PLEASE HELP ... I HAVE HAD THIS UNCONTROLLABLE AMOUNT OF THICK NON-STOP SALIVA THAT IS NO EATING AWAY AT MY TEETH & GUMS R NOW RECEEDING & TEETH R SHIFTING !!! I AM SOOO AFRAID THAT I WILL LOOSE MT TEETH !!!!!!!!!!!!! IS THIS AN ACCIDIC PROBLEM DUE 2 STRESS , NUTRITION , OR AUTO - IMMUNE ??? IT CANT B GERDS BECAUSE I NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH HARTBURN BEFORE ... THIS STARTED EARLY SEPT . , 2 MINOR SURGERIES IN MAY & JUNE ... & ALOT OF STRESS , ANXIETY & DEPRESSION ... MY DR SAYS I LOST SOOO MUCH WEIGHT THAT ITS FROM MALNUTRITION OR MALABSORPTION ... THE ORAL DENTIST SAYS ITS STRESS RELATED ... IM GOING 2 SEE THE PERIODONTIST TOMORROW BECAUSE IT IS DAMAGING MY MOUTH DAILY ( ALOND WITH THE MOUTH SORES) ... PLEASE ADVISE ... THANK-U !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!View Thread
gg, please forgive me on such a late reply !!!!! i totally understand where u r coming from ... the last dentist i went 2 said my only choice was 2 pull them all !!! ... i freaked out , big time !!!!! ... well , last year i slipped thru the system & had 5 fillings 4 free 7 then they caught me ... uugh !!!!! being in calif. , i looked into the usc & ucla dental schools being told that even tho they take a long time , they r so much cheaper ... wrong !!!!! the prices happened 2 b more than a plan i found recently ... i now have dental ins. with "met life" ... 1-800880-1800... check it out !!!!! i got 2 keep my past dentist & have a full coverage program !!! i dont understand the thinking of the government when u r on disability (medicare/medi-cal) & dont offer adult dental ... its absurd !!!!! the wonderful usa !!!!! i wish u the best of luck & please look into my info ... i hope its not 2 late 4 u ... best of luck !!!!! View Thread
MARK, SORRY 4 THE LATE REPLY !!!!! YES , U R SOOO CORRECT !!!!! I HAVE DONE LOTS OF RESEARCH & IT IS IN TUNE WITH YOUR REPLY ... I JUST HAD 3 CROWNS DONE & i go tomorrow 4 3 fillings ... more 2 follow ... uugh !!!!! 6 mths ago 1 went off several of my meds which caused more damage 2 my dental , due 2 dry mouth !!! excuse the language , but it sucks !!!!! thanks again !!!!!View Thread
HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM ON DISABILITY & AM IN NEED OF MUCH DENTAL WORK DUE TO 5 YEARS OF MEDICATION & MAJOR SURGERIES !!! CALIF. STOPPED "ADULT DENTAL" 4 MEDI-CAL JAN 1ST OF THIS YEAR & THE "XTRA HELP" HMOS FROM DISABILITY ONLY OFFER "PREVENTIVE-CARE" VERY FIXED INCOME - PLEASE HELP !!!!!! THANK-U !!!!!View Thread
HEY GG.... THANKS 4 KEEPING UP WITH "MY MESS" !!!! SO FAR, I AM DOWN 2 THE THE LAST FEW CALLS AVAILABLE ..... TO DATE, I HAVE NOT FOUND "ANY" RESOURCES IN MY CITY THAT WILL OFFER A "PAYMENT PLAN" .... ALL CALLS HAVE BEEN OFFERING ABOUT THE SAME PRICES 4 THEIR SERVICES , BUT MUST B PAID AT TIME OF SERVICE. I AM ON DISABILITY (MEDI-MEDI ) MY MEDICARE HAS A SHARE OF COST SO THAT DIS-QUALIFIES ME FROM CERTAIN OPTIONS I HAVE FOUND... CALIF. HAS COMPLETELY STOPPED "ALL ADULT" DENTAL CARE AS OF THE 1ST OF THIS YEAR (GO FIGURE).... ITS NOT THE % THAT IS THE PRIORITY, ITS THE NEED 2 B PUT ON THE "PAYMENT-PLAN" DUE 2 SUCH A "FIXED" INCOME !!!!!! HANG IN THERE W/ YOUR SITUATION & I WILL ALSO DO THE BEST WITH MINE ..... ...I.K.View Thread
UNFORTUNATELY, I HAVE TRIED "ALL" YOUR SUGGESTIONS..... I LIVE IN L.A. & COUNTY CLINICS DO "NOT" ACCEPT MEDICAL W/ A "SHARE OF COST" .... U.S.C. IS THE DENTAL SCHOOL IN MY AREA & I RECD. "ALL" THE INFO REQUIRED .... BEING THAT IT IS A TEACHING SCHOOL, U R REQUIRED 2 PAY "ALL" AT TIME OF SERVICE & EXPECT A LONG WAIT DUE 2 BEING A TEACHING SCHOOL ... ALSO THE "COSTS" R NOT MUCH LESS THAN THE % MY DR. IS OFFERING ME...ITS JUST COMING UP W/ THE $$$ ALL AT ONCE THAT IS "TOTALLY" IMPOSSIBLE 4 ME RIGHT NOW. I HAVE CHECKED INTO NUMEROUS DENTAL INS. PLANS, & MOST R "PREVENTATIVE" ONLY ( EXAM, X-RAYS & CLEANING ) ... THE ONES THAT COVER ALL , U STILL HAVE 2 PAY THE "FULL" AMOUNT UPFRONT !!!! IM SORRY ..... IM JUST SOOOOOO FRUSTRATED !!!!! ... :>( I.K.View Thread
HEY GG, THANKS SOOOO MUCH 4 REPLYING 2 MY DESPERATE CALL !!!! I MYSELF, RECD. THE SAME "NEWS" FROM MY 1ST CONSULTATION . BASICALLY 3 CHOICES !!! 1) HAVE WORK DONE IN 4 PARTS ( PAYING FULL PRICE) - 2) GO 2 A DENTAL TEACHING ( USC IS IN MY AREA) , WHICH WHEN I CALLED , IS "NOT" THAT MUCH MORE CHEAPER & U HAVE 2 HAVE "ALOT" OF PATIENCE DUE 2 IT BEING A "TEACHING SCHOOL"- ITS ON A 1ST COME-BASIS,ETC... 3) FHAVE THEM PULLED !!!!! I AM ON MEDI-MEDI , & IN THE STATE OF CALIF - ADULT DENTAL WAS TAKEN AWAY JAN. 1 OF THIS YEAR ( JOKE , KNOWING THAT ADULTS NEED "MORE" CARE & THE "GVT. NOS THIS SO"LESS" OUT OF THEIR POCKET !!!! I AM NOT ACCEPTED AT ANY COUNTY CLINICS DUE 2 HAVING A " SHARE OF COST" W/ MEDICAL ....... DECISIONS, DECISIONS .... -- THIS IS SOOOOOO F-ED UP !!!!! SORRY, IM JUST SOOOO FRUSTRATED RIGHT NOW !!!! ... :>( I.K. View Thread
I HAVE BASICALLY BEEN A "GUINIE PIG" 4 THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS .(DUE 2 MY FINANCIAL SITUATION, I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE 2 SEEK "PROPER" CARE). I HAVE BEEN ON A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF COMBINATINOINS OF DRUGS DURING THIS WHOLE TIME -( I AM BI-POLAR W/ SEVERE DEPRESSION ). THIS PAST YEAR I HAVE ALSO HAD 2 MAJOR SURGERIES ( ALONG W/ NUMEROUS HOSPITAL VISITS) I AM ON MEDS 4 COPD & IBS ALSO ..... SO IF I AM UNDERSTANDING U PROPERLY --- ALL THIS HAS CAUSED A MAJOR AFFECT ON MY DENTAL CONDITION ... MY OTHER "SERIOUS" PROBLEM IS THE FINANCIAL $$$$ OF THE WORK THAT NEEDS 2 B DONE ... WHAT DO PEOPLE DO WHEN THEY HAVE NO DENTAL INSURANCE ????? HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPView Thread
SERIOUS HELP NEEDED !!!!!! I AM 55 & HAVE HAD PERFECT DENTAL HYGINE TILL NOW !!!! AS A CHILD 1 ONLY HAD 5 FILLINGS ... AS AN ADULT 2 CROWNS.. OVER THE PAST 5 YEARS I HAVE NOT BEEN WELL & USEING SEVERAL MEDICATIONS DAILY .. SINCE FEB. OF THIS YEAR I HAVE BEEN UNDER ANESTHESIA 4 TIMES ... I JUST WENT 4 A REG. EXAM & CLEANING & WAS SHOCKED BY THE 1ST PROGNOSIS, SO I WENT 4 A 2ND !!! -- THEY BASICALLY WERE IDENTICAL !!!! I NOW NEED 9 FILLINGS & 8 CROWNS & 2 POSSIBLE ROOT CANALS ( DEPENDING ON WHAT THEY SEE WHEN THE DENTIST GETS INTO THE TEETH ) ..... I AM IN TOTAL SHOCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE TELL ME THAT THIS IS CAUSED MULTIPLE AMOUNTS OF MEDICATIONS!!! HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!View Thread
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