HI, C_peggy 3 42 yr old, I pray U get the help needed from thepersone who volunteered. I am 68yrs, no dentla, on SS benefits of $814. a month. Luckily a couple of months ago I found out i qualified for food stamps ( about $35 a week, not much, but more that i had b4). I also had to give up my car a couple of yrs ago because I could no longer afford to keep it it was a 1990, get old and needed repairs, It stinks living this way.l Just got both of my hip totally replaced at the same time March 8, 2012, still waiting for my balance to come back and muscle strength, takes up to 12-18 months to get back to normal.
I have bearly enuff to live on after paying for phone, internet, storage ( I am going thru my storage next month and just going to throw a lot of things away and go to a much smaller unit, am paying 181.00 a month..insane).
I have 3 broken teeth, and really bad caviaties in most of my teeth, have not been to adentist since aourn 1996..just no money to do so. What I am doing is taking Vitamin C powder ( ascorbic acid) and L-lysine powder ( up to 1 level teaspoon a day) it fights off infections and helps to build the bone and blood vessels..just started taking it out of desperation.
Also am brushing my teeth with soap and 1-2 drops of Oregano oil, it has a strong taste, I scrub my teeth for about 1-3 minuets and my tongue than rinse. Doing this stopped really BAD pain in a tooth that has to be eventually extracted..So this is how I live my life staying away from the infection and more decay.
I need several root canals, some extractions and broken teeth repaired..no way to pay for it..I pray the broken teeth just stay and do not break anymore.
I am starting a juice feast ( drinking only juices ..veggies and fruit..that I make with my juicer. I am staying on all raw/whole live uncooked fruits and veggies, loads of greens ) to keep my health as perfect as I can, lose 50#'s, & pray this will help my teeth, and my healing process for my hips and legs..and just pray I can find a dentist who will not want to rip all my teeth out..and maybe I can find a job, where I can take use my bicycle, one I get my balance back.
I never thought in a million yrs taht I would b in such a crappy position.
By the way medicaid and Managed Care programs in Illinois stopped ALL dental care EXCEPT Emergency extractions....They just started this August 1st/2012 good old government.. I bet they have good dental care till they die....using our tax dollars.
Anyway I do not know the answetr except check your county health department and the suggestions by the writer of this colume. I love U all and pray for all of us...