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Anyone Know How To Get Affordable Dental Work W/out Insurance?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BreaknBrix, May 17, 2014.

  1. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    I'm reaching a breaking point and could really use some advice here. For most my life I've had perfectly straight teeth but I think my early life drug addictions are now catching up to me. Because a small piece of my left front tooth chipped off about 9 months ago, and back then I noticed the back of that tooth was black and seemed to be decaying really fast. I also noticed a couple other teeth may have cavities even though they don't hurt. I just see a bit of decay in the center of 2 other teeth and really need some dental work done.

    These past couple weeks this 1 front tooth has become so painful that I have to numb my mouth up with lidocaine (or maybe its benzocaine, its the oral gel you buy from stores) just to eat any type of hard food. And I've started blending vegetables so its easier to get some healthy food in my body.

    I have been on a research spree lately and there's just so much different advice I don't know what to do. Some people say to try and find a college cause dental students will do the work for free (supervised by a real dentist). Other people recommended that I look for research studies because they will pay for your procedure. But I've been checking the studies online for months and haven't found anything in my area. What really drives me crazy is I CAN afford dental insurance. I just never bought it in the past because I'm only 31 and by the time I noticed my teeth were f##ked up, it was already too late. AFAIK, dental insurance does not pay for pre-existing conditions. So after I get this work done I'm 100% getting insured. I never want to be in this position again.

    But right now, I'm in a weird predicament because I'm in pain. And at the same time I'm afraid they're gonna say "the tooth has to come out". And if they pull the tooth, I will need it replaced with some sort of artificial tooth. Does ANYONE have any idea how much something like this would cost? Or does anyone have any advice on how I can get this done without going broke?

    If anyone has any advice I could really use it right now. :frown:

    - BB
     
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  2. bigbank

    bigbank Newbie

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    Go to Mexico for cheap dentistry (really!)

    :)
     
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  3. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    This is blackhatworld. You should ask your local dentist. You could do some seo for them maybe, and negotiate a discount. tell them your going to switch for extended work, and you want to get full price and every 6 week appointment. You pay as you go along.

    Plus, stop drinking sugary juice.
     
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    I do not know where you live but I am in the science medical field outside of blackhat so here is my advice. A lot of dental schools will do procedures on you cheap or even free if you agree to let the students do the work. You will have a trained dentist supervising but the student would be doing it. It's much cheaper usually. I'd call your local dental school to see if they could set something up.
     
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    Watch the Throne Newbie

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    Yep ^ Going to a dental school hospital is usually very cheap. My friend goes to the dental school at U.penn and provides basic treatments (like the ones you mentioned) to real patients as part of clinical training classes.
     
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    What GentelmanX said.
     
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  8. TJnoodles

    TJnoodles Registered Member

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    I go to a dental school and pay about 1/3 the cost.
    It's time consuming as you have to wait for teacher approval whenever something is done, since it's education they don't cut corners.
    If there is a question about something they call in a specialist, so you always get an expert consultation.
    Don't wait to get help, try and save as many as you can. If one tooth is out you can get a bridge.
     
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    in and out for $50
     
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  10. someguy3825

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    Simple..... a string and a door. CHEAP!!
     
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    That....

    or get insurance for 1 month, go to the dentist the next month, then close your insurance policy.
     
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  12. Dresden

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    OP I know your pain. Same exact story with me except that my front tooth didn't chip yet lol Last week I had very bad pain in my back tooth/gum. Took some codeine, the pain went away but I know it will come back. I also have to get my teeth done but It's so expensive in my country wish I had an option to go to Mexico lol I'd recommend taking care of it quick because I've already lost 2 teeth.
     
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  13. Panther28

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    Did you learn that from all those yearly seo pay monthly services :)
     
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    I agree with other to find a college or university that has a dental school, they will most likely have a clinic in which they offer reduced-cost. I knew someone that got work done because they agreed to a clinical trial.... look into that. I always wondered how Full-Time Marketers get there insurance especially if they have a family:eek:
     
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    Did you apply for obamacare to see which plans you qualify for? They can't turn you down for pre existing conditions.
     
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    Just don't start taking opiates because then you'll be in an even worse situation.
     
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    Google search is the answer to your query ...
     
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    I feel bad for you though. I know someone in a similar situation, probably worse.
     
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  19. BreaknBrix

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    Thanks guys. I know this question wasn't so relevant to blackhat marketing but I deeply respect the opinions of people on this forum. And I got a lot of awesome feedback from this thread which I appreciate.

    What wound up happening is I had the most intense, most horrific tooth pain for 4 days straight. Last night it was at its worse. And I wound up finding a list of clinics in my state that provide free or sliding scale dental services that are cheap. I will likely wind up going to either the Rutgers School Of Dental Medicine or the John F Kennedy hospital. I will call tomorrow (monday) to set up an appointment.

    But for the record, let me mention something that *may* help other people.

    Yesterday morning when I woke up, I was very close to going to the emergency room. But instead I wound up online looking for home remedies. I tried clove oil, baking soda, epsom salts, salt water, sea salt, tea bags, ice, hydrogen peroxide, I was literally just pouring random crap in my mouth all morning for 2 hours straight and nothing worked.

    So what I did was something very weird. I got this weird idea in my head that my blood is very acidic, and that acidic blood is what's making my teeth decay. Since it feels that way and that's what most dentists say online. It literally felt like acid was in my mouth or something hitting the nerve of my tooth. And technically, baking soda should have helped but I think it was washing away too fast and not really doing its job.

    What I did yesterday was blend up 4 gallons of fresh organic vegetables... like 14 different types of veggies. I bought all the most "alkaline" vegetables I possibly could. And instead of drinking it twice a day like I normally have been doing.... I drank it ALL DAY LONG. Every 5 minutes I was sipping this nasty concoction. And I literally went through 2 gallons of vegetables. I did not eat 1 piece of bread, no tea, no animal protein or anything with sugar in it. My goal was to "alkalize" my blood, and to treat it from the inside because the pain seemed to becoming directly from the root of the tooth. I also took 3 airborne pills which are suppose to be packed with vitamins and natural antioxidants. Then I made sure to eat NOTHING 3 hours before going to bed. I wanted to make sure I went into a really deep REM cycle.

    I woke up this morning, and the throbbing has gone away!!!!!!!

    On a scale of 1-10, last night the pain was around 11. Today its around a 5-6 which is crazy.

    So today I'm doing the same exact thing. I'm trying to flush as much acid out of my body as possible and raise the ph of my blood. All day today I've been sipping my veggies and randomly popping airborne's and vitamin c. I know how stupid this may sound but I really think this is helping me a lot. If I can keep the pain at bay for another few days then hopefully I can get to a dentist before that sharp, throbbing pain comes back.

    And I have to say it again, thank you all for all your help. :)
     
  20. SkyrocketSEO

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    So, instead going to a dentist you decided to give yourself a diagnosis of a rare disease and treat it with a home made recipe that you think is helping you (placebo effect), so now you feel much better than yesterday.
    Dude, what you have is called a tooth decay or a dental caries, grow a pair and visit dentist.
     
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