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02-24-2008, 10:32 AM
I have a family member who is having major issues with his wisdom teeth, and has a molar that needs to be pulled because of them.
He does not have coverage and is unable to afford this right now is there a way I can find out about some kind of help towards this?
Or is there someone who will accept payment plans?
He hasn't been eating very well and is losing a lot of weight and sleep so it needs to be fixed right away not to mention the horrible pain he is in.
I knew someone like this who had no coverage and had to go to OW,ask for help--same situtation.Lots of paperwork and runaround to get a tooth pulled. I dont know any dentist who takes payment, its bad enough when you do have coverage, and trying to get dental care.
02-24-2008, 10:45 AM
02-24-2008, 10:47 AM
You can try Community Assistance Trust 541-7327 they may be able to help. I know they use to help out with dental problems.
Hope this helps.
02-24-2008, 01:03 PM
you can go to the city hall I believe they still have the emergency clinin there on 5 floor.i hope this helps I know the pain,
02-24-2008, 02:32 PM
I don't know of any Dentist that require money un front. Have the work done and then give them some money towards the work. What are they going to do, reverse the work.
02-24-2008, 04:08 PM
my dentist takes payments, i ll pm you his name
If it's that serious, Dr Wong (orthodontic surgeon guy) takes payments, but I don't know how long his wait list is and I don't know if he'll do the procedure until after it's paid up.
If it's causing infection and issues and it's just a matter of a tooth being pulled, it can get done at the ER (they were ready to do it for me until I was able to communicate that wasn't the problem).
Best of luck to your friend. Mouth/tooth problems are absolutely miserable... I hope a solution can be found.
If the teeth are infected, it is very dangerous. I don't think some people realize how dangerous. Tooth problems can be fatal in some instances, it's crazy.
The poster who mentioned Community Assistance Trust is exactly right. They will help. Call them asap because they'll get your friend in to a dentist asap and get a solution going.
In the meantime, for the pain, I went to Shoppers and asked the pharmacist for whatever was the best thing to kill toothache pain and they gave me some over-the-counter pills. I think they were codeine? Can't remember. Also, a hot water bottle or heating pad against his cheek will help too. The warmth quells it a bit.
Best wishes to your friend!
02-25-2008, 09:11 AM
there is an emergency dental number to call - they are located at city hall - call the general inquiry line to see what can be done.
Hope things work out!
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