Martina Fink
Martina Fink

We got the same problem here, I could not effored the extra coverage in my Basic health Care packed aim 34 years old I lost almoast all my teeth, and now aim so ashemed to talk to people always covering my mouth, I have holes lost teeth so there is a gap etc.. it is horrible, I see myself as a ugly person (never did before), can not kiss my man (we are over 8 years together he said he does not care about it) but I cant change it, I feel not like woman should feel, and when I look into the...

We got the same problem here, I could not effored the extra coverage in my Basic health Care packed aim 34 years old I lost almoast all my teeth, and now aim so ashemed to talk to people always covering my mouth, I have holes lost teeth so there is a gap etc.. it is horrible, I see myself as a ugly person (never did before), can not kiss my man (we are over 8 years together he said he does not care about it) but I cant change it, I feel not like woman should feel, and when I look into the future... it looks even more depressing. Aim looking for work, who want's to take someone in with teeth missing and broken. I never before had a hole in my life in almoast 1 year ( I ve got a sort of sickness that I have to throw up for days and the acid of it made my teeth rotten) all this happend and I cant go to the dentist, cause I cant pay him. This is a horrible circle and I feel like I will never look normal again...

Alice Bissel
Alice Bissel
  • Martina Fink

I am sorry that you are having trouble with your teeth but your problem does not sound like dentail problem, it sounds more like a medical or emotional problem (eating disorder). You may not get the nutrition that your body needs. I would worry about other problems you could have, calcium defeincy, heart problems, acid reflex is what the surgeon thinks caused my brothers esophigus cancer. I would go to the doctor as soon as possible and find out what the the problem is. It sounds like you...

I am sorry that you are having trouble with your teeth but your problem does not sound like dentail problem, it sounds more like a medical or emotional problem (eating disorder). You may not get the nutrition that your body needs. I would worry about other problems you could have, calcium defeincy, heart problems, acid reflex is what the surgeon thinks caused my brothers esophigus cancer. I would go to the doctor as soon as possible and find out what the the problem is. It sounds like you have some kind of medical insurance. If your tooth lose is due to a medical condition your regular insurance may cover it. good luck.

Daphne Roberts
Daphne Roberts
  • Martina Fink

@Alice...she couldnt afford dental and now has lost of her teeth and the ones that are lef are rotting. How is that not a dental prolem? Even now with proper care, she would likely lose the rest of her teeth but be able to get dentures. Martina, I am so sorry and hope you are able to get the care you need, and dont be ashamed to show your smile...I bet it is beautiful :)

Daphne Roberts
Daphne Roberts
  • Martina Fink

Sorry for typos, on mobile

Mattie Brown
Mattie Brown
  • Martina Fink

In our country (the USA) people shouldn't have to go without medical or dental care.

Vern De Laronde
Vern De Laronde

Let's help one another, c'mon people. Fight the power! United we stand, devided, we fall.

Jo Ann Mort
Jo Ann Mort
  • Vern De Laronde

Thanks Vern. This was really terrible. I wonder how many other cases there are that just go unreported? This should NEVER happen in America!

Vern De Laronde
Vern De Laronde
  • Vern De Laronde

You are most welcome.

Bill Blacksmith
Bill Blacksmith

DENTAL CARE IS WORSE THEN AMERICAS HEALTH PLAN , People suffer to much cause of greed.

James Yost
James Yost
  • Bill Blacksmith

1000 dollars for one tooth ,if you are a craftsman doing work for a dr or dentist charge them ten times what you would charge someone who is not one i have

Connie Broadway Morton
Connie Broadway Morton
  • Bill Blacksmith

greed does not have any thing to do with it sir. its a thing called money if you don't have it that is not greed mr blacksmith. i thank god you don't have to go throu that u should to . may god bless you sir.

Pat Steinemann
Pat Steinemann

Please sign...this is a very important issue to me, as I too do not have and cannot afford dental insurance, nor very much needed dental work. Thank you!

Patricia Jones
Patricia Jones
  • Pat Steinemann

me too and i signed

Mattie Brown
Mattie Brown
  • Pat Steinemann

Why don't we have access to dental care via insurance as we do medical care?

Valerie Allison
Valerie Allison

When did Americans lose their basic care and consideration for others? Surely not all in the medical profession are in it only for as much money as they can get out of the pain and suffering of others! Not all poor people are malingers, looking to get something for nothing. Basic care should be denied to no-one.

Mimi Pritchett Louiso
Mimi Pritchett Louiso
  • Valerie Allison

Blame it on the Bush Administration to ruin our country. People are crazy here and so angry.

Valerie Allison
Valerie Allison
  • Valerie Allison

May be even further back, we can date it to Margaret Thatcher's 'No such thing as society' so does Ronald Reagan's legacy need scrutinising?

Mimi Pritchett Louiso
Mimi Pritchett Louiso

I saw this story on Frontline. Everyone hates to go to the dentist because of huge costs. I love the 6 month check up , but not the oh your 35 year old filling is cracking and it will cost 2800 to get 1 tooth fixed- they have you over a barrel.

Mimi Pritchett Louiso
Mimi Pritchett Louiso
  • Mimi Pritchett Louiso

and on top of that there is a dentist shortage.

Cathy Scott
Cathy Scott

When I lost my job in 2007 I lost my dental care N couldn't find any insurance to cover my needs. Thus a person with GREAT teeth I now have had most of my teeth pulled. I can afford the cost to pull them and my insurance pays for emergency care on teeth. So now I have only 2 molars in the back. My health has gone down hill N I have been sleepy all the time. The teeth that were pulled on my birthday were so infected N decayed they had to take bone to remove them and went back 3 times to...

When I lost my job in 2007 I lost my dental care N couldn't find any insurance to cover my needs. Thus a person with GREAT teeth I now have had most of my teeth pulled. I can afford the cost to pull them and my insurance pays for emergency care on teeth. So now I have only 2 molars in the back. My health has gone down hill N I have been sleepy all the time. The teeth that were pulled on my birthday were so infected N decayed they had to take bone to remove them and went back 3 times to get the dry socket repacked. I can only Pray that something can be done to the Nation who does not have dental care. All these children growing up without and adults who have to get their teeth pulled since caps cost so very much.

Augusta Lopes
Augusta Lopes

I will sign the petiton, but i´m not impressed about that, in Portugal you have to pay for dental care sinds I remenber. I spend every year lots of money at the dentist, I lost 12 of myn teeth because my parents hadn`t money to pay for dental care when I was yong. Dental care have to make part of every Basic health Care.

Stefano Battafarano
Stefano Battafarano

I hate animal cruelty.

Wajdi Mannaï
Wajdi Mannaï

I Think it costs a Lot.. And Large family cannot afford it.. We may need to talk a litle bit about the price.. Everyone hates to visit the dentist because of the huge cost..

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