Age, gum disease, a family background of tooth damage and tooth loss: all these can combine to leave you trapped with serious health challenges arising out of problems with your dental condition, but no way to pay. So what are your dental care options?
Dental Health Insurance
Other Options for the Uninsured
If you are in doubt what you are eligible to obtain call your dentist first: in many instances your dentist will have the most direct experience with the funding methods open to his clients. It is just sensible to recognize that your dentist deals with issues of patient funding many times daily, as does his staff, where any other worker, public or private, is unlikely to accumulate the same focused body of knowledge. However be prepared to look further on your own once your dentist has provided his best advice.
Finding alternative methods of caring for your dental health even if you are medically uninsured is challenging, but not impossible. Plan ahead, get advice, look into state, federal, and other resources, and know that caring for yourself is vital.