- Dec 9, 2012
I'm 23 and all of my teeth are bad, thanks to genetics (my whole family has dental issues, on both sides) and dental phobia's because my teeth are so horrible. My dental issues caused major anxiety early in life, and I dropped out of high school at 17, I've had one job since and my anxieties got the best of me and I quit within months of starting. My teeth have been getting worse as each year passes, and now I deal with an absess popping up somewhere and causing pain on a regular basis. The pain I go through just to eat is ridiculous, which resulted in me losing 100+ pounds (after attempting to diet for years unsuccessfully) because I am forced to starve myself when the pain is too much. With the new health care reform I am now covered by my parents health insurance, though unfortunately dental is not covered. I don't know what to do, I'm afraid because I have health insurance I won't be able to get help covering my dental needs. My family and fiance said they'd help to pay for my dentures, but getting my teeth extracted is going to be quite expensive and I can't see it happening. I guess what I want to know is, does anyone know of any way to get help paying for all of the work I need done? Like a program or something? Please help!