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my teeth are in really bad shape as i have neglected for yrs.

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my teeth are in really bad shape as i have neglected for yrs. due to finances,divorce and 4 children who are now grown. they are all broken off and some are infected at the gums. i still have no money but i do have medical and some dentsl insurance is ther anyway i could use both my medical and dental insurance to help cover my deductible
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. George McKee replied 8 years ago.

Dear ,


Thank you for your question and welcome to Just Answer. Medical insurance usually does not pay for any dental treatment. However, if you need a significant number of teeth removed, and an oral surgeon is required, your medical might pick up some of that, especially if it needs to be done in a hospital.


In addition to getting both of your insurances to contribute to your dental costs, I am including a few resources for you to look into in order to further reduce your dental expenses.


Here are a few options you have in securing dental treatment for a discounted fee:


1. Call your local dental society and see if there are any programs, charitable organizations or foundations operating in your area that will do your work for a discounted fee. You can find the details of your local dental society by clicking here:


2. Consider having your work done at a dental school. The fees charged are much less than those charged by a private dentist. Here is a list with links of all the dental schools in the USA, hopefully there is one near you:


Outside of these options you can always look for an understanding local dentist that will help you out by working for a reduced fee. Ask your friends, family and colleagues which dentist they like and start by asking that dentist.


In addition, here is a website that lists dental offices that offer free and discounted clinics all across the country. Search for one in your area. Read each listing carefully as restrictions apply to some of the listed outlets.


I hope this answers your question. If you would like to discuss this further or have any additional questions, please reply to my answer and I will get right back to you.



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