and it has kept me away.  My teeth has suffered. I'm 23 and I'm starting college and september and I can't smile; not really.  It hurts and I want to fix it but I don't know where to go.  I'm extremely self-conscious about it.  I just want to smile again. I want to be able to laugh and open my mouth.  I live in Brooklyn and I live in a studio apt. with my family.  I can't affort much, but I want to start some sort of process.

 

Thank you. -Lemmy. 

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soulight
 in response to getfreedental...   

To getfreedental :

I wasn't sure about your site , as the links are not for dental information , but for many other sites that sell things. HOWEVER , the fact that you say 'IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD THE DIRECTORY , I WILL GIVE IT TO YOU FREE" has prompted me to keep your posting on this page. If you truly mean that you will give your listings' book for free , no postage or handling , then you will certainly be getting a lot of people directed to your site.

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nate22

I am 18 years old and was born with only 7 teeth genetically.  I had a partial put in when I was 10 but it is now too small for my mouth and is causing major pain and discomfort.  I have had estimates to fix my teeth and the least expensive was $7000.  I can afford a little but not that.  I am a full time student and working 2 jobs trying to afford daily life.  I don't qualify for any credit because I'm too young.   Does anyone know if there is foundations that might help me with this?  My private email is hockeykings22@aol.com

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Shawne51

I am a 51 year old woman in North Idaho. I have over the last few months now, been having re-occuring sinus and ear infections. I have also just started getting migraines. I heard a popping sound in my jaw one night and thought I had broken a tooth. I went to the dentist, who told me that I had 3 abcessed teeth. I had no pain with them. I was put on yet another course of antibiotics. I recently had 1 of those teeth pulled, which I had to borrow money from my elderly parents for. I need to have all my upper teeth pulled to help get rid of these infections.  The dentist told me that this could very well be the cause of my other infections. If these are not treated they can cause even more damage to your health.I have recently lost many hours at my job, who doesn't provide dental coverage. I need to find some resource at little to no cost.

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sean456

The inventiveness taken for the topic is very serious and need an awareness of every one. This is the concern which exists in the people and needs to be eliminated from the society as soon as probable.

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Sean Cruz

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ting
hi my name is kristan, i am 22 years old and i am need of some kind of dental assistance.... in Nov. 2007 i went to the dentist to have my wisdom teeth removed and they discovered that i still had baby teeth that had never came out.... so on valetines day 2008 they cut and pulled out all together 8 of my teeth.... it was the most painful ordeal i have ever been the thro... for months i couldnt eat barely talk, awful experince..... then in March 08 i turned 21 and lost my coverage.... when this all began they told me my adult teeth may come in on their own but because of my age it wasnt likely and they havent moved... so i am miss two teeth up front on top and one tooth in front on bottom, i am going to need braces, plus buttons put on my adult teeth so they can be pulled in, they estimated the cost around $4000.... i am a mother of the most amzaing toddler, have a good man, and i am about to graduate from our community college..... but i wake up every morning with a frown not a smile because i hate smiling with my teeth missing.... i am just beginning my life missing teeth should be the least of my worries, but they are one of my main ones...... after i graduate i will have to go to interviews and find a job.... but even with my degree how many employers are going to take me serious with my teeth missing? i have lost so much confidence in myself since this happened i feel like they cut me up and left me out to dry with hardly any rope....  so please if anyone has any information about any dental assistance email me at ting_ting_nacoke@yahoo.com..... thank you 
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soulight
 in response to snappy1...   

Hi snappy1

I am SO HAPPY to hear that your suffering will be gone soon . A toothache is a horrible thing to have to live with. I think toothache pain is some of the worst pain ever.

Take care and I am praying that you have relief SOON !

soulight

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snappy1

Soulight,

I've been up all night with a tooth ache (a bad tooth for months from a chipped tooth turned bad cavity) and had no idea there could be free help available. I found a clinic to check out and you gave the magic words I didn't know to use before ; "pro bono" I found a whole list of clinics in my state. My husband is unemployed and times are getting too tough to afford dental care. I just treated my own horribly abscessed tooth a few days ago by using a homemade salt compress and gauze against my gum. Now I have hope I won't have to endure this pain much longer, THANK YOU SO MUCH AND MAY YOU BE RICHLY BLESSED SOULIGHT!!!

Clinics and income guidelines for Virginia;

http://www.vafreeclinics.org/virginia-free-clinics.asp

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Sandav1

Hi B, I hope you are reading all of the info on this page for dental help.  You have to really search the net and just keep trying.  When an organization sends you paper work, fill it out and keep track of it!  I came here almost two years ago for the same reasons as you and I am just now getting help!  If I had been able to have had it taken care of sooner it would not be so massive.  As it is now, I have to have bone graft on my upper jaw so they can put an insert in for a bridge.  Good Luck and remember to keep trying and don't give up!  I have to run right now, but if you want to talk some more you can email me here.  Sandav1

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blueflameangel
I'm soon to be 27 year old female with alot of dental problems, and I'm in need of alot help. I am un employed and have no insurance, and I can't seem to find anyone that will help me. I want to be able to smile again. And well I've had dental problems for a couple years now and I know that several teeth will need to be removed. I live in south carolina, and I don't know where to find help or who will even bother to help. It would be great to get something done so I can find a decent job, and get my life back on track.
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FLORIDATRAIN

HELLO I DONT KNOW HOW TO WRITE A LETTER LIKE THIS NEVER TRIED BUT AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE 20/20 SPECIAL THAT CAME ON LAST NIGHT I THOUGHT I WOULD EXPLORE THE INTERNET FOR HELP ... IM 27 WHITE MALE FROM FLORIDA .. I HAD PERFECT TEETH MOST MY LIFE UNTIL I HAD A SPORTS ACCIDENT AND THEY NEVER WERE THE SAME.. SEVERAL CHIPS PLUS I HAVE CHOSE TO DRINK MT DEW MY ENTIRE ADULT LIFE I CANNOT AFFORD TO GET CROWNS OR LUMINEERS AND JUST WANT A DESCENT SMILE .. I DRESS WELL AND AM IN GOOD SHAPE BUT DONT HAVE THE EXTRA FEW THOUSAND DENTISTS HAVE TOLD ME IT WOULD COST TO CORRECT THE PROBLEMS I HAVE .. IF ANYONE CAN HELP IN ANY WAY PLEASE CONTACT ME DUVALWORK@YAHOO.COM IS ONE PRIVATE EMAIL I HAVE I HAVE PICTURES AND ANYTHING ELSE TO SHARE IF ANYONE CAN HELP .. THANKS !

 

 

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soulight
 in response to like a rolling stone...   

Hi like a rolling stone

What a challenge you have to put up with only being 20 ! I am so sorry that you have to deal with this. Could I suggest something to start ? If at all possible , get the decaying teeth fixed first so that you have a good foundation for the corrective dentistry. If you could tell me more about yourself ( in private message ) - what state , what county , are you disabled ? a studen? - these things may help in getting your mouth fixed.

 

I don't guarentee anything , but I will try and help

 

soulight

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like a rolling stone

Hello there. Im looking for some help and i hope that someone, anyone has got any helpfull solutions. I am currently 20 years old and have major dental problems. At the time being i have an underbite which is not very good looking..My wisdom teeth are on their way through my gums too, which is pushing my front teeth in my lower jaw to jam in front..i can almost litterally watch my teeth become a wreck before i even have a future. Another problem, which at the time isnt quite visible, but one of my front teeth is decaying as well. Ive never not brushed my teeth daily but it seems nothing can help restore them. i believe i will need jaw surgery soon, but financially.. get real.. i got nothing. PLEASE HELP!

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soulight
 in response to _paegan_...   

You are most welcome ! I look forward to hearing of a positive outcome .

 

soulight

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soulight
 in response to ThankYou13...   

Hi ThankYou13

You are so welcome ! I hope you find what you need and that you can leave the house with your head held high !

soulight

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ThankYou13
Hello i want to thank you for this site. I will contact all available resources on here to try and get my teeth fixed. Im 26 year old male on social security for mental disability. About 5 years ago i was assaulted and my front two top teeth were knocked out and on top of that i have a terrible grinding habit. Im too young to have the damaged and missing teeth like i do. I have my whole life to live but am to depressed to leave the house because the way i look. Anyways i dont want anyones pitty just want you to know my story and to let u know that i really appreciate the site. Wish Me Luck !!
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soulight

For Nancy McGuire :

Your business sounds like it could be helpful to many people, but I removed it from my page. I am neither for or against your business , but I ask that you start your own page on Aidpage to advertise it instead of using mine.

Thank you

soulight

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Pat6

I live in Fl. also, check out if their are any dental schools in the area & they may be willing to help.  Are you on medicaid? Use your computer as a resource tool. You will be amazed @ what you will find out.

Pat6

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