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Life happens. I'm in a funk, for many reasons, one of which is the simple fact that this time of year is my funk tie. I don't know why! I've been trying to get my head on right. Lost my therapist, he's slowing down, lost my psychiatrist, he moved... But I"m working on all of that.

Just lost another tooth. My molars are all horribly decayed. I need 4000 dollars plus with of work just to extract them. That's the no frills price. Had to have one out today, with no sedation, just the novocaine shots... It's okay. But i"m in a funk. WE should have dental care available to all! This stinks! I don't have the kind of money I'd need to save them. Being a tetracycline baby made my teeth come in soft and easily broken and easy to decay. Mediations I take also contribute to decay. I'm lucky I still have teeth at all!

I did learn, when you get home from having a molar out, and you have a gaping wound, don't eat salty stuff. When the novocaine wears off you literally have salt in an open wound! OUCHI!!! Im a doofus! LOL Anyway, I"m in a total funk, having a late mid life crisis so to speak, and TRying to make changes in my diet, my life, and so forth... Trying to keep the faith!

I could use a few prayers if you all have some time. :) My heart is with you all! My relaxation involves Millennium marathons! That helps!

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Life happens. I'm in a funk, for many reasons, one of which is the simple fact that this time of year is my funk tie. I don't know why! I've been trying to get my head on right. Lost my therapist

You have my sympathies, and especially my prayers. I've had tooth problems all my life and know the pain well. Have you done any research in your state for dental clinics that are free or places

I can empathise regarding teeth. Dental issues are a trigger for me going into a funk. (That's a great word, by the way, it seems to describe what I feel at times.) I don't much like this time of

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That sounds awful. So sorry to hear that. How on earth do they come up with those ridiculous prices? Sure they can't justify them.

In the UK, the NHS covers most of the cost and you pay one of 3 prices depending on the work done. Sometimes I think we don't know how fortunate we are.

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1781.aspx?CategoryID=74

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You have my sympathies, and especially my prayers. I've had tooth problems all my life and know the pain well.

Have you done any research in your state for dental clinics that are free or places that help with the billing for low income residents?

I found this site, but you may have already been there and contacted them. But, just in case, I did some research.

Top 3 clinics in or near Pensacola ~

http://www.freedentalcare.us/ci/fl-pensacola

Here's the search page showing multiple links after typing in "free dental help for low income in pensacola, Fla."

https://www.google.com/search?q=free+dental+help+for+low+income+in+pensacola%2C+Fla&oq=free+dental+help+for+low+income+in+pensacola%2C+Fla&aqs=chrome..69i57.12192j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

I sure hope one of these places can help you.

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I can empathise regarding teeth. Dental issues are a trigger for me going into a funk. (That's a great word, by the way, it seems to describe what I feel at times.)

I don't much like this time of year. Yes, it's nice to see the sun, and have warm temperatures. There was a thread on another forum where people wrote that they don't like the summer, and some people called it a different kind of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The weather's lovely at the moment, but I know it won't be long till the days get sticky and it'll be difficult to sleep at night (no air-con here). Fortunately I live in a fairly quiet neighbourhood, but a lot of people have to suffer noisy neighbours having BBQs and all-night parties.

Some people on that other forum suggested that low-levels of vitamin D, after the winter, can make people feel low, so maybe you could think about Vit-D supplements or foods rich in Vit-D?

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I am on prescription Vitamin D which is odd since I live int he sunshine state. I've researched and begged and pleaded with the clinics. Adults in Florida are pretty much on their own for dental care and vision care.. The US doesn't give a hoot about it's people, and Florida's governor is on a tear to rid Floridians of healthcare that is affordable altogether. Dental insurance is high and there are limits on it. I had a good cheap policy, but none of the dentists I need accepted it.

As you all might guess I am for universal healthcare and not because of my own problems. I just feel that a healthy nation is a better working nation.

I'm still having some pain in my mouth, it seems the jarring of having a tooth yanked out has made the others hurt a bit... and cleaning food out of the hole where my tooth was has irritated my gumline a little.But it's getting better. I've solved the issues I think.

I'll have to save up, I need more taken out. I certainly can't afford the 20 thousand it would take to save them. At least for now, My front teeth are okay I think. I've spent many dollars on them in the past. I was a tetracycline baby. That took my enamel off my teeth and the permanent ones came in discolored and soft. So, having kept my teeth for as long as I have is a great thing! Don't feel bad for me, just do what you can to help future generations get the care they need! :)

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I had a broken wisdom tooth out must be 3 years back, it had become infected with an abscess. Being a total wimp, I opted to go to hospital for a general, but in the end had a local which was okay. The relief was really worth it.

I still can't get my head around those charges, though, it's terrible. Does the new Obamacare health care cover dental work or is it just hospital surgery?

Libby you summed everything that annoys me about summer!

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I live in a state whose governor won't cooperate with Obamacare. He won't expand medicaid. I'm not even sure Obamacare covers dental. Medicare and Medicaid in this state do not cover dental or vision, so you can go blind or toothless for all they care. Children get coverage if they are poor enough, but adults? Nope. Adults apparently don't need to see or chew.

If you are working poor, you can't afford dental or vision insurance usually, you're lucky if you can afford medical. Obamacare was originally supposed to be more like your National healthcare, but after all the fighting, it turned out to be a shadow of it's intended self. People here think it's communism or socialism and they don't want that at all, not even if it means they can see and chew.

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I got dry socket in that molar hole, so it's been a little icky lately. The dentist I used said they didn't treat dry socket, there was no such thing. I"m here to tell you that 5 minutes online will teach you how to alleviate dry socket. Use clove oil, which WILL burn other parts of your mouth, sobe careful, or since mine wasn't UBER severe, use orajel or other tooth numbing stuff, and put it on a little moistened gauze ball and put it in the hole. it takes a few minutes, but the pain goes away. Painkillers don't work, forget those, just google dry socket treatment if your dentist doesn't keep up on such things and believes you can't treat that! ;) It's not completely gone, but it's much better, I just wish the hole would close so I can stop fretting about it!

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