I came across this site while looking for dental help. I'm not sure how to go about this but I DO need direction. I am 54 old female, had to retire on social security disability two years ago due to bipolar disorder and fibromyalgia. I have no medical insurance but make to much to qualify for medicaid , and not able to collect medicare yet. I must take medication to control my bipolar disorder and to keep my pain level down from the fybromyaligia. I am in desperate need of dental work. I need the remaining teeth pulled ( decay caused by large doses of chemotherapy for breast cancer in 2000 and large doses of pain medication). I will also need a set of dentures. My teeth are breaking off and becoming infected. I started to see a dentist and after only six teeth pulled I owed them $ 1400.00, which I am now trying to pay off. I cannot afford that kind of money. I have worked all of my life and don't expect something for nothing. I am a single parent of a grown son, whom I raised by myself. I have pretty much done everything on my own. I just need help in finding an answer or a way to get through this. It is hard enough these days for anyone to make it, for any senior with any type of medical problem it is almost impossible for them to get any help. I want to feel good again and not have to worry about my health and money. I have three lovely grandchildren that I want to spend time with.
I have been saving money toward my dental work but I'm sure it isn't enough yet. I would not expect anyone to give me money, I need to know how do I go about getting help in a timely manner as well as affordable. Any thoughts and direction of any form will be greatly appreciated. All knowledge will be passed on to benefit others.
Thanks In Advance