I just found out that I need 8 root canals plus some periodontial treatment. I am so depressed because i live on a fixed income and as a single mom I just don't have any money. I can barely pay my bills. I have beautiful teeth and I want to keep them. I have an infection going on in my mouth and I am in pain. I wrote to Oprah Winfrey and I guess she can't even help me. I even made a wish on the site"Wish Upon a Hero', but i am not dying or I don't have aids so I don't have a her. The clinics here just pull teeth and won't do anything else. I really need a hero. I have worked hard to be where I am today. I moved my 10 year old son from the hood in Florida to live in a nice little mountain town last year. It took everything I had to make this happen. Now I find out that my teeth need this work and I am devastated! Where do I go? Who can I turn to? I even tried pleading with local dentists to see if they would do pro bono work. No one wants to help! I would even make payments if I could find someone who would work with me. Is there any hope for someone like me?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 13 - August - 2009, at 01:54 AM

  • I have full sympathy with you and also fully understand your hardship and problems. I am very sorry to say that I will not be able to help you directly but can only suggest you ways to get the treatment done at lowest cost. It seems that you donot have dental insurance. In this case, you can try to get your treatment financed from Care Credit and pay the dentist and you later pay on to them in instalments. You can also try to get treatment from any dental school near your home as they sometimes do the treatment free of cost or at very less rates as they teach the budding dentists. However these student dentists do their work under supervision of their superiors and the quality of work is not compromised. You can look for these aveneue. I wish to best of luck for this.

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