Need advice

I just had a crown come clean off of my tooth. ( been there for around 10 years). I do NOT have the money to have it redone. HELP!! What do all of you budget minded people do to save money at the dentist?? I don't have any insurance.

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    Michele
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    I just had a crown come clean off of my tooth. ( been there for around

    10 years). I do NOT have the money to have it redone. HELP!! What

    do all of you budget minded people do to save money at the dentist??

    I don't have any insurance.



    The tooth underneath was a root canal, so there is not pain at this

    point. I am just wondering if anyone has any money saving ideas.



    Thanks

    Shelly









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    Colleen McDonald
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    In almost any drugstore, you'll find products with names like Dentemp

    which can be used to recement the crown. They often last for months

    (and sometimes years).



    At 04:57 PM 3/23/2008, Shelly wrote:

    >I just had a crown come clean off of my tooth. ( been there for around

    >10 years). I do NOT have the money to have it redone. HELP!! What

    >do all of you budget minded people do to save money at the dentist??

    >I don't have any insurance. The tooth underneath was a root canal,

    >so there is not pain at this point. I am just wondering if anyone

    >has any money saving ideas.








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    Krista Fleming
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    --- Michele <shellybean40@yahoo.com> wrote:



    > I just had a crown come clean off of my tooth. (

    > been there for around

    > 10 years). I do NOT have the money to have it

    > redone. HELP!! What

    > do all of you budget minded people do to save money

    > at the dentist??

    > I don't have any insurance.





    Shelly -



    I had a tooth break off today, so I can understand and

    sympathize. I don't have insurance, either. In

    November I had to have a root canal and crown, which

    wasn't cheap ($1600). I had done some research on

    dentists (cheap, sliding scale, etc.) and if I lived

    close to a dental school I may have gone that route

    but I live too far away. My dentist was willing to

    work with me on payment - he allowed me to make

    payments over several months rather than all at once

    and they never asked me if I wanted to apply for the

    dental credit card.



    I don't really have any good advice, other than

    perhaps you could find a dentist that is willing to

    work with you on payments (without making you go

    through the credit company that will charge interest,

    etc.). I just finished paying my dental bill off last

    month and will have to start all over again



    Good luck!!

    Krista



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    comicmama
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    See if the dentist can just glue it on.Sometimes they can do that.i would really stress to the dentist office you are only interested in getting it glued on before you go in.Lea

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    melinda irvin
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    My best advice to you is see if there is a dental clinic in your area that goes on income. If it were me I would not go regardless but I have a very high pain tolerance level and would rather see my husband and daughter go to the dentist if money were tight. A few times I know I should have went but like you money was so tight. My tooth dissolved and split from my filling in the back and it hurt realy bad until the tooth finally fell off. Another time I got an abcess and suffered it out until it healed. This is not a great idea but I had limited money and made sure my daughter's needs were taken care of first. If it doesn't hurt you then there is really no rush so you would be able to check around for a dental clinic or simply call and ask, sometimes dentists will take a hard luck story and give you discounted or free services.

    Michele <shellybean40@yahoo.com> wrote: I just had a crown come clean off of my tooth. ( been there for around
    10 years). I do NOT have the money to have it redone. HELP!! What
    do all of you budget minded people do to save money at the dentist??
    I don't have any insurance.

    The tooth underneath was a root canal, so there is not pain at this
    point. I am just wondering if anyone has any money saving ideas.

    Thanks
    Shelly




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    CS Haig
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    Check
    at Wal-Mart (or someplace similar). They actually sell some stuff there
    that is a temporary fix to put crowns back on. Of course right now I can’t
    remember what it’s called!! It’s together with some other
    teeth cleaning utensils – they actually sell some serious stuff over the counter
    that dental hygienists are trained to use. Making sure your tooth is dry
    (use a washcloth or even a hair dryer!!) is the most important thing to watch
    out for.



    Of course, it’s still very important
    that you go see your dentist within a couple of weeks – they may be able
    to put the crown back on. But this should be a temporary fix for you
    until you can get in.



    Sheridan in OK


    -----Original Message-----

    I just had a crown come clean off of my tooth.




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    Kelly Tanner
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    If you live near a university that teaches dentistry they sometimes have discounted rates for people, if you don't mind a student working on you.
    I know that Dalhousie university in Halifax Nova Scotia (close to where I live does this ..well at least they used to...don't know for sure if they still do).

    Kelly
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    I just had a crown come clean off of my tooth. ( been there for around
    10 years). I do NOT have the money to have it redone. HELP!! What
    do all of you budget minded people do to save money at the dentist??
    I don't have any insurance.

    The tooth underneath was a root canal, so there is not pain at this
    point. I am just wondering if anyone has any money saving ideas.

    Thanks
    Shelly




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    Maja Drouin
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    Have you thought about one of those discount health plans, I know of ameriplan,

    procard - both of those are members of bbb.



    Thank you,

    Maja






 

 
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