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2009/07/25 12:24:22 (permalink)
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Cant afford the dentist!

Long sory short, i cant afford the dentist at this moment in time. Was hoping id be ok to wait a couple of months, but my tooth has just crumbled apart at work on me :-(
 
No pain as yet, but its only a matter of time im sure, so, what are the options for somebody who cant afford going to a dentist?
 
Ive always read reports of people doing DIY dentistry and laughed, now im facing that option!!!!
 
And when I say im broke, I mean broke!
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    paulthebuilder
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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 12:26:13 (permalink)
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    NHS walk-in centre mate.

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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 12:26:57 (permalink)
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    Just cost me £46.50 to have a wisdom tooth removed, And I'm still in pain as the other tooth next to the hole is killing me aswell. Not nice.

    I take it your working?
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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 12:28:57 (permalink)
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    The cheapest option at the dentist would be the £46.50 to have it pulled out.
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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 12:30:52 (permalink)
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    go in there and work something out with them, maybe im lucky but mine seems so bloody laid back, i have to have 6 treaments (every wednesday for 6 weeks straight) , and he wasn't fussed when i paid, i just took what i could afford to pay each week, explain your situation and see if you can a bit off each week, or if you can pay on your next visit ?

    if you are not working then its free anyway
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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 12:38:22 (permalink)
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    Its free if you're unemployed, or on higher rate working family tax credit.

    Lie on the form and say that you are.

    When it gets sent off and checked they'll pick it up, and you'll get billed for what you should have paid - but the whole process takes several weeks, gives you time to save up the £s


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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 12:43:27 (permalink)
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    tac

    Its free if you're unemployed, or on higher rate working family tax credit.

    Lie on the form and say that you are.

    When it gets sent off and checked they'll pick it up, and you'll get billed for what you should have paid - but the whole process takes several weeks, gives you time to save up the £s


    You need proof that your unemployed lol I tried.
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    S777
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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 12:44:24 (permalink)
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    im working yeah so would have to pay, think I may have to for the 50 out n rip it out, ffs money i really really dont have at the moment but what choice do i have?

    I love this country so much, pay your taxes so the unemployed get there treatment free (no offence to those who are unemployed for a valid reason)
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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 12:44:51 (permalink)
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    One thing for sue, I'd get that tooth sorted before the tongue mate ;)

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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 12:48:11 (permalink)
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    tac

    Its free if you're unemployed, or on higher rate working family tax credit.

    Lie on the form and say that you are.

    When it gets sent off and checked they'll pick it up, and you'll get billed for what you should have paid - but the whole process takes several weeks, gives you time to save up the £s


    NOOOOOO, you have to register with an NHS dentist whatever. I did it and got one within 3 months. Being on benefit doesn't matter until you get on NHS. Being unemployed means, ermm you MIGHT get a some benefit but free dental or health is not thrown in! and nothing else.
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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 12:49:17 (permalink)
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    Since having my tooth removed I have chewed through pain killers and had a few sleeping tablets, As trying to sleep while in pain don't work
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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 12:50:50 (permalink)
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    strikalite

    One thing for sue, I'd get that tooth sorted before the tongue mate ;)


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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 12:52:09 (permalink)
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    £46.50 ??!

    i went to a private dentist in agony with a wisdom tooth a few years back, couldnt wait for nhs.

    with the consultation fee, xray, anethsthetic (however thats spelt) and the extraction itself, it cost me about £300 !!!

    look in the car park at a dentists, ull see a porsche, ferrari ! rip offs !
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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 12:53:04 (permalink)
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    strikalite

    One thing for sue, I'd get that tooth sorted before the tongue mate ;)


    haha the tongue will be a couple of months anyway, need to decide if i actually want it or not first.
     
     
    I had a tooth out similar time last year, absolute butcher just ripped it out, then i was left with tiny shards working their way out for weeks which was fun, why cant life ever be simple!
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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 13:35:20 (permalink)
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    yungdest81

    £46.50 ??!

    i went to a private dentist in agony with a wisdom tooth a few years back, couldnt wait for nhs.

    with the consultation fee, xray, anethsthetic (however thats spelt) and the extraction itself, it cost me about £300 !!!

    look in the car park at a dentists, ull see a porsche, ferrari ! rip offs !


    Why is that a rip off?
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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 13:43:52 (permalink)
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    I had a tooth knocked out about 6 months ago and had a temperory cap done that came out so i reluctantly had to go back to the dentist last month and get it crowned and vaneered, they ground it down to a spike and fit a good as new tooth over it, cose me 500 quid
     

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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 14:32:45 (permalink)
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    Teeth!  I hate them more than chavs!  They are a fcking serious design fault!  Completely flawed!  What the fck do need to contain nerves for???

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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 14:57:20 (permalink)
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    DonPaulo666

    Teeth!  I hate them more than chavs!  They are a fcking serious design fault!  Completely flawed!  What the fck do need to contain nerves for???


    Dentures for you, Gramps.

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    Re:Cant afford the dentist! 2009/07/25 16:15:46 (permalink)
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    DonPaulo666

    Teeth!  I hate them more than chavs!  They are a fcking serious design fault!  Completely flawed!  What the fck do need to contain nerves for???


    Lol i asked the same thing off my dentist, apparently its so we know how much pressure to put on them without damaging them or breaking them etc.
     
    One thing i do know is that 100 years ago if you damaged a tooth, basicially you were f?cked
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