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I am in so much pain I really don't think I can stand it. I have taken everything I have been able to get my hands on, including Percocet and Darvocet and I have been on antibiotics for 3 days now and there is no relief. I went to the discounted dental clinic this morning and waited in line outside until the place opened. They usually take the first 5 people who get there before they open for emergencies like the one I am experiencing but today, they could only take 3 people and I was the 4th person in line because I got lost on the way to the clinic. I am in so much pain that I really don't know how I am going to get through the day. If I thought I could actually withstand the pain, I would attempt to pull this tooth myself. I know that is not a smart thing to do, but anyone who has experienced this kind of pain, knows how I'm feeling.
I have read all of the messages that people have left me and my heart goes out to all of you. I have not found a remedy for not being able to afford dental care and I am so tired of waking up to pain and not being able to eat that I really just don't know how to cope anymore.
I think about all that this President is trying to do to get all of us that are uninsured and not able to afford medical coverage and I wonder if anyone is thinking about how important dental health is to all of us. I would love to have medical care, but honestly, I don't ever remember being in this much pain for anything that has ever been wrong with me that a doctor can treat. I don't even remember the pain of childbirth being this painful, and it definietly didn't last this long.
So, although I have no answers for anyone or any ideas to help me or anyone else, I want you all to know that I do read these posts and if I can figure out anything that can help me or anyone else, I will be sure to post it. In the mean time, I just hope that tomorrow when I go stand in line at the discounted dental clinic, that I am on of the people they take to treat. Otherwise, I really don't know how I am going to survive this pain. As you all know, when you have an abscessed tooth, you can't eat and it is even difficult to drink fluids. God be with us all. Hopefully, someone will come to our rescue with a solution for our dental problems. I'm still searching and hopeful, even though I am in more pain that I ever imagined possible. Hang in there everyone. I'm going to try and figure something out for all of us. There has to be a solution to this problem. There are too many of us out there that can not get help. And, the problems we are all having with are teeth, will eventually become a medical problem if we die from infection. The whole thing is just sad. I care about you all and hope someone will care about us too.
I am a 52 year old female that is living on $9.00 per hour with no insurance of any kind. I have not been able to afford to go to a dentist for several years now and I am in danger of losing enough teeth that I won't be able to eat. I don't want to lose my teeth and have spent a lot of years and money trying to take care of them. I have had my wisdom teeth pulled and am in danger of losing the only other teeth I can use to chew food. The back teeth on both sides of my mouth in the bottom of my mouth have broken apart. They had so much filling in them and now they are just pieces left. I can not chew anything for fear of breaking them even more and being in constant pain. I just need to have the massive fillings put back in my mouth for the time being. I can not afford to have crowns at this time and I just want to be able to keep the teeth. Can you please help me.