Hey guys I’m just getting ready to go into my third college year and I am having extreme mouth pain.
I have a temporary silver cap on my molar, I got a root canal done around 6-7 years ago on it. I’m 19 years old, so I am no longer covered under healthy smiles and my parents don’t have insurance. Temporary caps are only supposed to last 5 years maximum, they’re meant for short term, but because my mother didn’t want to pay for the work to be done, she didn’t get it done even when it would have been heavily discounted.
I work full time, I have an apartment, a vehicle I have on finance and my high car insurance. I just had to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 for my college and my $2400 tuition by September 3rd. I cannot afford to get this work done.
A huge problem I face is that I have a huge phobia of dentists. I’m sorry to go into it, but when I was a young child (probably 6-10) my mother took me to a dentist who put caps over all of my molars but didn’t properly clean the teeth first. When he took the caps off the next year or whatever the teeth were completely rotten underneath. Because I was already afraid of dentists, they choose not to tell me they were going to rip all of my teeth out of my head but that’s what they proceeded to do as they held me down. I cannot sit in a dental chair today without anesthetic or laughing gas. The fear is too much for me but tolerating this pain is just getting too much. It’s getting hard to work everyday.
The cheapest I was able to find a tooth extraction (cheaper than a new cap) with anesthetic is $950 and I will have to drive to the United States (I’m Canadian) to get the procedure done.
All donations are seriously appreciated and if you have any advice on a cheaper option in the Toronto/Kingston, ON or just over the NY Border I am open to suggestions for lower prices as well. I just need this work done.
i have never asked for money before and seriously appreciate everything ya’ll do for people.
So here I am asking for help from complete strangers because i just don’t know what else to do.
I work full time, even have Dental insurance & I’m not even asking or expecting to receive anything close, but anything would help to get me started. My Mouth costs more than a car note :-/
About 10+ years ago I had a very bad Dentist experience when getting a crooked wisdom tooth pulled. The Dentist over stretched my jawbones with the “clamp” & I was unable to open my mouth for a month. Eating nothing but liquids through a straw & trying to practices prying my mouth open little by little with oral sticks. So let’s just say, going to a dentist hasn’t happened since.
Last year I found out that … that was a huge mistake & even if you can’t help, please take my word for it… take care of your teeth!!!
Over the last few years my front right tooth started shifting sideways & forward & is now sticking out to the point that when I drink, I hurt myself often because it hits the glass. I rarely smile & cover my mouth when I speak to people in close range and my bottom front teeth’s flesh is recessing severely.
Last year my teeth started bothering me badly & I finally went to the dentist, not expecting too much more than a cavity. (Thought daily brushing would do the trick all these years… boy was o wrong).
Instead i was diagnosed with Severe Gum Disease & Recession and told that if I don’t get my mouth fixed in the next few years im at great risk for heart disease due to the gum disease, which can also lead to heart attack’s & death.
To fix it all would start with the norm deep cleanings etc first, treatments to get rid of the Periodontics, plus having to get 10 teeth pulled from top & bottom to be replaced by two bridges & crowns, at the cheapest and or dental implants.
I was handed an estimated bill of $25,000 & shoved to their loan department(s), who could not help me because of my credit. I’ve even tried to apply for Dental Grands, tried to be a Guinea Pig at Dental Schools, all with no luck and my Dental Insurance only covers a maximum of 1,500 per year.
So if you find it in your heart to help me at least get started with treatments I would greatly appreciate anything you can spare.
GOD BLESS YOU!!
Greetings, I’m writing in distress. My name is Jackie and I am 35 years old. I have an obscene amount of dental work I need to have done. I do not have dental insurance or the means for all my dental work.
When I was 10 years old, I had braces for approximately 2 years. After my braces came off I stopped going to the dentist, so by the time I was 17 I needed 11 fillings. After all that dental work, I started to get extream anxiety about going to the dentist, so I didn’t see a dentist until I was 26 and had my first root canal. I had 2 more root canals at 32 and never got the caps that suppose to be placed over them.
I recently went for in for an exam and was overwhelmed by the amount of dental work I need to have done. I need 2 dental implants, 2 root canals, 1 cap replaced, 4 caps, 4 fillings, 4 filling replacements and I have 6 teeth that are chipped that need composite veneers.
I do not do drugs, and I quit smoking 3 years ago. I asked my dentist why he thinks my teeth are so bad, he said I simply ate too much sugar and didn’t brush properly / take care of my teeth.
I moved back to my home state about a month ago, my dad recently had heart surgery, so I decided to move back home to be close to him. I’m currently looking for employment and I do not have dental insurance.
Before I moved I was transitioning to the real estate department of my office and quickly realized that its the career path I want to pursue. I plan to get my real estate license and start selling homes. In this field of work presentation and appearance is a huge part of the job. Right now I’m ashamed of my teeth, I don’t want to smile in front of people. I’m simply embarrassed.
My anxiety for my oral care is extremely high right now, I can’t sleep well at night and I’m becoming depressed. I need approximately $15,000.00 to save my teeth and any help will be appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read my story.
Please send donations to: paypal.me/JackiesDental
My name is Chris and I don’t know what else to do. At 28 years old my mouth shouldn’t hurt as much and look as bad as it does but I live with constant pain and my teeth are breaking apart in my mouth. I am not a drug user or anything like that I just have bad enamel like most people in my family. I am not bad with money but to afford dental implants I need sixteen grand which I do not have. I’m working on a personal loan of five grand with using my car as collateral but that is all I have so far. I work in a nursing home so I only make around twenty k a year and just can not afford to fix my teeth. I’ve been to the er many times in the past year and honestly I am scared. Dental infections can kill you so I am terrified. Please help. I don’t like asking for help so yes I am ashamed to ask strangers but I don’t know what else to do.
Hi, my name is David and I am 27 years old. My teeth have been failing for over 10 years, and just recently started getting really bad. To the point of full extractions and denture/implant procedure. 8 of my teeth are severely broken from cavities and decay, all the rest have some form of decay and tartar damage. Advanced periodontal disease from gingivitis early on and untreated. I have only been to a dentist once when I was really little. My parents never took care of their teeth, thus never wanting to take me growing up. I should have took it upon myself after being able to legally work and providing for myself. But turns out, dental work is extremely expensive once its to the point it is now, and never been able to catch up enough money to pay for it. Ive been slowly trying to save for a out of country dental procedure to try and relieve some of the expenses. I am only a part of the way though given my procedure will be upwards of $10,000 out of country! Im ashamed of my teeth, and how poorly ive taken care of them. To the point where nobody knows the true extent of how bad they actually are. I know if I was open and honest early on, this couldve been avoidable. Im never one to ask for handouts, and always doing what I can to give to those less fortunate. Just really out of options and am afraid that I let my dental problems go too far and maybe starting to affect with general health and well being. If there is anyone at all who reads this, and understands the situation I am in. I please ask of you to donate whatever you can. I need this more than anybody could imagine. I feel like I am now in a race to save my own life, but limited by money unfortunately. Thank you to whoever takes the time to read this. As ive stated my procedure is around $10,000 and I know how much money it actually is. But any donation at all will get me closer to the care I really need.
I’m usually someone who tries to help give to others and I’m not use to asking for help. However, I’m a young student with a part-time job who has some dental issues that are not only causing lots of pain but are also currently/ possibly could cause healthy issues. I work as much as possible but still won’t have enough to get half the work I need done. I would ask family members but the only close family I have is my mom who is also not in a good enough finical spot to help (as much as I know she would love to, I won’t ask her to risk putting her further behind). So I’m here to ask for some much needed help getting dental work done to help fix my painful teeth.
I have many steps and procedures that have to be done. First, I have some impacted wisdom teeth that need to be removed. I have four in total that need to be removed, the surgery is costly plus the needed anesthetic raises the price. Second I has one tooth that could possible use a root canal. It has started it’s process of being fixed but I don’t have enough to pay for further treatment. Lastly, I will need years of braces. Getting in to see a orthodontic is expensive but then add on braces that I will need for a minimum of a year and a half. If I could get my wisdom teeth removed and the braces it would eliminate a lot of daily pain I have and would stop my teeth from getting much worse and stop the possibility of any health issues starting because of my teeth. I would love to not only get rid of the pain but feel comfortable smiling again.
I’ve tried to help people as much as possible through out my life ( it was just the way I was raised) so I understand sometimes people just have things happen at unfortunate times. I really wish I didn’t have to ask for help but any small amount could really save a lot of pain. Thank you to anyone who reads this and to anyone who donates!
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.
Takes a deep breath, this is actually extremely hard to write because I have never asked for help before.
But I sit here overwhelmed with all the information that was given thinking what am I going to do. Like many others I had significant amount of dental work over the last 10 years. About 5 years ago I went to a dentist where I was living at the time because I was experiencing horrid tooth, gum pain and my teeth were crumbling. The dentist said due to reflux, esophageal issues and high level of acid in my mouth it was causing my teeth to decay rapidly. During the visit he said I needed to have 6 up front teeth removed because of an infection and it was urgent and he said multiple teeth on the bottom needed to be removed ASAP. The dentist against my concerns drilled into another tooth and crown/bridge that was already in place so that the parcel could hook on to.
I followed his recommendation and got a vanity parcel, my insurance at that time paid nothing which was a huge financial burden but I did it. Which irony in tack I just paid that bill off from 3 years ago last month. Recently the parcel has been given me significant amount of trouble. It consistently falls down or fall out of my mouth as I am talking to someone which is highly embarrassing. I am a receptionist so I am constantly assisting and talking to people in front of me. I am not able to bite down at without the parcel falling down or out of my mouth. Due to my lack of teeth on the bottom I have an extremely hard time chewing that is painful. And now within the last month I have developed several large painful like blisters that the dentist has explained to me that are dental fistulas and abscesses that are infected and has started to cause some major bone loss in my jaw. The infections has now spread into all my teeth. The dental surgeon and my PCP are concerned that I have had an increase in migraine headaches and most medications do not seem to be helping. They feel it is linked to the dental problems I am facing. To add more concern and stress the infection has spread into my blood and could be causing other health related issues I am experiencing and adding stress my heart. The consistent migraines make functional daily very hard, mouth pain and missing teeth has made it hard to eat and I am humiliated to smile and show teeth because the image is disgusting.
The surgeon has expressed the urgency of the surgery due to the infection in all my remaining teeth and the amount of pain I am in all the time. I have considered all my options of doing the surgery, but they said I need to get this done in the next month. I am tentatively scheduled for surgery 07/01 with the terrifying reality that I need an insane amount a money that I know I will never be able to come up with.
I am honestly terrified… I am 40 years old single female, I work full time and my reality is I cannot afford this surgery and I don’t have family that can help at all. A friend suggested I try asking others for help…
So here I am asking if anyone is willing to help someone who is overwhelmed and desperate for help.
Phase one: Multiple Surgical Extractions, Multiple Dental Implant, IV Sedation
Phase two: Multiple Implant – placement ~~ Total = $27,000.00
Dental Compression, X-rays, Molding, Bone Filler, Multiple Implants (teeth), Surgical Time ~~~ Total = $33,000.00
Full surgical cost = $60,000.00
Prays for a miracle…
I would be beyond eternally grateful if you would consider donating any amount towards helping me.
If you are able to and find it in your heart to help I would appreciate it more than words can ever express..
Hello. My name is Regina Ullery. I have one child, a daughter, still living with me, and a son who is grown and moved out. The reason I’m here is to ask people for help with paying for my daughter’s braces, which will roughly cost around $3000-$4000. Ever since my daughter was little, she had her teeth growing in on top of the baby teeth, or behind, or to the side! This is similar to “shark teeth.” This is extremely uncomfortable for her because she often times will bite the insides of her lips and gums, many times leaving her to have to deal with not only the pain but also the sores the bites leave behind.
My daughter is one of the best people you could ever know! If she sees someone who is being bullied or just doesn’t have many or any friends, she will quickly go to them, sit with them, and try to befriend them, without a second thought to what the other kids think about it! She just turned 15 and is going to be a Sophmore next year and she has been tremendously patient about waiting for these braces that she has been told she needs ever since she was 13.
I am just not able to pay for this much of a cost at this time. I am seeking employment but not having much luck and slowly falling into more and more debt. I am also in the process of seeking out at least temporary disability because I was hit by a car a few years ago and I have been having more and more pain in my back, hip, knee, and lower leg because of this.
My hope is that I will be able to return this act of kindness to another family in need somewhere in the future. Without a doubt, I know my daughter will give back to the world in many positive ways in the future as well. She wants to help people by going into the medical field, starting with taking CNA classes while still in HS and then later possibly going for a medical degree. Her ultimate desire is to be a pediatric surgeon!
If you find it in your heart to donate, we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!
You can donate to PayPal.me/rrte
I need help! I have been trying to find a way to get my teeth done for years and every dentist I go to wants at least $4,000. I just turned 30 years old and have two small daughters, Nina and Madison. My daughter Nina asked me the other day after I took her to the dentist “mommy when are you going to fix your teeth?” It broke my heart. I never ask for help and I’m not even so much asking for money but just for maybe a dentist out there who can take me in and is local but I don’t mind driving if it’s in Florida. I need my back teeth pulled out, about 4 crowns added and root canals for the teeth that need the crowns. I had one crown fall out and couldn’t afford to get it replaced and now I have nothing there. If you can find it in your heart to either pay for my dentist bill, take me in and do it for me, or even donate anything, I would highly appreciate it. My husband can’t find much work. He’s working as a landscaper, I have a job working 40 hours a week but that goes to light, water, my kid’s school, the rent which I still have to pay April off and the late fee that comes with it. I’m just always a month behind so to even this I can somehow squeeze my teeth in will never happen that’s why I’m 30 years old with such bad teeth. I’m always in pain. I ask from the bottom of my heart for someone to please help me somehow. I know I’m going on and on but I don’t know what else to do, I was just saying to my husband if there was just some way I can find a dentist to do it as a donation for me or someone to help me I would forever be thankful, I have no insurance other than something that’s called share cost but doesn’t cover the dental I need because they consider it cosmetic which is CRAZY I’m in pain and need my teeth to eat. I have no back teeth and I’m ruining my side and front teeth. I included a picture so hopefully, a dentist or someone who can help is able to see what I need. I know the pic I attached, I need a root canal and crown for that tooth. I’m in a lot of pain all the time from it. Thank you for this opportunity and I hope I didn’t carry on, God Bless!
Paypal link: paypal.me/pools/c/8eCPNaKoR8
This is the first time I use a fundraising platform, I do not have other option. Because I delayed it 7 days already, and this is a serious condition.
I am grateful to God and existence because excepting this tragedy, my health is perfect. Though I was very depressed when I found out what happened. It’s about my tooth.
At first, it was necessary only the root canal procedure (as this was not horror enough), I delayed it 2 years. I was so naive that I thought the science would discover something that can heal a tooth decayed to the pulp. And I would afford the treatment. I was delusional.
During those 2 years I had 2 “attacks”. My gum and face swelled so much that I went to hospital. The doctor from the emergency room would use syringe to pull out the puss. I used antibiotics and I went back to normal. Not to mention about extreme dental pain I had at the beginning.
Everything started when my fillings fallen. I went to doctor with my Mom when I was really small, I had a cavity and the doctor filled it.
And with time while my tooth was developing the fill has fallen. At least this is what my Mom thinks. I didn’t notice it falled so the cavity evolved.
The previously week my tooth cracked while I was eating something. I ran immediately home (I wasn’t home). I have an abscessed tooth. I discussed with the doctor and the total procedure is priced at 2000$:
• Fillings – 300$
• Root canal therapy – 700$
• Dental crown – 1000$
I have 1000$ out of this amount and the doctor says it cannot be delayed, this requires immediately intervention. As this was not enough, now half of it is broken. It is so bad that I have only half of it. I can see my gum… With my naked eye!
Fortunately, unless I open my mouth really wide, and you pay attention to it, you cannot see the abscessed tooth. This is because it is placed at the corner of my mouth, where are “the hidden teeths”, to be more specifically.
The emergency is really big, I have to pay all the amount otherwise the procedure would not start. And I have no one to help me. Me and my Mother. I do not have another 1000$, and I want to avoid other complications, an abscessed tooth can lead to severally other problems.
In my country the Dollar is very powerful, even though the prices for medical services and electronics are mainly the same across the world, the income of jobs varies dramatically from country to country. I am staying like that for a week, I barely gathered 1000$ from my savings and Mom’s help.
I’m in the third decade of my life (20 years, to be more specifically), but never heard of other peers the same age as me needing the root canal procedure, and dental crowns. If my job would be enough I would pay alone all the procedure but is very expensive compared to the minimum wage. I need 1000$ to finish the procedure.
Hope you understand. Any help is welcome.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Hello let me give you a little background on why I have a fear of the dentist. As a child growing up my mother would take me and my brothers had this new at the time dentist to our area. When we would go all 3 of us would always need return visits for more work to our teeth. This dentist would pretend that he was numbing our mouth’s and then proceed to do the work amongst our whimpers and complaints of feeling everything and being in pain. I thought it was just myself but later found out my brother’s had the same experience… root canals.. filling’s. It was if he got off on inflicting pain upon us small children. We complained to our mother from sobbing tears what was happening but she wasn’t a good mother unfortunately and told us we basically were lying and we didn’t know what we were talking about. It was always a panic and fear getting no sleep at night before an appointment. We always tried to pretend we were “sick.” My worst experience was having him do a big front tooth filling and he literally drilled my front tooth off leaving me with nothing but this itty bitty stub which another dentist had stuck a fake tooth over it to avoid lawsuit I believe. As I grew up into my younger adult years I started having teeth fall apart finding what seemed to be cotton where fillings should of been. It’s just been a horrible road of dealing with abscessed teeth. I have never smiled in pictures.. I just can’t. So it leaves me to where I am now my mouth so bad and broken that I need to have what 21 remaining broken teeth I have out and dentures put in the top and bottom. The quoted cost’s I have gotten from random places would be $15,000.00 and for someone like me whom barely makes it living from paycheck to paycheck as a single mom. My yearly income is 29,000.00 so there is no putting money aside for anything which makes me sad and upset.Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my request.
My paypal info is: paypal.me/Dentophobia
Recently, while at a friends destination wedding, I broke my jaw. It was a very unfortunate circumstance, not to mention very painful! Thank goodness this happened after the wedding reception and well into the next day, so I didn’t ruin anything on their special evening together.
As luck would have it, I was chasing my friends children around the pool area. As I was running, I looked back and in an instant, everything went black. Turns out when I turned back around there was a face height bar that I had missed and I hit it with a running force. Right to my mouth. I shattered one of my teeth and the upper part of my jaw was broken and fell about about a half inch down. It was just hanging in there.
My friends rushed me to the hospital right away. But because the wedding was on a weekend and the area we were in was remote, there were no dental surgeons that could help me at the time. We had to make our way back to the hotel, where I had to wait until the next day to get driven back to the city. When I got back home, a specialist had time to see me. However, he only had time on Monday, so I had to wait yet another day to go in. Leaving me with a broken jaw for two whole days!236
Because I had to wait so long for surgery, the dental surgeon couldn’t save my front teeth. I had to have the roots removed right away, due to the infection that got into them. Then my front teeth had to be shoved back up into place. From there, they had to be braced and now, I need multiple gum surgeries and the two teeth removed. Then eventually I will need to get two front teeth implants, so I don’t look like a permanent hockey player.
I’m looking for a last resort solution to my problem. My mother raised four daughters on her own and I have no grandparents left, or I would have asked one of them for help. I’m not big on asking other people for things, but desperate times call for it. I live in one of the most expensive cities in North America and work at a job that doesn’t supply medical care for employees. I found this cite online and it seemed like a decent thing to try as a last option.
Thank you so much for listening to my story. Donate at paypal.me/thetoothiest
I need help! I have been trying to find away to get my teeth done and every dentist I go to wants at least $4,000. I just turned 30 years old and have two small daughters, Nina and Madison. My daughter Nina asked me the other day after I took her to the dentist “mommy when are you going to fix your teeth?” It broke my heart. I never ask for help and I’m not even so much asking for money but just for maybe a dentist out there who can take me in and is local but I don’t mind driving if it’s in Florida. I need my back teeth pulled out, about 4 crowns added and root canals for the teeth that need the crowns. I had one crown fall out and couldn’t afford to get it replaced and now I have nothing there. If you can find it in your heart to either pay for my dentist bill, take me in and do it for me, or even donate anything, I would highly appreciate it. My husband can’t find much work. He’s working as a landscaper, I have a job working 40 hours a week but that goes to rent, light, water, school for my kids, rent which I still have to pay April off and the late fee that comes with it. I’m just always a month behind so to even this I can somehow squeeze my teeth in will never happen that’s why I’m 30 years old with such bad teeth. I’m always in pain. I ask from the bottom of my heart for someone to please help me somehow. I know I’m going on and on but I don’t know what else to do, I was just saying to my husband if there was just someway I can find a dentist to do it as a donation for me or someone to help me I would forever be thankful, I have no insurance other than something that’s called share cost but doesn’t cover the dental I need because they consider it cosmetic which is CRAZY I’m in pain and need my teeth to eat. I have no back teeth and I’m ruining my side and front teeth. I included pictures so hopefully a dentist or someone who can help are able to see what I need and the pain I’m in. Thank you for this opportunity and I hope I didn’t carry on, God Bless!