I feel super awkward posting this/asking for donations but I just don’t know what else to do. A friend of mine made this gofundme page for me. For those who don’t know, I am in a lot of pain and facing about $4000 worth of dental work.
The image is this: First batch are my wisdom tooth extractions - one of which requires a “partial bony” removal. Second batch is my deep cleaning. Third batch is my root canal, crown, and crown lengthening surgery. The fourth batch is my cavities which need fillings.
This is my current status: I was able to get Penicillin for my infections and I began to take it last night. This should kill off the infections in about 10 days. That’s good, because the infections are like the most dangerous part. The problem is what happens afterward.
I have two infections. One is in the upper right wisdom tooth, and the other is in a lower left molar. Once the infections are cleared up, I will need to get those two teeth taken care of ASAP or else the infections will just come back. I am still looking for a low income resource for extracting wisdom teeth, I think I might be able to find one. The other tooth is a bigger problem, as it requires a root canal and gum surgery that will cost $2000. I have yet to find a lower cost dentist for that. I do have the option of extracting that tooth which will save me a lot of money, however it is one of my main chompers (back molar by the wisdom tooth). I would really, really like to save that tooth if I can. If I can’t come up with the money, I will have to extract it… in which case, ok, I’ll live. But I want to save it if I can.
A lot of people have asked me if I’ve looked at low income/sliding scale dentists, county clinics, dental schools, etc. Yes, I have. I have exhausted every option. The total cost that I was given was given to me by a relatively low cost dentist at a membership discount price - I have gone ONLY to low income, sliding scale, and discounted dental places. I have not even bothered looking at full price dentists. I have looked at every resource I can find in my city, and even called a hot line and had them look some up for me. So yes, I have looked at all of my options and am finding the cheapest ones I can. The problem is, many many low income clinics do not extract wisdom teeth, do not touch infected teeth, do not do root canals, and have similar prices on deep cleanings. I will be able to go to a cheap place for the fillings I need, but that will be the last problem I address. The first things I need to take care of are the infected teeth and the root canal.
Yes, I have applied for Care Credit. I was rejected due to insufficient credit history - as I have nearly none. I have applied for a credit card through my bank and am waiting to hear if they’re going to give it to me or not. But even if they do, I highly doubt the limit will be high enough to pay for the root canal.
Basically, I need help. And I hate that, I hate asking for help, and I hate asking for money. I don’t do it, I’ve never done this before. At least not for myself! But I don’t know what else to do here.
The pain is excruciating, I can’t remember the last time I was comfortable. Any help you can give, whether it be $1 or $10 or $100 or just a reblog… It is appreciated.
I will keep updating about the process. Right now I need to wait for the infections to go away before I take the next step. As I go along I will be posting proof and evidence of the work I’m getting done, just so anyone who donates knows that it IS going to my teeth and not to stupid bullshit.
Thank you to anyone who helps me in any way, or even just sends me words of kindness or positive thoughts. I need it all right now.
Many thanks to my friends who have set up this donation page and shown me more love than I am accustomed to receiving, it is overwhelming and I love you guys.