I'm in total understanding. I'm in the exact circumstance. I've been on a "list" with texas dental assn. for 6 years now. Lol
I hear you girl. I need a miacle myself. I have only 2 teeth left. The remainder are all broken off. yikes!
I need serious dental work and dentures. I am in constant pain.
i had to get all my teethe pulled because of a gum desiese causeing my gums and bone to recede off my teethe .they were rotting form the bottem up so they all had to go now i cant get dentures because i have no money,i need help
My father's teeth are rotting away due to chemotherapy that he received for a tumor that he had in his neck over a decade ago. He has zero insurance and my family's AGI is in the low $20,000 range. Primarily due to my father being unemployed and my mother being on permanent disability. Although he has been tirelessly been looking for work, he has been turned downed countless times due to his teeth. I believe that all of this has also caused him to become very depressed about his situation.
We live in Shiawassee County, Michigan, and I just need to know what my options are. I have about $1,000 saved so far, but I know that would not cover all of the required dental work and this is something that needs to be taken care of soon.
If I can find a solution that could fix my father's teeth, it would be a miracle for my entire family.
My name is Sheri, I'm 39, mother of 3 beautiful boys.
I posted this below a a couple of years ago with no luck, I'm to the point where I'm desperate!
About 6 years ago I got sick with a major infection in my mouth... Since then all my teeth are rotting out and I'm in constant pain. For the last 2 months I haven't been able to eat solid foods without being in so much pain its unbearable. My husband does not have health or dental insurance since he started his own business and since my teeth are so bad, nobody will hire me for a job. They assume I am a drug addict, and they treat me like an outcast. It's to the point where my health is getting very bad because of the contant infection in my teeth. The worst part of it is I've tried to do something about my situation, but it's hard when I cant get a job to get my teeth fixed... My husbands business is new, so we are broke. We hardly have enough money to pay for our bills, let alone a few thousand dollars for dental care. I can't find a dentist who will do payments. They all want the money before you walk out the door. Which unfortunatly we are unable to do.
For the past 3 years I hardly leave the house. It's so bad that I cry myself to sleep everynight, because of the pain and because of the humiliation. I haven't smiled in years... and it's effecting my children. They never really have seen me happy.
I'm asking for help. Which is something I never thought I'd have to do. If I don't get my teeth fixed soon, it will be harmful to my health. I'm willing to pay back what is given to me, if they want to take monthly payments.
I'm at my wits end, I really don't have anywhere to turn to at this point. My extended family has no money to spare, we're all broke it seems. My teeth are getting much worse..I have a swollen jaw as we speak. My weight is down to 109lbs (from 140) because I can't eat. I feel like I'm losing a battle with my health and my life. We try and try to save money, but it seems like as soon as we have almost enough to do something... car breaks down, unexpected bills, something always seems to take it all away.
If someone helps our family I would be so grateful. Like I stated above I would pay back any money that is loaned to us, written contract if needed.
Thanks so very much.
I am in ned of dentures. I had all my teeth pulled over a year ago and now my gums have shank enough to be able to get a good fitting pair. I am no longer working, hince why I'm asking for help. I want to go back to work but as we all no, appearance is everything. Employers want someone with a perfect toothy smile, not a gapinghole that might scare the kids or give the customer the wrong impression about the employee,
With new teeth I can get a job and feel better about myself!
Thank you and God Bless
I wrote about myself thinking I was writing to someone, a team, a board, anyone that could hear my story and may try to imagine walking anywhere in my shoes for a little bit and maybe willing to talk more if needed or get some guidance on who can help me. Thank you for taking your time to learn more about me.
I'm hoping someone can help my grandma. She's 89 yrs old residing in a nursing home is Seattle. Someone at nursing home misplaced her dentures (full top and bottom) She is not able to eat and has kidney dialysis 3x a week. I was told Medicare does not cover this (please correct me if I'm wrong). She nor the family has the resources to buy her a new set. Can anyone help?
Hi I'm in need of help for some major dental work I have three tooth left on the top and six on the bottom it is really depressing for me please help me I need dentures
I am in desperate need of tooth extraction and dentures. I lost my job and healthcare coverage 5 years ago and have pretty much had to start over going back to college. I have been married 25 years and have three children. I have put off my dental care because I just can't afford it. My teeth are in really bad condition and hurt daily. I do not want a hand out but if I could get some kind of assistance until I get out of school and can pay them back, I would greatly appreciate it. Hoping I can smile again one day without being self conscience about my teeth. Thank you for your consideration.
I have been diagnosed with a severe case of depression due to the loss of my mother Sheryl M Haworth an my fiance Scott H Butler. I had a lot of dental complications due to a very bad past physical abuse relationship an lost five teeth from being hit . once one tooth broke my teeth all started to crumble peice by peice an end resulting in only having two bottom teeth an very few top teeth . i'm a single mother with close to no income due to my tanf being sanctioned due to non cooperation in welfare to work classes. I'm humiliated to be seen by people with my mouth looking like this an have been denied my skill in working a good job i believe as well. i been taking prozac an other depression meds trying to feel somewhat ok in the real world again but my teeth are very important to me an i feel i will regain the confidence i once had in myself with dentures. i went to local western dental an they refused to even really work on them besides extractions an thats all the state medical i'm on will pay for . If there is a program or grant i'm willing to go any distance needed for help with my dentures an i would really benefit in my education an my future employment getting help with my self esteem an my appearence.. please help me it would be for a much needed cause an well worth the future outcome of my life . Thank you kindly .
I am a 27 year old female that just had a new baby girl. I have had dentures now for over 5 years, but in the last 6 months I have gone with out my bottom piece due to the fact that my brothers dog got a hold of it and destroyed it. Now my top piece is cracking, I am unemployed and am on DSHS unfortunately they no longer cover dental for adults over the age of 21. Frankly I cant cover the cost of them and have tried everything the cheapest I have found to get a new set is 450 and I just cant afford that my daughters needs come before my own and I refuse to let her go with out. I have tried calling the schools around the area and the want 750 so if anyone has any type of info that would be able to help me I would def welcome it.
Hey Jay. Idk how long you've had this posted, but what you wrote made me cry. I feel the exact same way.
Over the past year (literally just 12 months) i've been having so much tooth pain, and teeth problems. And my oral hygiene was always good. brush twice a day, i didn't floss as much as i should, but I found out my teeth problem was due to dry mouth. Sjogrens syndrom. it sucks. Over the past year like i said, i've lost 6 teeth (had them removed because they were causing so much pain), and my two front bottom teeth have rotted, and the white shell outside came off, and now it's just a brown rotted tooth structure.
It's super depressing. I am only 24 years old too. I feel like everyone looks at me and assumes i'm on drugs. i quit my job because of anxiety of them always breaking, and having to be on pain pills prescribed because it was the only way to get though the day.
My mom got denchers last summer because she had had dental problems for over ten years..and my grandma finally decided to help her..i think it ended up costing about 3 thousand dollars. my mom's teeth were a lot worse then mine though because she waited so long..scared to ask her mom for help. well my mom got denchers, then died a few months later due to cancer.
anyhow, after october...my teeth problems were super depressing me. I feel ugly, worthless, and when i saw a dentist he also told me I have to get denchers. He tried to talk me out of it..saying he could save my teeth for a little bit...but it was going to cost me over 12000. i had super anxiety. My grandma and i had had a fight just the previous year...but i knew ihad to ask her because she's the only one in my life that i could turn to. she ended up saying she would help me...but it's a long waiting process. i've had teeth pulled, seen one dentist for a consultation on denchers..and he said it was going to be over 6000. that gave me more anxiety and soi called around to see if there was another place that may be cheaper. luckily i found it at the University of Utah. I just have to wait a month to see a dentist for another consulation. I'm scared shitless. I know tho that when my mom got her denchers, she looked beautiful and they looked real. I've just got such low self esteem lately. I feel like my boyfriend is scared..thinking i won't look the same, and i'm scared for him to see me go through this. it just sucks. it makes me want to break up with him just so if he wanted to break up with me after all this..it wouldnt hurt as much if i left him first. he's not that kind of guy tho..and he likes me for me...it's just still a huge let down. and the funny thing is...HE NEVER BRUSHES HIS TEETH and he has no damn problems. may use mouth wash once a week..but thats it. it's gross and it pisses me off. i've always taken care of my teeth and the sjogrens made my teeth shit so fast.
i'm hoping you found the help you need and i'm sorry you're going through this too. I'm just hoping my job will let me come back and i can start saving up money to pay my grandma back because even tho she has the money in savings..she makes me feel like shit about it. now i know how my mom feels.
I am trying to find a dental lab that willing to provide Pro bono dentures to my client from substance abuse rehabilitation center. Does any body has any idea where to look for...
Please visit a local church for some help and...ssd is not a bad option,also medicaid..Wish I could do more R.G>