Hi, I am a 22 year old male from Minnesota, I’m currently in a bit of a situation, I’m struggling with my teeth. Half of my teeth are rotting in my head causing daily issues with eating or drinking, a few of my teeth are broken and more are on the way out, I can hardly chew anything without a certain amount of pain making it difficult to stay healthy, I’ve been looking into dental surgery but due to the severity of my teeth treatment is extremely expensive, it’s causing a huge amount of personal distress, I avoid smiling because I’m self conscious about what others will think of my teeth, my breath is terrible and that makes me avoid wanting to interact with anybody on daily basis which is hard being I have a job based around customer service and dealing with people all day and it’s taking it’s toll on the way I see myself and my confidence has taken a dive, I look at old picture of me where I used to smile and I miss being able to smile with all my teeth and not have to worry about hiding them. Another reason I’ve been looking into dental surgery is because people comment on my teeth all the time, making comments and mentioning how bad my breath and teeth are and how bad they are getting. I’m really concerned that my teeth will get worse causing more issues than they already have, eating is very very difficult as I mentioned before every now and then when I’m eating something I feel a tooth break more and more, at night the pain keeps me awake tossing and turning all night due to the pain. I get extreme migraines due to the pain in my mouth, it’s an extremely uncomfortable and painful experience that I deal with on a daily basis. It’s hard being 22 with rotting teeth in my mouth and looking into it the initial work is somewhere around 1500 dollars Which I cannot afford on my own due to me only making ten dollars an hour and having other bills such as rent, car insurance, and now a massive car repair bill in the near future, my health insurance will not cover any of the surgery other than the post surgery medication for the pain. So if anybody could help this 22 year old regain his smile I would forever be grateful for the kind gift you have given me and hopefully I will have my smile back and my confidence back as well. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Hey there how are you? I’m not doing so good honestly.. I am a 21 year old with school debt and bills I am struggling with. I have a part time job but my books take up most of it as well as my school costs. I recently met one of my roommates uncles and he’s a dentist. He saw my smile and immediately told me I should get it fixed. I have been bullied because of it as well and it’s always been on my wish/bucket/to do list but because of the costs I deep down know I can’t do it alone. What I have is 4 wisdom teeth that are already growing. My mouth hurts here and there but I do nothing because I have no help to do so. I need teeth implants because I am missing tissue on my right front tooth which causes that tooth to go more and more up. I need surgery to fix my smile, teeth, but I need your help to do so. The surgery would be around 4,000 plus wisdom tooth removal is around 800. We’ve calculated that my total would be around the 6,000. I don’t ever ask for money because I feel the guilt but my life is to the point that I hate smiling. I hate meeting new people or talking because I see the eyes go straight to my teeth. I’ve been told my teeth ruin my face and it hurts. Anything will help I want to be a new me with confidence in 2018. Help me achieve it.
Hi! Thanks for taking the time to read this… I have never asked for money from anyone, but I don’t know what else to do. I was in an extremely abusive relationship for many years with the father of my oldest child. I am no longer in that relationship, but still deal with the physical effects it had on me every day. I have been a single mom most of my children’s lives. While in this relationship I was hit and punched in the face repeatedly over the years. I held a full-time job and was the primary provider for my children. I was provided medical insurance through my job, but never had dental insurance. I went to a dentist a couple of years ago who told me that all of my teeth are horribly fractured. I had been hit so hard that it fractured my teeth like glass. In the last year, my teeth have started breaking. I have lost all my upper back teeth on one side and most of the lower ones on the other side. I got an infection in my jaw last year and ended up in the hospital for 19 days in intensive care because I contracted MRSA. (Flesh eating bacteria). They weren’t sure if I was going to live through it. Luckily, I recovered but am now a MRSA carrier, which means antibiotics no longer work on me and the slightest infection can kill me… I have constantly battled tooth pain and infection from my broken teeth. I was told that to have them removed and replaced with implants will cost me almost 10,000$!!! I will never have that kind of money to spend on teeth. I am embarrassed and ashamed of my appearance, I don’t smile anymore. I am only 44 yrs old and I don’t want to live this way. I have a beautiful grandbaby who I can’t take pictures with because I am ashamed. I thought that once I got away from my abuser I would be free to live a normal life, but that’s not the case. Every time I look in the mirror I am right back in that relationship. I just want to feel normal… please help me move out of that abusive hell and start a happy new life!!
My name is Rebecca I work very hard and so does my mum but we have no spare money. I would really like for my mum to have her teeth done as they have been bad for a while and she won’t go anywhere she has to smile. It costs a lot of money £1,600 (nhs) and I worry she will never get it done, she deserves to be happy. Any help would be much appreciated.
My name is Sierra, and I am a low-income college student struggling to get my health under control. I am struggling with mental illness (thankfully, we have free counseling at my school and I was able to get help paying for my medication) and IBS, and I have now recently developed an unbearable ache in my jaw and teeth. My gum is visibly swollen and my bottom tooth is sensitive to touch and temperature extremes. I had a root canal in this tooth about two years ago while I was still covered, and I believe that it or another tooth nearby has failed. It is difficult to tell, as the pain is widespread.
I live in South Carolina and am not eligible for Medicaid because I do not have a disability or a child. I cannot afford the plans offered under Medicaid for my state, especially because South Carolina did not expand on Mediciad coverage.
My toothache is keeping me from focusing on my work. I have been taking over the counter pain pills to help me concentrate and sleep, but these pills are bad for you stomach in the long run and should not be taken on a daily basis. In trying to curb one problem, I am creating another in my body. As you can imagine, the added stress of this ache is also worsening the impact of my mental health problems.
I do not earn enough (I am a work study student) to make payments for most of the plans offered, and my credit is not good enough to qualify me for programs like CareCredit. I have searched for free options, but all the free clinics in my area are not accepting new dental patients until next June.
I am a promising student with a high GPA with upcoming opportunities to travel abroad and complete an independent research project under the McNair program. These intersecting health problems have made it difficult for me to keep up with the obligations of college life. I have tried every option available to me and will not be able to do this on my own. Please consider helping me.
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Hi, My name is Jacqueline. I’m recovering from eating disorder after battling for over 20 years….Due to the depression and Abusive relationship, I let myself go. I believe my teeth started to fall out cause of the beatings in the face i received and from eating disorder.
When i try to brush, I start to feel lost of pain which leads to headache. My front teeth are dark, yellow, cracked and full of holes. I can’t smile or talk clear cause of embarrassment. I can’t eat normal food other than mashed potatoes, due it’s difficult to chew or bite. Drinking anything very cold or hot is impossible. So basically I’m gonna need Implants or permanent Denture for all the 30 teeth.
I can’t work cause most of the jobs i could do requires to put a smile on. So it’s been very hard for me to get hired. I have a kid to take care of, but without work, I don’t know what I’m gonna do. I’m desperately in need to get my smile back, so i can start to work again.
It’s extremely expensive for dental here, so due to financial problems I have, i can’t afford to fund myself. If, I could get around $10000 would help to fix my teeth. Any help is appreciated. Thank you very much for taking time to read my story. God Bless you all! Link to
My name is Monica Woodson I am 41 years old and you guessed it, a single mom! I am working a full-time jib as well as going to school online for medical billing and coding. I have straight A’s in my classes and love my job working with dogs! I have three kids, my oldest is 23 and not making the best choices so I raise my 7 year old grandson alone now. My youngest two are 14 and 16 and great kids, well most of the time lol…..I love them all and do everything I can for them. I have medical insurance for my kids and myself but the procedure I need is not covered. My teeth are very very bad I have been headbutted a few times at work and the front teeth are cracked and broken. Workers comp declined to help because my teeth were not the best to begin with. I am a very confident person except when it comes to my smile. I get very depressed at times because they look so awful. It makes me terribly sad too. I tried to use my insurance to get the help I need and have been denied each time. I am looking for someone to help me get dental surgery. Basically all my teeth will need to be removed, some surgically due to the breakage. Then I will need dentures or implants. I do not care which i just need my teeth for work to be honest I have been losing my hours at work as a receptionist due to the look of my mouth. I hate they way they look and make me feel, both physically and emotionally. I do not ask for help from many, I really do not ask for anything for me. I try and do it all on my own because that is my job as a parent, but I need help this time. I am willing to pay back every dime I am helped with and will sign a contract. I just need help please. I can send pictures if anyone wants to see them and to help me but please keep in mind that I am very embarrassed by this. I am not a drinker and I do not do drugs. I was a drug addict and have been clean for 4 plus years! Even with my addiction I kept my kids in a home and cared for but now that I am doing much better I want to get the help I so badly desire! Please if you can help me let me know I ill be forever in your debt! I am not asking for a hand me out I can pay you back over time or work it off if possible but I am at your mercy for help! Like I mentioned I do work and pay all my bills on my own i am not asking for help raising my kids I am begging for help to make myself better!
HELLO TO ALL,
My name is Shanda and first of all i cant believe it has come to this. but i am a woman in desperate need. Ive been depressed for a while although i try to hide it. My teeth, literally, seems to be falling out. On one side i have no teeth in the back and on the other side is falling out bit by bit. Im totally scared the front teeth will be gone here real soon. I dont drink. I dont smoke. but I do drink a lot of cofee. Im sure that dont help out the situation. I am a woman in my mid 40’s but look 30…. but once all my teeth fall out, i’ll look 60 0r 70 and i’m TOTALLY SCARED!!!
I can barely eat. It HURTS TO EAT!! IT HURTS TO DRINK. CANT BE TOO HOT! CANT BE TOO COLD! CANT BE HARD! CANT BE SWEET! I’m losing all kinds of weight. I’m just totally embarrassed and ashamed. I wanna date. I wanna live life. I want to find my soul mate. but looking like this, no one will want me.
Im in a very tight income situation. Im on SSI/SSD and i only get 650 a month. BARELY making ends meet. I have a 2003 ford blazer i just managed to pay off by neglecting personal needs. When im down to my last payment….My car gets severely BURNED on the passenger side while im trying to make money babysitting. My car was sitting next to a car that caught on fire.The person had no insurance and i can only afford Liability. So now im stuck trying to fix my truck. THE ONE AND ONLY THING I NOW OWN. I gave up almost half my monthly income..$300 a month for 9 months. I SACRIFICED!!!!!! I was so proud of my truck, for a very short moment. It needs work but it runs and get me from A to B.
I can get my truck sanded and painted for $1ooo. I can get a little work under the hood done for about $300. I can get my teeth fixed for $1500 so a total of $2800 would help me out TREMENDOUSLY!!!! or whatever im blessed with.
I have multiple sclerosis and trying to find a job that i can do without my legs giving out is hard. I didnt mention my condition in the beginning because i dont want to use my illness as an excuse. I wanna be able to enjoy life before this condition worsens.
THANKS TO ALL IN ADVANCE AND GOD BLESS!
I don’t even know where to begin. I feel like all the walls are caving in on me. I have technically three jobs, just went through a seasonal drought, with one giving me a consistent 20 hours, and one being a traveling job starting in November. I wish my issues were caused by laziness, but it seems like its just shitty events day after day, and they come at a time where I’m making no money.
I got my wisdom teeth removed recently, but only the top ones. I paid $200 for pills that were supposed to knock me out, but they didn’t, so I managed to bare getting only my top ones out. The oral surgeon stopped, because my bottom two were coming in crooked, and said they wouldn’t do the surgery until I’m gassed, because I had anxiety, and felt like I was choking on my blood, and they will have to break my jaw for the bottom 2. That costs $1000 with my insurance. So after getting behind on work since that surgery, I’ve since gone back to work. Only, my bottom wisdom teeth are hurting so badly lately, and I can’t bare the pain anymore. Its so hard to concentrate on anything with my pounding headaches. I don’t want to be on narco, and I can’t afford consistent medicine, so that option is gone.
And then, yesterday, my head gasket blew out on my car on the way to work, and I missed a shift (thank god I didn’t get punished by my employer) and now I have no transportation. I spoke to my bank, and at my age, and score, due to having 3 lines of credit open. One is my busted car, with $1500 left on my payments. My car could be scrapped for $300. It was a Dodge Stratus that consistently gave me problems. But in order to be approved for a loan to get a new car, I’d have to pay off my broken car. My friend in financed said I’m at best looking at a $4000, 11% loan after my previous one is paid.
So I’m in a position, where I have no money to fix my health, which is preventing me from working to the best of my ability (only missed 2 shifts in 3 years, this is new to me…), no transportation (now I’m using Uber to get to work, roughly costing me $30 a day), which will cause me to get behind on other payments and rent. I am scared, and my traveling job in November, I’ll have to fly, and I am so terrified of the pressure it’ll put on my teeth, and if I can even handle it.
Long story short
-Need $1000 for wisdom teeth sedation
-Need $1200-1500 to pay off broken car, to qualify for a new car loan
-Hoping for $800 for coasting and rent after I have to have my jaw broken by wisdom tooth extraction.
Paypal link is playpal.me/CM92
If you’re actually reading this – then you’re already doing more than I expected- so thanks for listening. I know this is an extremely long shot, and I feel like a complete twerp to be perfectly frank, but I figured it couldn’t hurt (aside from my pride) to ask, on the off chance someone with more money than they need, was willing to take a chance on a stranger.
Long story short, I was diagnosed with ameloblastoma in 2012 and had a jaw resection – which meant I lost a bunch of my jaw and a bunch of my teeth and as a bonus lost sensation in my chin. (See attached x-ray). It was a bummer, but something I could live with. However, here lies the problem: I have been eating on one side of my face ever since and my bite has shifted and it’s straight up destroying my remaining teeth. They are cracked, raw and some in the front have started to move and come loose. I’m in the middle of a root canal but there’s so much more work to be done (bone grafts, implants, splints) before I will be able to eat and smile properly again and so little money to pay for it all.
I work hard to pay my rent and bills and look after my pets, but these are costs that are more than I make in two years and I feel completely overwhelmed by them.
Anyway, that’s enough of my sob story I think. If you can help me at all, even a little I would be eternally in your debt.
Love, peace and thanks,
First off, I have never done anything like this before. I have looked at some of the other posts asking for help here in this forum and I am now even more embarrassed to ask for help since some of these pictures show teeth a lot worse than mine are. I hope those people receive some kind of help, if they are legitimate.
I can assure you I am legitimate, I came here to post because I feel the Lord can use a person that has the funds to help me to help change my life. There is a very long story involved with my issues so I will try to shorten it as much as I can.
I was in a very bad marriage and found out that my son was gay, my husband lost his mind over it and became abusive to my son and myself. Eventually my son had to leave home to live in a different state with my parents and I emotionally died inside because I missed him so much. I take marriage vows very seriously and so I stayed with my husband hoping he could change soon. It all came crashing down when one night he got very drunk took a walk outside in a snowstorm, came home got undressed then threw himself headfirst down a staircase. I called 911 and police also showed up, he became belligerent and they had to restrain him. I became afraid of him at that point because I had never seen anything like that before and figured if he could do that to himself what might he do to me?
He was in an institution for a few weeks and I waited for him at home, I did not have a career as I was a stay at home mom so worried about money while he was gone, amongst other things. I had to put our one dog down while he was away because the dog was peeing all over the house and was very sick with diabetes, I had given the dog shots for years and taken care of him but he became too ill and it had to be done. It was very heartbreaking. Finally my husband got out of the facility, came home and things were a little better but he blamed me for putting him in that place even though I had nothing to do with it. Things got bad again and he asked me why I was still living there, I felt a nudge to leave and so I finally left a few months later in Aug. 2014 to go be with my parents. After arriving at their home I felt so much better and was so happy to be with my son.
In december of that year, we found out my mother had breast cancer. Suddenly I realized God had put me with my parents for a reason and that was to take care of my mother. I never understood why medical books had fascinated me throughout my childhood, I had read every medical book I could find, but now everything made sense. I had been preparing for this my whole life. We found out my mother had stage 4 cancer a couple weeks later, it had spread to her brain and bones. She had had the cancer for a long time and never told me or my brother about the huge lump in her chest. We tried to stay positive and I put her on a special diet.
I took care of my mom for 2 years plus my elderly grandfather, then she died in June of 2016. I took care of her as she was dying and throwing up black bile, I was on my feet for 32 hours straight until she finally died. It was a horrible death and I am glad she doesn’t have to suffer anymore and is with God. We were all devastated and after she died, I started drinking too much wine and cried a lot. I had no mother, no home, no money..I had nothing. But I tried to wake up everyday positive regardless because I believe God had told me that if I take care of my mother and do what he wanted me to do that he would always take care of me. At this point in my life I was unhealthy and very overweight (over 300lbs)
One day, October 2016 I got up and took my dog outside, it was raining that morning and as I walked in the backyard I stepped into a large hole with both feet, I fell over sideways and heard cracking sounds. Nobody was home and I laid outside for about 10 minutes until my dad finally got home and saw me lying out there through a back window. Long story short I was rushed to the hospital and found out I had a trimalleor ankle fracture which means I had broken 3 bones in my lower leg/ankle and had sprained my other ankle pretty badly. I had to have surgery 11 days later (November 2016)and they put in 40 screws a plate and some pins. I was in terrible pain for weeks afterward because I had nerve damage from the operation. I was bedridden for months and had to use a wheelchair. Actually, I am now trying to find a needy family that could use the wheelchair and the hospital bed my mother had used before she died. Thank goodness my father was here to take care of me throughout my injury because I was helpless.
After my injury my appetite was pretty much gone and I have chosen to view the injury as a blessing from God since I prefer to focus on the good things that come out of tragedy. I have lost a ton of weight and am now getting healthy. I feel so much better and look a lot better too. I have medicaid which helps me get dental work done which I’m very grateful for but it only covers fillings. It does not cover crowns unless there is an emergency and then it just covers 1 per year.
My problem with my teeth started when I was younger, my brother came up to me when I was drinking soda out of a glass bottle and smashed it into my face with his hand, the result was it chipped my front tooth. A dentist decided to fill the space but that fell out so he decided to grind down my other front tooth to make them match which was a big mistake because over the years they keep getting shorter and shorter. Also the last dentist I went to said that other dentists through the years have made major mistakes by putting in caps/crowns that did not fit my teeth properly. You will see an example of this in the picture, my front bottom tooth..the cap that was put in years ago does not match the others and the color is off. Putting crowns in that did not fit caused me to grind my teeth down to little stubs, the dentist tried talking me into getting crowns but I have no money to do it. He said soon my nerves in the front teeth would start to hurt because of how small the teeth are getting.
I hate my teeth, theyre becoming discolored and very small. I don’t like to smile anymore and get embarrassed when I talk to people in person. They always stare at my mouth. I’m not a shallow person at all and I know looks aren’t everything but it has been so long since I have been able to really take care of myself or felt attractive and if I could just get crowns for my front teeth I would feel so much better and also not have to be afraid of the nerves becoming exposed.
I’m not normally the type of person to ask anyone for help. My whole life I have done things for other people and tried to help them, I never buy myself anything or do anything for myself and now I’m going out on a limb and asking for a miracle because I don’t have any money to fix my teeth. But only if someone can afford to help me and only if God has touched them in a way that makes them want to help me. If I hear no responses at all that will be ok, I will know it was not meant to be. I will leave this up to God and fate but if someone finds it in their heart to help me fix this problem I will be forever grateful to you. If you have read all of this I just want to thank you for reading my story and about my life, God bless!
They said I must provide a link to paypal to receive help, here is the link if you feel you would like to help me:
Hi my name is Kristi and 33 years old. I just recently found out I had a bad gum disease that was taken my teeth. So dentist told me he had to pull them all. So I let him. Which I now feel it was a really bad mistake. I’ve been suffering from manic depression, severe anxiety, suicide tendencies, and bi polar since I was 13 when diagnosed with all this. Before I would at least go around people and places. But now since all my teeth where pulled. I’m embarrassed to talk to anyone or be seen by anyone. I stay in my house day and night and talk to no one. My depression is really bad because of this not having teeth. My teeth were always the best part of me. Dentist made me a set of dentures after he removed my teeth and the tumor in my mouth. But dentures are way to big and hurt entirely to bad. I’m tongue tied so they can’t make them to fit me right. I’m trying to come up with enough money to get the implants. I know this won’t help me get rid of my depression, but I would be able to go in public and be able to talk to people again. But most of all I would be able to take my soon to be 2yr old baby girl outside to play or to different new to see places. It’s not fair to her to see her mom always crying, cancelling Dr.appointments and just avoiding everyone and thing. I want to be able to do stuff again and have even just a little bit of self esteem again. To be out of this state of mind. I want to take her shopping, to amusement parks, parks, for walks, or just outside to play. I’m feeling like I’m messing her life up. I’m not good at asking for help, but I can’t do this life anymore. Something has to change. With new teeth I could do so much. From actually being able to get a job to having friends again. Getting stuff done that I’ve been avoiding. I’m begging for help. Getting my teeth done will lead to so much more. My home I’m renting is full of black mold, walls falling apart on outside and inside. Just touch the wall and you fall threw it. Gas leaks and lines falling apart so old. So with me getting my teeth done and able to get a job. I could get a new place to stay with my baby girl, somewhere safe also for her medical issues. I just need a little self esteem back to get out of this state of depression. Thank you!!!
I’m usually very independent and absolutely hate to ask for anything, but at this point in my life I feel like all I can do is hope there is someone out there looking to help me in my time of need.I am currently twenty seven years old, and I need a lot of dental work done. I grew up helping my disabled mother and raising my brothers three children so I was unable to go to the dentist regularly because of obvious reasons I was unable to afford the visits. with that being said I had a horrible dental experience when I was around twelve years old a dentist filled almost everyone of my teeth which led to most of them falling out or breaking. I have around eight good teeth left.I’m in a crisis because I recently moved to try and better my life and now I cannot find a job because of my teeth. I feel like I am being judged in the interviews because the first thing they see is my front teeth broken. Without a job I simply can not get any kind of dental insurance or pay out of pocket for the costly expenses. I went to the dentist and was estimated 10,000 just to fix the current problems. I needed a deep cleaning, four root canals, two crowns,two porcelain crowns (for the front teeth) and i think they said one or two bridges. this was a year ago and they told me then i had about six months before my teeth got even worse. and since then I have had an additional two teeth break. I am not asking for the entire amount just whatever anyone can help with. my main goal is to get my front teeth fixed that way i can get a job and save for the rest. thank you to anyone who has taken the time to even read this.I just want to be able to be confident in my future work place and to be able to enjoy eating without the constant worry I will get a toothache or worse my teeth will break even more.thank you so much. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/DeAnnasCrafty
I want to start this letter by showing you my up most appreciation. I’m very thankful for your time and consideration in reading my letter. I’m in dire need of major dental expenses for performing dental surgery that I can’t afford. I’m really hoping that you read this and understand my situation and true urgency, and gain your trust and believe that what I’m stating is fact. All I can do is ask you for a little financial support and donate any amount you feel necessary, and will go along way towards my goal. This is the first time I’ve done anything like this online. I’m the type of person that is to stubborn to ask for help unless I absolutely need it. So I’m swallowing my pride, and I’m gonna reach out for a helping hand. I’m gonna have faith and trust that this is the right thing to do. My purpose of this attempt for donations is I’ve tried calling multiple different dental programs, and also went online for sometimes hours at a time to find any kind of financial assistance and always repeatedly finding myself at a “roadblock” so to speak of some kind. It’s either I don’t qualify, or I don’t make enough or I don’t have insurance it’s just constant back and fourth. And the result is I’m denied or put on endless waiting lists and a hope to receive a phone call that never seems to happen!. It seems to be that same outcome after all the time and energy and aggravation. And I end up no closer to solving my problem and no progress reaching my goal. So I’m gonna try to be optimistic, and I hope this will give me the opportunity I’ve been desperately seeking. I’m hopeful to raise enough money for a major dental surgery. I want to have all my teeth pulled and have enough funds to put dentures in. That’s been a long time dream of mine,and I prey everyday that it will happen. For many years now I’ve been battling continuous tooth pain on a daily basis. Having sensitive teeth while eating or drinking, and constantly spitting out broken pieces of a tooth that’s decayed away. Also I’ve had multiple sever abscesses and tooth infections with non-stop throbbing and pain and my face swelled out like a balloon!. When I was a kid growing up I wasn’t fortunate enough to have a regular family dentist. Someone to guide me in helping me with regular check ups and cleaning’s and to prevent my teeth from decaying so rapidly. So I was ignorant to cause and effect without any regards to regular dental check ups and up keep!. But my mom tried to do what she could with what she had. She was never financially stable enough to afford such care for me. I remember it was always a constant struggle for her to put food on the table, and clothes on my back. I grew up in a poor, and rough household. So a dentist among other things wasn’t an option for me. So this is my cry for help with good intentions. I’m a very honest, and hard working person who would give my shirt off my back to help someone in need. People say I’m to caring to others. That’s just the type of person I am. I can completely relate to others who also have it rough financially and who definitely know the value of a dollar and to earn that dollar. Dental work these days is very expensive to afford, even if you have the proper insurances. I don’t have either the finances nor the proper insurance to afford the type of dental repair I need. The older I’m getting I’m noticing my health is rapidly degrading because of my teeth. I was hospitalized last year I had a upper GI bleed from an ulcer that had grown and erupted. I almost died do to blood loss I was continuously vomiting up. I spent 7 days in the ICU and had three blood transfusions and multiple other medications. And I had two endoscopy surgery to shrink the ulcer. But this was due to my teeth because I was constantly taking either Tylenol,or Excedrin to deal with my sever tooth pain and massive migraines which led to me developing a huge ulcer from continuous use of those pills over the years. I just want to become a healthier and more energetic person and have a second Chance in life being able to smile and laugh without the major tooth pain and constantly feeling depressed and insecure around people. I want to be able to have my picture taken without the feeling of judgement, and to have a conversation with somebody who isn’t looking at my messed up teeth and judge me as a bad person. Your smile says a lot to someone, and it reflects the person you are. So it’s really bothering me tremendously, both physically and emotionally. I’m posting a photo with this letter of my teeth so you understand my urgency and my credibility of my story. To be honest it took a lot of guts for me to do this cause I feel very uncomfortable showing anyone. So I hope you take my letter to be a 100% honest and sincere. I’m going to leave a link at the bottom of this page that will direct you to my PayPal.me account to leave a donation of any amount you find necessary that will help my cause. Again I just want you to understand my appreciation and gratitude and taking the time to read my letter. I’m really hoping for a second chance and give me the opportunity for happiness and being able to laugh and smile again with no regrets. And to end all my pain and suffering.
This is my link: paypal.me/JustinMadore
Hello, First I need to explain my entire situation so you know the financial burden on me. I’m originally born and raised in New Jersey. my dad passed away and always wanted to retire to Las Vegas, so my brother, mom and me moved to Las Vegas to honor my dad. in 2010 my mother passed away, completely devastated my brother and I, in 2015 I met someone online from Wisconsin and fell in love with her so I moved to Wisconsin to be with her.. We decided to be just friends and be roommates to share living expenses. Within that time I needed a car so I financed a car at 24.5 interest rate and at this rate will never pay it off. I still owe $4,900 on my car. My teeth I had a bridge in which came out I went to the dentist, got a few opinions and all of them said my teeth was bad and had to come out, so got dentures which I hate, can’t talk normal but I’m dealing with that, hopefully one day be able to get implants. it cost over $10,000 I can’t afford that, now my roommate tells me she wants to live alone so I need to get my own apartment on top of that I’ve never been in such a financial strain as I am now. What I’m asking for is $5,200 for my car payment to pay that off and bill on my dentures. I’m having problem finding a apartment with the money that I owe.
If you can find it in your heart to help me, I’ll be forever grateful. I can prove all of this. This is not a scam.
My name is Andria and I am 19 years old. My teeth have been terrible since I was young due to neglect as a child. As a result, I never learned how to properly conduct dental hygiene until I was about 12 years old, and by then I had all of my adult teeth. No amount of brushing or flossing could undo the damage that had already been done. I am in constant pain due to my bad teeth, and I cannot properly chew my food. All of my molars are decaying and two are completely broken with dead exposed nerves. I have previously gotten infections from another bad molar, and I was told that it could have killed me due to how long I had to wait to get it fixed. Now I am very afraid for my health, and it even keeps me up at night thinking about how I could get another infection.
I am on my own financially, making barely above minimum wage while going to school. I live with family but I have to pay rent and bills, and they are not understanding of my dental situation. After rent, paying half of the electric bill, half of the cable/internet, and food, I do not have any money left over to afford to get my teeth fixed. I’ve been dealing with dental pain since I was a kid, and just to have peace of mind about my health would be amazing to me. Root canals cost at least $500 dollars each, but at this point I would even settle for having them pulled.
If you can help at all, I would be ecstatic and so very thankful. Once I get to a more positive point in my life I will absolutely pay it forward. I always remember those in my life who have helped, even if it was just a little bit.
My name is Jessica and I am a 24 year old student in Ontario. I have been plagued with dental problems my whole life, but being an adult there is no help out there to cover the insanely high priced dental costs associated with fixing my problems. I need over $5,000 of dental work done and I am just not able to afford it on my own. I go to school full time, work part time, and volunteer in my spare time, but my dental issues are getting severe enough that it is almost impossible to eat solid foods, I no longer enjoy smiling and it has affected my self-confidence to an extreme. I am in school to learn health care and I really want to be able to help people and give back in my career, but I know if these dental problems aren’t addressed, I will not be able to commit to that 100%. I know that there are so many people out there that need help, but this would ultimately change my life. I try to live my life only doing good and looking out for others but I still was not blessed with good dental. Any amount of a donation to help me achieve this dream would be more than I could ever hope and I know that if anonymous donors helped me as soon as I am financially stable, I would do the same for others. Thank you so much.
My name is Michael Huck and I am 23 years old currently battling against Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I have been fighting cancer for over a year now and since then my family has been reluctant to help, forcing me to do this all alone. My parents do not want anything to do with me and do not contact me and do not care to. My mom has put a restraining order against me for reasons that are absurd and she refuses to help. My father just doesn’t care and he never has. I am unable to work due to my disease and treatments which inhibits me from doing any physical activities. I have very limited family support for I was born in Germany and half of my family lives over there and doesn’t even speak English and my father’s side here in America do not even care of me. Since I was diagnosed last year in March I have been for the most part fighting this by myself. I goto treatments by myself, I stayed home by myself( In a group home now) and dealt with all this alone. I am tired of being “strong” as everyone tells me. I just want some help. My wisdom teeth are coming in and its hurting me so much and I don’t have dental… I cant work and I want to so bad. I have certifications in Welding but I just cannot physically do it anymore. idk what to do or who to goto. I am honestly desperate. I am not even from this state I am currently in, I just went to school here for welding and was diagnosed here. So I decided to stay here for the duration of my treatments. I have no source of income(Waiting on the approval of disability) and really no real support. I just need a break.
Hello, I am 21 years old female, who just want to feel confident in everyday life. Never, in my whole life experience, have I ever felt confident enough to achieve something, just because of a feeling that other people may judge me because of the way that I look.
I never smile, I am always down or moody and just because I do’t feel like smiling to the world. I am uncomfortable in my own skin and I want to end this. I want to be happy, to be able to feel confident and start to achieve something. I know that appearance is not everything, but nowadays everything is about the way that YOU look. I was always self-conscious and shy, was told that I’m too dumb or too ugly to reach anything in my life. Eventually I befriended depression and anxiety, which did not help me to feel better at all.
I feel pitiful because of the way that I am now. I have no friends nor people to talk to and only because I am afraid of judgement that I may receive.
I, nor my family, was never financially capable to solve my little problem, but finally, little by little, I am trying to reach my goal and finally trying to do something about it, but it’s not easy, it costs a lot of money and I don’t have that money. It would be way easier if someone would help me, but it’t not easy for me to ask for help. I can’t ask my family for money, because I know that they don’t have them, I don’t have friends to ask for help too, I don’t have well paid job so I can’t save money almost at all. I guess it won’t hurt to ask for help here, every penny is important to me and will help me to reach my goal, so thank YOU so so so much, if you decided to help me, I really appreciate it.
I am in need of major dental work and need to raise $6,720.00. I’m not usually in the habit of asking strangers for money but I have no other choice.
I am 62 years old and due to a disability I was forced to retire at age 45. My life prior to retiring was spent helping others now I need help. I became a Police Officer at the age of 21 and at the age of 26 I became a Federal Law Enforcement Officer. At the age of 34, at the start of the Gulf War, I enlisted into the U.S. military reserves and served for eight years while still employed as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer.
At the age of 41, while on active duty with the military, I was diagnosed with Graves Disease, by age 44 the disease had caused or aggravated other medical problems and I was not allowed to re-enlist into the military and I was also forced to resign my position as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer.
Since 1999, I have been receiving a modest Federal Pension which is currently $24, 600 a year. My wife works in the medical field and also makes a modest salary approximately $40, 000 a year, our combined income supports a family of four.
Not too many years ago our combined income would have put us in a pretty good place, we may have been considered mid middle income. Today we are the new poor, actually we are worse than poor because we make too much money to qualify for any type of help. We earn just enough money to pay our bills, mortgage, car insurance and put food on the table, but not much left over for anything else.
Since 1999 I have had open heart surgery, a number of minor surgeries, been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis and a number of other medical problems. We have excellent health insurance through my wife’s employer (that we pay for), I also have Medicare (which I pay for) and we have what is supposed to be the Cadillac of Dental Insurance Plans (Which we pay for), like I previously mentioned, we pay all our bills including all our medical bills but now I am in need of major dental work amounting to almost $9000.00 and I discovered that the Cadillac of Dental Plans is more like an ala carte menu, and the more serious the problem, the less it pays, which in my case comes to a grand total of $1,800.00 leaving me a balance of $6.720.00.
I don’t have the balance, I don’t qualify for any free government dental programs and we tried getting a loan. I was told our credit was good but our debt to income ratio was too high to qualify for a loan. Now that might sound like we live beyond our means, but our salary to debt ratio is high because in 2012 Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey Shore and we sustained $30,000 in damage. Our insurance company refused to pay to repair the damage, so we applied for a FEMA grant. FEMA offered us a loan instead, so we were forced to borrow $30,000.00 putting our Debt to Income Ratio at it’s max.
Hello, its been about 7 or 8 years now that I have been missing my front tooth. My baby tooth never fell out when it was suppose to so i went to an orthodontist got xrays done and they found the problem, there was an extra piece of bone blocking my adult tooth from coming down, after the orthodontist found out what the problem was he started working on my mouth immediately, he pulled the baby tooth removed the piece of bone that was blocking my adult tooth and then cut a slant in my gums in order to make room for the tooth, he did insist that i wait a month or two to see if the tooth would come down naturally which it did but when it came down it came down crooked so after i noticed i went back to the ortho and he told me that i would have to get braces and a minor surgery to get the tooth to come down so i went to get the braces my medical card at the time covered it i was a teen at the time and the next step was getting the surgery done but i couldn’t get it done because my medical card had stopped working (i turned 18) the ortho dentist took the rubber bands off the brackets and never removed the brackets from my teeth so fast foward til today. . . I still have old brackets on my teeth and i also lost some brackets, all I need is the money to actually pay for my procedure and braces i can not afford even a portion of what it cost (over $5,000) and thats why i am asking you all for help. I just want to smile without people being disgusted at my smile, i want my confidence back to 100%.
Hello all, well about a year ago my son I was riding a skateboard and hit some gravel in the road and fell and landed on his mouth on the concrete. It knocked out his two front teeth and scraped a couple the other ones. We got most of that fixed. We just took him to the dentist today May 12th and was shocked to find out that he needs $21,000 and dental work that consists of about 10 root canals, porcelain caps, fillings, and deep cleaning. My wife was recently let go from her job, and we have an ongoing lawsuit for ADA discrimination. Since she lost her job we have not had insurance for my son. Our attorney says that the case is probably worth about 2 million dollars but will probably take a year to 2 years to get an end result. I am doing all I can right now just to make ends meet. I work as a machinist Monday through Thursday, and in all my spare time I drive for Uber, but it’s still not enough. With my wife losing her job I am having to pick up all the slack. I pay two car payments, insurance, all the rent, all the bills, and have a mound of credit card debt that I’m trying to keep up with. I’m not asking for a handout as much as I’m asking for a loan until we can get this lawsuit out of the way. Anything will help. I have included a picture of the work that he needs done. I pray to God somebody out there can help as I do not know what else to do. This is causing serious Strife with me and my wife and I just do not know what to do anymore. Thank you for reading this, and have a blessed day.
￼My name is Hazel Donald. I am a university student. I am 21 year old now. My problem is that I don’t have perfectly straight teeth. Ever since I started to care about my teeth, I smiled and laughed less; because I feel insecure about it. My teeth are my flaw that I wish to make it flawless. Every time I smiled, it looked like I have missing one of my teeth and crooked and crowded. I prefer to smile with my mouth close, laugh with my hands covering my mouth. Why I did it? Well because if I didn’t, people will look at my teeth and I feel ashamed. My family and friends always teased me about my teeth. It hurt hearing that and this about my crooked teeth. Although, it was only a joke for them, but it is not for me. I was not born having crooked teeth, when I was small my teeth was fine. Until I decided to pulled most of ‘milk teeth’ by myself, yes by myself. Since then, my teeth grow crooked and crowded. Some people would tell me personally, that I would look prettier if my teeth were straight. Some would laugh at it. Until now that joke about my teeth still alive, which means I still feeling insecure. Whenever I’m having conversation with people, they never missed looking at my teeth. So, maybe some of you been thinking “Then just do braces, problem solved!” I wish it was that easy, but it was NOT. The fees for braces in my country it is just too expensive for me, I just can’t afford it. My family is financially unstable. My mum work as a cleaner and my dad is jobless. Plus, two of my brothers are still studying. See, my mum have to support us and pay bills at the same time. So I can’t just ask her to pay my braces fees. It will be too burden for her. If you were thinking “why don’t u just worked?” well guest what, I am a full time student and I don’t have the time. Everyone have their own flaw sometime their embraces, but most of the time their trying to fix it. For me I just want to fix it. It is okay for not having pointed nose, full lips, big eyes, big boobs and etc. All I want is perfectly straight teeth, that it and only that. I believe in braces, because just like people, your teeth will go through changes and mine will too. I really appreciate for every donation that you guys have made. Love you.
Hello! My name is James! So I am here yo ask for money. Its just that simple! Why? Because I need it! But in all honesty, there are things i would really like to do with my life! To begin, once I have enough money, I will have my teeth fixed! I have peridontitis, its a disease that breaks down your gums and bones in your mouth. I will let you look it up instead of writing it here. I will be doing this for several reasons, one is the horrible breath that comes with it. I am a people person, I love talking to, and making people happy! Which is very hard to do with stinky breath! I haven’t had a relationship in over 5 years because of this. So, anyways, besides that, I want to be able to start a business. I have a few plans, but, need to make a concrete decision on what it is that will make myself and others happy. I want to do something that helps others, but there are so many things people need help with! There is just so much more to say! I wish this was a recording so I could say EVERYTHING. Whatever money I received would either go to financial support to quit my job (at which I work 60hrs/wk with little pay), or, if it were enough, to start this business asap! Please consider me for your donation, and everyone else that needs it to try and make a difference somehow! Thank you!
i am 41 single father that raised my child without her mother . I had worked at mcdonalds for 20 years to make sure i can take care of her .Now she is 20 and i did my best to raise her to be the best she can be ..But in 1995 i was in a car accident that almost killed me .i was a passenger in a car with a teen driver who was driving too fast. He drove us into a telephone pole doing 65 in a 25 mph zone.. The kid driving got scared and kicked me out the car cause the door on the drivers side wouldnt open .he then took off from the wreckage and left me .. I went face first throught the windshield and my teeth was shattered my face was embedded with glass aswell as my leg was broken in 3 places and the motor burnt into my foot cause the engine was pushed inside the car and was on my heel… I have not had money for teeth cause i had a child to raise and no one had insurance at the time of the accident so i never got to have anything done for my teeth. It has caused me so many issues cause i cant eat with friends or family cause its embarrassing to me as i was only 19 when all this happend.i would just like to really have an opportunity to smile without people seeing a freak cause thats how i feel when people stare at me so i dont smile around anyone or eat around anyone .no dinners with friends and family .. And of no one can help i will understand cause i have gone almost 20 years without them so im sure i can go another20 ..but would love to surprise my daughter who has never seen me with teeth .anyways thank you for hearing my story and im sure you have heard many and mine probably isnt the worst you have heard and someone else may have problems that need priority over mine .. But if anyone can help that would be a dream come true.have a great day and thanks for listening
Family asking for Money for ongoing Dental work for Mother’s cancer care. Also requesting money for dental work needed by daughter a victim of Secure DentalOne dental insurance scam.
- Hi there, if you’re reading this I appreciate it. My husband and I moved to Dallas for a job opportunity for him, but it turns out it isn’t paying as we thought, and rent is way higher in a city as we quickly found out. His parents were kind enough to help us with moving expenses but we are still in debt. His car is breaking down and needs a few major repairs (water pump, coils going out, overheats) but now that it’s warm he just wants to save the time and money that would be spent fixing the car (its old so something else would just pop up) and get a cheap bike to ride to work.
- As far as the crown goes, he went to a horrible dentist when he was a kid who filled his cavities and put sealants in, but left gaps. This caused the teeth to rot underneath the sealants and the only solution is a crown and/or eventual root canal. One of these rotting teeth broke in half last week but we just don’t have the money to pay the medical bills. He has already had 2 root canals in the last two years. He’s only 26.
- Basically we just need a few hundred dollars to cover a gap. Even if one of these things gets paid for it would help tremendously. We don’t know anyone out here and our families both live far away and don’t have the means to help us. Additionally just for the record, I work as a nanny when I can find work.
My name is Peter.
My father’s family is American and my mother’s family is Swedish.
All my life I have “fought” with my teeth. Because I have too short tooth roots my braces treatment were discontinued when I was younger, and the only thing that could solve the problem today is a surgical procedure. The problem is that my teeth are extremely protruding, so this treatment would be very costly. There is a surgery clinic that could help me and I know the cost of this surgery procedure.
Now I seek opportunities to help me with this and although I realize that the chance is small, I ask for help with some small contribution so I might get enough money to make this happen.
Apart from my protruding teeth, I have a plastic-coated teeth that looks more yellow than white. I got it when I was younger and fell off a bike. I would like to have my teeth in the same color.
Because my front teeth are so crooked, my bottom teeth has become twisted wrong.
(Because they receive no bite resistance.)
I don’t want to smile with an open smile and I am ashamed to show my teeth.
The cost of treatment and surgery is about $ 8,000.
It feels somehow wrong to ask for money and it is the first time in my life that I actually do this. It is amazing that there are people in the world who care about helping others.
Although the hope is small, I now put myself out there and ask the question.
I have tried to seek contributions from the community to this without result.
I would be grateful for only minor contributions and I am not expecting much.
I found your site on the internet and find it difficult to believe that there actually are people out there who offers what you do.
I understand if you give priority to other cases more than this.
But if you could see my plaster tooth cast I believe you would understand better.
I have pictures of my plaster tooth cast and a photocopy of the clinic’s cost estimate.
I wish you all happiness and prosperity!
My name is Thoams. My mother’s teeth are in a critical condition. My father was made redundant 6 months ago and is in a bit of debt. Same as my mother. My mother went for a check-up a week ago, and the minimum bill to have her teeth replaced is £2875. This is without any pain relief or anesthetic during the operation. I am only 15 and my parents are struggling with the money situation. Most of our family have passed away, and we are fighting with our bones and teeth.
My mother is on minimum wage working as a cleaner. She is struggling with the house bills and with about £5000 dept. My father is a builder who is finished work now. None of them have a pension plan we are saving every penny. I go to a state school and the uniform costs were outstanding. We are still thinking about home education.
Food wise, we shop at Lidl’s finding the cheapest things. We have one car altogether, which is very cramped, and we are struggling with the tax and insurance. We had a written off car before and this used car we had a mechanical fault in the door and we had to pay £500. We are still struggling with the tax and insurance now!
We got a turkey from Lidl’s for Christmas. We had minimum vegetables and few vegetables. Present wise we hardly got anything. Just essential stuff for the house. We sometimes shop at the “one-pond shop” but that is too far away from us. Birthday wise, we don’t get much, if we do, it’s just the cheap socks or cheap shirts.
My education is very limited. We are struggling to pay for the bus fares to the school. My parents and I were thinking about cycling but that is too dangerous. We are all on the NHS and we have no private dentists or doctors etc. The gas bills are a drag. We dread every letter which comes through the post box because it will probably be a bill. Our whole life is just a mess.
I am trying to get as much work as I can. I tried washing neighbor’s cars, mowing lawns, cleaning windows. I am hardly earning anything. I try everything. The little “fees” for the school trips don’t help, I have even had to pull out a few!
Back to the main situation. My mother’s teeth. If untreated there will be a big black whole, and it will look disgusting. We all as a family try to pitch in and do the best that we can do. I just wish it did not have to come to this but the past is the past.
Any donations would be highly appreciated. Thank you.
I ask for help to pay for two operations. I have a friend who needs surgery here next week. He has serious problems with his teeth. It is very expensive to get his teeth fixed, but the more we wait, the worse get his teeth. I have asked various clinics, the price of the operation will cost 5000€. So I please ask you, I will do anything to make sure he can get the operation
Hello, Begging Money Community. My name is Desiree, I’m 26 years old from Ontario Canada. I suffer with having MS (Multiple Sclerosis) which makes it very difficult for me to work because it effects my hands, feet, and legs. However, apparently I’m not sick enough to be on disability, so because of that I still live at home with my lovely family. Unfortunately, my family has never been well off fanatically, Because money was so tight growing up I’ve only ever been to a dentist 3 times and so this happened. (the photo)
The reason I am making this add is because I have four broken teeth, all of which are my front teeth. They need to be surgically removed and then replaced with artificial partial dentures. I went in to get an easement of what the prices would be and on average its $200 a tooth removal and the partial denture is $1500 plus whatever taxes and other work might need done. I would put the cost at $2500, which isn’t that bad, but seeing as I am barely surviving as is, well I could just really use the help.
I really hate my mouth the way it is right now. It makes me depressed and so self-conscious that I can’t even talk to people. I feel ugly and unless I get them fixed no one will date me and I’ll end up all alone. At 26 years old I’m too young to be doing this but I am just so damn desperate. Please I’m begging you to help me. I can’t take having my head down all the time or mumbling every little thing I say.
Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read my entry, again my name is Desiree and I hope to hear from you. Have a great day
Hey everyone. My name is sophie. i live in Canberra in Australia with my 7 year old son. i am 30 years old.
please anyone who is in a position to help me financially towards cosmetic dental work.
Please help any way you can for dentist work need $20000for false permanent teeth I have raised three boys for 25 years by myself it has taken all my money saving and teeth I am in pain and need to remove current teeth and get false teeth I am 45 and don’t want to go anywhere due to how my teeth feel and look I’m in pain and uncomfortable with tooth aches but have no money for dentistry I have tried all my life to look after my boys and myself but unexpected things like teeth come up I would be so grateful for any help for false teeth
I currently work full time in the restaurant industry and have no dental coverage and have been slowly losing all of my teeth. I currently have none in the front and need full surgery and top and bottom dentures.
WITH YOUR HELP I CAN BE BEAUTIFUL AGAIN!!!
I can provide more detailed photos of my teeth and the desperate need via email.
These pictures are so publicly embarrassing to post and have brought me to the point of emotional and mental anguish. I’am a beautiful 47 year old woman that can’t even smile and keep her head held high anymore.
It all started with my eye teeth being baby teeth and my adult teeth being impacted and when I would lose one the adult tooth never came in and caused infections spreading to my other teeth.
This is causing problems with my work as I’am a cashier and face the public everyday 5 days a week, 8 hrs a day and come home in tears from embarrassment. Please someone help me??? Since this picture I have lost the other front tooth.
For Every $15.00 donation its one step closer to me living a full and active life again. I work for just over minimum wage and cannot get financing through any bank for this huge amount.
I have looked into having it covered by Manitoba medical via the hospital and its not covered. I have also looked into Dental Schools and they unfortunately don’t offer any kind of financing as well.
I have always been gainfully employed full time since the age of 16 and held a full time position with over 20 plus years managerial experience.
I have applied for numerous other jobs and had interviews for jobs that i’am over qualified for to bring in extra cash and no one is going to hire me looking this. WOULD YOU??
This is causing me huge migraines, chronic infections, depression and suicidal tendancies.
There is no worse feeling then not being able to kiss the man you love….
I live a very sheltered life…I don’t go to family functions anymore, out to restaurants or even eat on my breaks at work from embarrassment.
Every page view and $15.00 donation will give me the ability to love life again…please help.
Any moneys left will be donated to Ronald McDonalds Childrens Charity as I have been gainfully employed with them for over 15 years and believe in their cause. I have never missed working a Mc Happy Day and have a Ronald McDonald House here in my city.
I don’t know of another woman anywhere that would be as brave as me to post such personal pictures for the entire world to see…
Hello,I am a desperate 44yr old woman who’s been miserable for 10yrs.no health insurance and if so too expensive! I never have xtra money,I Asst.my elderly parents financially with rent and bills.yet I work as a caregiver? I never leave the house other than work.my teeth started falling out one by one as I became extremely depressed started not to care about my looks or health.can’t smile what’s the point? It would take a lot of money to extract the horrible teeth I have left then get dentures.I need some serious help,I have a lot of pride and maybe that’s why I let this go.I feel ashamed and this is so tough for me if anyone out there that is well off to help me it’s worth it.
When I was little, first coming into my adult teeth, the denist told my mom I had very little enamel and would need to be careful. As a teen I began experimenting with drugs and lost myself. I got clean for a brief time when I became pregnant with my daughter. Two years after giving birth I gave up. I took her to my mom and for a stay and relapsed. I kept planning to go get her…to be HER mom. But I was so lost I didn’t even know myself. That went on until JULY 17, 2012 I turned myself in and over to God.
I’ve been clean 3 years. I have my daughter full time. I attend church and try to give back.
Sadly, between the already thin enamel and my drug use my teeth were in very bad shape. I had my top teeth pulled 5 years ago and my bottom teeth pulled 2 months ago. My mouth doesn’t hurt all the time any more, which is a blessing.
Unfortunately, I’ve also lost some other things that while might seem small to many were quite huge in my life. I no longer enjoy smiling or even just talking in public. I no longer sing in our church choir. My words are often spurred and hard to decipher due to lack teeth for my tongue to use in helping form words and sounds.
I still talk and smile at home or with my family, of course,but I dread public situations.
I simply can’t afford to get dentures. I’ve looked into them and it will cost between $1,000 and $1,500 to get both top and bottom sets. I just don’t have it. Which is what brought me here…hoping for help.
My name is Marie Hughes. I write these lines to appeal for help for Ionel Rotar that has serious problems with his teeth and needs urgent help. We met Ionel in 2009 and since then he has been a part of our family. Ionel has gone through very difficult times. He grew up in a home with parents using drugs, where there rarely was food on the table and he was regularly beaten by his stepfather.
When we met Ionel, he was homeless. He had at an early age decided not to beg, and not to steal. Ionel walked a couple miles in Stockholm every day to collect empty bottles (for money by recycling them) while he searched for jobs when we met him.
Ionel got help through a church in Italy in 2007 when they pulled out 21 teeth that were broken and helped him to get dentures. He was thankful and it helped him for several years.
In 2011 we paid for a trip so that Ionel could go to Romania and we thought that he would be able to get titanium screws. He had contact with a dentist who had helped a relative and everything looked hopeful. We paid a lot for this, but he came home to our and his own disappointment with three new dentures.
Now the situation is urgent! Ionel has difficulty chewing. The prostheses gives him pain when he eats. He has on several occasions had inflamed gums and urgent stomach problems because he does not chew properly. The pain is constantly pulsating under the prosthesis.
We have been in contact with a good dentist specialist here in Sweden (see attachments). We are grateful that so much is covered by the insurance agency. But unfortunately, our financial situation is not such that we can fund, or take out a loan to help Ionel with the dental bill. If we could, we would not hesitate for a minute.
Ionel is an honest man who we want to see restored. Now we hope from the bottom of our hearts that we can get help so that Ionel can get his new teeth and stop feeling so much pain.
Since we couldn’t upload the photos so that they were large enough to read well, here are links to the dental surgery bill and a dental x-ray. The costs listed are in Swedish currency, and in the second link the total cost of 53,144.25 SEK (about $6,195) is shown:
With hope and love, Marie Hughes
Hello good people,
I… Don’t really know how to start. I never imagined my life would be the way it is today. I’m a 26 years old guy who lives alone with his beloved dog. When I was younger I had to quit studying to financially help my family. Ironically, I wanted to become a dentist, but now it is just an old dream. I don’t blame my parents, they are the best, I just blame my bad luck? I don’t know.
Straight to the point: four years ago I started to have bad breath, dental pain, and random blood loss from my mouth. A doctor told me I had something called “periodontitis”. I didn’t have the money to see a dentist so the disease got worse and, as of today, I already lost five teeth. And it gets worse every day. I’m in a constant pain, I cannot properly chew my food so my stomach hurts often, and I don’t smile anymore because… Well…
I recently visited a private dentist and after the visit, he asked for 1.800 €. I have a part-time job as a waiter and I earn 550 € per month; I can barely pay the rent and buy the food for me and my dog. Sometimes I can’t pay the rent in time so I ask my landlord to procrastinate and, as you can imagine, it’s not a good thing. Now I have no one to ask for help, so your kind heart is basically my last chance. I don’t want an aesthetic treatment for my teeth, I just want them to be healthy. I just want to feel good for once and live my life normally like any other guy of my age, without suffering, without pain.
1.800 euros… If happiness has a price, this is it for me. I will accept ANY kind of help from you: even 2 cents could help me a LOT in this dark moment of my life.
I thank you for your time and for your generosity. I will be forever grateful to those of you who will help me.
I don’t know what to do any more I’m trapped, almost a waste of time! I used to love to smile but now I can’t remember when I last did? I started with postnatal depression about 14-15 years ago I just had a son and I should of been so happy but it wasn’t, yet I didn’t know why! Anyway after a year I got help and things seemed ok, then I had my 2nd son and I tried so hard not to get it again that this time it was 5 times worse and got on tablets in fact I tried many till I got the right one so more years went on and I wouldn’t go out the house for days-weeks and months and I was up and down then got told I was bi-polar 😔 I started getting bad pains everywhere and went for tests and more test but in the end I was told I had server fibromyalgia and slowly the pain was just to much so bad I wouldn’t go out anywhere and looking after myself is something I stopped doing! My body got weaker and I got so tired I just couldn’t say awake, I didn’t ever have any energy and lost touch with life, my teeth started crumbling away and toothache was so bad everyday I’d cry, I put on weight that made my fibromyalgia worse and just didn’t do anything so I missed birthdays, holidays that were booked, funeral, school plays, parents evening, trips with the kids everything stopped and now it’s been well over 18 months since I left the house, I can’t win! I don’t go out coz I’m so embarrassed by my teeth but I know if I got my teeth fixed I could start my life- teeth fixed-means be able to leave the house-so I can get help for my bi-polar- means I could go gym and try be active-so my pain will ease coz of exercising- so I can look after myself =getting a life, being a good mum & one day be a wife, I could look in the mirror and not cry myself to sleep and maybe stop hating myself! I’m the person who will help anyone if I can help I will, I’m a good person who just wants to live and I just want to get some teeth implants Czech I’m only 33 years out and the thought of false teeth scares me to death but if someone could donate or help me even if I have to pay back every penny I will and if I get my life sorted I’m hoping I might be able to help someone else, I never ask for anything and if someone needs help more than I do I’d always want that person to get the help first, I can only ask and if you’ve read this and can’t help its just nice you took a look xxxxx Kim in Manchester UK
Hello, my name James. I know realize I should have gone to school to be a dentist with the rates that are charged!! :) I have donated to these causes before and never thought I would find myself on the receiving end. I have a request that I hope you could help me with. First, I will explain a little about myself. I am married, the father of a daughter and 2 step-sons. I work full time and when not working, I am usually doing house work at my home, in addition to taking care of my mothers’ house for all repairs, maintenance, yard work, etc. She has been windowed for several years now. I also help out around my mother-in-law’s house when I can too, due to my wife’s step-father having a stroke and left him unable to do anything around the house.
I try to take care of my health as best I can. I go in for yearly physicals, have been to bi-annual visits to the dentist. I have inherited my mothers’ “chalky” teeth, despite trying desperately to maintain them the past 4o+ years. At my most recent visit to the dentist, I have been told that my teeth are getting worse and now I have gotten to the point where they cannot “patch” them anymore. I have been given a few options, one costing around $50,000 and another procedure costing about $30,000. That is the kind of money I just cannot get a hold of or raise on my own. I obviously am going for the “cheaper” option. I am now to the point where it is causing me health concerns and need some help. I have cried myself to sleep many nights now toiling over this. It could not have come at a worse time, with my daughter ready to graduate and start college, and a step son soon to follow, in addition to all the other small things that life throws at you.
I have prided myself with being able to handle my own and take care of my family, putting their needs above my own. I write this letter with such embarrassment, realizing now that I have come to the point of barely having my head above water.
I would be willing to accept anything that you could help me out with and would forever be in your debt!!
A smile, it is something that comes so easy to people. Not I, I am much too embarrassed about my smile. Sure as a child you smile all the time, but as teenager something happens. You suddenly become aware of all the imperfections. My imperfection is my smile. As much as I would love to give a toothy grin I don’t. I keep my mouth shut, tight lipped in a small modest smile. I give people the famous Mona Lisa smile.Too afraid to show my real smile.
My teeth have very little enamel, too much soda during childhood I suppose. But really who could blame the child when it was the norm around them to drink 10 soda cans a day. I quit drinking soda already. I went cold turkey in the 8th grade, but by then the damage was done. I was left with brittle teeth with very little enamel. They take on an almost translucent quality. I also have a “chipped” tooth. It is my first premolar and I am able to feel actual gum if I stick my tongue in it (definitely not good).Its more of a 1/3 of a tooth really, that somehow hung in there. Because of all this I need caps, which could be up to 1,000 dollars per tooth. I will need to completely replace that “chipped” tooth. A dental implant with crown could cost $4500 (all of this not including x-ray,scan, anaesthesia, extraction cost, etc).
I don’t even smile by myself anymore. The reason being is when I smile , not only are my less than beautiful teeth shown but I am left with red and deep smile lines. Oh sure the red color goes back to normal but I am left with those lines, making me look much older than my actual age. I’ve noticed those smile lines.Funny how something so joyous as a smile can leave something so damaging to one’s image. Not only the image of oneself but other people’s image of me as well. People always tell me I look sad or tired because of these lines. People always tell me to smile. What they don’t know is, it is because of those rare smiles,that I have those deep lines. Smiling will only make them worse.
These lines, the result of crooked teeth and a bad bite. My parents never got me braces. Price range for braces around 5 to 7k. My parents thinking, if they didn’t have them, why should you? Of course they didn’t have the same problems I have with my teeth. Sometimes in the morning right after I wake up, I feel a pain. One of my teeth is pushing against the other, just making my smile worse. Crooked teeth and a bad overbite. Because of my bite I also need orthographic jaw surgery. Which ranges from 20,000 to 40,000 dollars, yikes! Hopefully straightening my teeth and fixing my bite means I will no longer have deep and red lines appear every time I smile.
So what i’m asking you is to donate to bring back the simple joy of being able to smile again. I want to be able to show the world how I really feel. Make me be not afraid to smile. To not be the only one not smiling in the room when a precious newborn is brought in. To give a friendly smile to someone who looks like they’ve had a rough day. For me to be able to finally smile along side friends. To give joy to others. You know what i’m talking about, that happy feeling you get when someone gives you a beautiful and genuine smile. I want to be able to do that. Donate and not only will you bring back happiness in my life but in the life of others.
with love “Tisha”
My name is Neena and I am 33 years old. When I was younger I sucked my thumb and have pushed my top set of teeth outward and have gaps. At the age of 18 I was working to save up money for a brace and also that year was about to start university . That same year I was forced to go abroad and marry a complete stranger. I spent the next 10 years hiding from my family as well as dealing with a very bad case of post traumatic stress disorder.
I have finally managed to start piecing my life back together and feel that I can now start off from where my family destroyed my life. My teeth however are such an issue that they are stopping me from being as social as I would like to be and I feel very sad a lot of the time that I finally have the freedom I always wanted but now feel as though my teeth are stopping me from achieving the best life possible for me and my daughter. It has been a struggle to get back on my feet and I am proud of what I have achieved since my ordeal but paying for dental work is very hard at this time and I would hate to waste more time being scared inside.
Hundreds of girls each year go through what I went through and I know my situation is no different from theirs but I am a giver and always have been. I wear my heart on my sleeve and would give someone my last penny if I thought it would help them. But I need help now and would be grateful for the rest of my life to anybody who could help me.
I am a single mother with three beautiful daughters. I had my first child when I was 18 and so my entire adult life I have struggled to provide for my children. Their needs have always come before mine. I haven’t had proper dental care since I was 13 years old, and I am now 36. I went to a dental clinic and had one of my teeth pulled about 8 years ago and they also “fixed” 2 of my front teeth, but they did a poor job. For that reason, as well as financial reasons, I have not been back to a dentist.
I have always put my kids first. I do my best to give them what they need and occasionally what they want. All the clothes I own were either given to me or I bought them used (garage sales, thrift stores). I don’t have much, I’ve learned to live without much. Now my 18 year old daughter is pregnant and that will be one more person I will have to sacrifice for. I don’t mind taking care of them, they are my world, but at some point my needs must be met.
I have very bad teeth, they cause me health concerns at times. I have constant sinus infections and have had more abscesses than I care to remember. The pain and difficulty of doing something as simple as eating is bad enough. But the emotional pain from embarrassment and ridicule from others is far worse. I work in public and it’s hard to be good at my job when I can’t smile at people. I actually went on eBay and spent $5 on a temporary tooth repair kit. That has helped some, but it’s only temporary. And it doesn’t help with pain, it just makes my teeth a little less hideous.
I hate asking for help. I feel like I have to work for what I have and handouts are usually for lazy people who don’t want to work. But no matter how much I work, how much I try, this is something I cannot do on my own. I have some dental insurance at my work but it isn’t much. I’m afraid I won’t be able to cover the costs of the extensive dental work I need. But my biggest fear is that someday my dental health with become so bad that it will kill me. I’ve heard of people developing blood infections and heart problems because of poor dental health. I’m scared that I will reach that point, it will get that bad because there is nothing I can do to fix my teeth. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
My name is Marisa, I am a single mother. I am the one that never ask for help and has always helped others. This year has been the roughest for me. My daughter is 8 and special needs and my son is 2. I lost my job a few months ago. I have been searching for a new job, but i keep being told the same thing. We can not hire you because of your teeth. i was in an accident a few years ago causing me to ruin my top front teeth. I was getting treatment on them but the dentist will not see me anymore. So i must go to another dentist and just have my teeth pulled and dentures placed, however i cant afford it. Im in consent pain. I know teeth can lead to other health problems, so i just want them gone out of my mouth so i do not have to worry about it anymore. For extractions alone it will cost more then i could ever dream of. Anything will help and once i get a job I am willing to pay everyone back that is able to help or offer my social media skills to a business or anything else anyone can think of. I want to not be embarrassed anymore
Hello, I’m in desperate need for money to receive major dental work. I do have dental insurance through my job but have to pay 3500 up front before dentist will work on me. It’s hard for me to save money due to I have a son with type 1 diabetes and we both have celiac disease so we have larger than
Normal medical and grocery bills. I would greatly appreciate any help I can receive and will one day return the favour. Anyway the celiac disease has done major damage
To my teeth cause of the amount of steroids I have taken over the years which caused my bones to weaken and so on. Now that I have a majority of my health back I would like to look normal again and be able to smile without being embarrassed. Luckily for me my wife doesn’t seem to care that my teeth have gotten in such bad shape but I know she looks at me and wishes I was the way I was when met so that’s why I’m in such need for help. So that’s my story thank you for taking the time to read it. Also I am married (15yrs) have 2 kids.
I lost a few teeth in combat in Vietnam 1968 in a fire fight with the NVA.
Yhe va had lost my dental records so I could not get help from them unless I had proof.My whole platoon was injured to the point they all went into the hospital never to return to the field.I have written to various Congressmen but they all dropped the ball.The quality of the VA is terrible and I need this money for outside help.There is much more to this than all of this and I swear this is the Gods honest truth.I can not eat properly and do not have a smile,this problem has been likr this for 45 years,I put my life life on the line for the people of this country and my country can not fix my teeth which I lost in combat.
My name is Eric. I am 43 and I recently lost my job. I had a job of 20 years and worked with a lot of bad chemicals and wanted to better myself when my son Joshua was born so I could be around as long as possible since God blessed me late in life with him. I went back to school got my GED and made a career change. I got a new job that I loved, got a promotion after being there only a couple months. Been there almost a year and was recently told the company was closing down and relocating the work to their work to their other Facilities in the United States. I was devastated! I am now out of work and my insurance benefits have been cancelled. My son was recently in an accident and his front teeth were broken and has to have surgery to fix and the dental veneers are very expensive and i can’t afford to have it fixed now that I lost my job. I love that little boy with all my heart and it kills me when he says daddy my teeth are broken and can’t eat. . He is an amazing little boy and can hit the heck out of a baseball at the age of 3. He has great eye/hand coordination.
If you can please help us I would greatly appreciate it. Anything at all would help. God bless you!
I am a second grade teacher from rural Missouri. At this moment my financial situation if very strained. I have a family of 5 and my husband has had some health issues this year. He had to leave his job and he is going back to school for a career change that he can physically handle. We are living off of my income of $1700/month which is very hard to do. We have cut every expense that we could but we are still in the red every month. I recently went to the dentist because of tooth pain. I could only afford to get one tooth fixed. I still need another root canal, and three crowns. There are pictures to show a huge hole of one of my teeth where its rotted to the nerve and my front teeth are cracked from when I was a child and had them patched up. My family is behind on our mortgage payments, and have we are short $500 every month to pay our bills so dental finances are non existent. Since I am a teacher I have a very social job which makes me very self conscious about my teeth. My dentist work up says I need about another $5,000 in work that needs to be done. This is also including a night guard for my TMJ. TMJ causes lock jaw and frequent headaches. I would greatly appreciate any help that I can get. God bless!
I need a full set of implants. I have watched my teeth deteriorate over the years it is has been a horrifying experience. I first started having problems many years ago and because of my heart condition, many dentist would not provide service.
Most of my teeth are broken and loose and the front teeth are growing outward.
I am ashamed to smile or laugh because my teeth are ugly. I have tried to get into a program that would help but it is not offered in my area. I have contact several dentists and my insurance does not cover the procedure. It is hard to eat or drink foods that are warm or cold. I am afraid with all the bad teeth, it could pose a greater health issue since I have a heart condition.
Thank you for listing.
Please, just take one moment of your time and read what I have to say…
I am literally crying my eyes out while writing this out. I am young male that is sixteen years of age and my teeth have made my life miserable. I cannot bare to look in the mirror at my hideous complexion. I hate how I look to the point I don’t even have the confidence to talk or interact with people for fear that they will laugh at me and my ugly teeth. Because of my disgusting teeth I constantly am feeling depressed and am also getting picked on at school just about everyday. Whenever I do smile I worry that because I am so ugly no one will ever like me for who I am so I consequently try to avoid opening my mouth at all costs.
I cannot afford it all on my own at this point in time as I am a full-time secondary school student with no medical card or insurance of any kind. I have gone to two different orthodontists and even with the payment plan my parents and I would not be able to afford it. As a last resort, I have put together this fundraiser in hopes of raising the money.
Any generous contribution will greatly be appreciated and hope you help my family and I in this time of need.
They say that smiling/laughing is the second best thing you can do with your teeth. I can only hope that day comes sooner rather than later. All I want to do is feel beautiful and smile with confidence alongside my family, friends and all the priceless pictures yet to be taken that will last a lifetime. Hope you understand:(