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How to get dental work done when you have no money?
Nov 30, 2012 8:39 PM
Oh the pain
So, I'm at my wits end. I've attempted to get money via loans, family, friends, closed out my 401(k), and I'm short $2k for dental work. The colleges around here cost just as much if not more than going to a regular dentist with my health insurance.
Yes, I have dental insurance, but who's dental insurance does anything? I want the pain to stop
34 Answers answer
If cost is the main issue, search your local area for low cost dental care programs. I know nearby there's a dental program that travels city to city that does free dental care for patients-- there is normally a long
line when it comes into town, but it could be an option if there's something like that in your area. I googled and found one in Florida, too, so Ohio isn't the only place that has em. Start by calling your state and local health department and see if they have a list of places to refer you.
edit: http://www.dentistryfromtheheart.org is one that has many upcoming events. If you're in urgent pain they might not have anything soon enough, but just in case. I also see something called Mission of Mercy that does them in many areas.
I believe United Way also helps people find low-cost dental things in their area, so that might be a start if you contact them, too.
As far as the pain though, I agree that there should be an after hours emergency number to call.