Hello, my name is Antonio. I recently moved across the country to be near my younger sister who is having medical issues. A few days ago, my bottom right wisdom tooth cracked open. I rushed myself to the local Emergency Room due to vision impairment, jaw pain and pressure, and shooting pain from the wisdom tooth. The Doctor informed me, after several tests and a ct scan, that I had an impacted wisdom tooth that had become infected and started to abscess. I was put on 10 days worth of Augmentin 875mg and TRAMADOL 50mg. I already couldnt afford the emergency room visit, and now was informed I have to see an oral surgeon to cut the tooth out and remove the abscess, not a dentist. After explaining my financial situation, or lack thereof, to multiple offices, I was told it must be paid In full. I do not have dental insurance, I was denied care credit, and my city/state does not have programs available to help me. I’ve reached out to specific charities and groups and was told I can be reimbursed, but they do not pay up front. I do not have much family, my mom and my sister, who are no in no standing to assist me. I’m out of options, and I truly believe that I’m going to have to wait til unrepairable damage is done before I can get it helped. The emergency room said they do not keep oral surgeons on staff. What do I do? I have been so stressed and thinking about other ways to make this end. I just started a job In my new city where I have been having to take off work, who knows how long they will allow this to go on.
The appointment to get stays done is going to be 75$ + 50$ for the Xrays.
The tooth and abscess extraction Is going to cost me 600.00$ – 800.00$ (one oral surgeon said if I do all the tests with them, they will deduct 15% from the total bill).
I tried to upload pictures but I can not get the file types small enough, however I can present my doctor paperwork.
Anything will help, I have never been a person to ask for help, but today is that day, and my time is running out.
I do not expect any help. But appreciate any! In return When I am financially caught up, I will return the favor to the next person right here on this website and platform.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, may whatever diety you believe in bless you.