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free dental in arizona. I need help

debrathatmodel started this conversation

I need dental work bad. I'm a single mother of three, disabled, and in pain all the time. I have yet to find any dentist that will help me. Dental care is very important, and I have been to the emergency room a few time's because of infection's caused by my teeth, and I cannot get any help. Arizona has got to be the worst place to live when it comes to health and dental. If anyone has any ideas, please leave a comment.

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Irishmomaz
What part of AZ are you in. The dental college in the Phoenix area might have a free program for adults. The clinics in Tucson who claim sliding scale end up costing more or as much as any other dentist. I have to laugh at the dentists ads that say they are caring and have a desire to help people. It all goes out the window when they are greedy.
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Irishmomaz
Are there any here in Tucson? My daughter is a victim of bad dentistry over the years and most of her teeth are gone or broken off. She will need implants as it is hereditary bone loss/deterioration. It affected my Mother at the same age of early 30's, she was never able to wear dentures. I would appreciate a good dentist referral who does pro bono quality work. El Rio is as the other person stated - HACKS.
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Irishmomaz   in reply to Shev
AHCCCS does not cover any adult dental. Or in our case they never did.
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analaura   in reply to Poppyday13
How do I look...or where could I look it up for phz Az
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acrumb88
While I do not know of any immediate help, every December there are several organizations that offer free dental. The largest takes place at the Fair Grounds in Phoenix, AZ and lasts for two days. I would recommend arrive early on the first day, because I arrived on the second day and they were out of supplies. Volunteers and dental companies across the state donate their time, services, and supplies to donate approximately $1,500,000 worth of dental services. Here is the link with more information:

http://www.azmom.org/Abou...
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Bekka14   in reply to spottinappys
Lake Havasu City is evening worse and being in Mohave County there are no dental clinics out here at all! This totally sucks :(
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Mommy of 3 in TN   in reply to badarizonabad
Hello there is free dental in every state. Google free dental & your city & state.
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badarizonabad   in reply to sooki
If your a dentist please talk to me on here or over the phone. This seems to be the only option if you have not allot of money and daily hourly pain.
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badarizonabad   in reply to Jesie
I so know what your going through jesie. I'm going through the same stuff daily. Can't eat good steak or corn on the Cobb or even off the Cobb for that matter. It's getting to hurt daily and no one can help us and it's crazy. Gums and teeth health are precursors to heart disease and cancer and so many other health problems. Probably shaves years off or lives for each week that goes by. I wish they would come to the 21st century where periodontal disease is transferable by mouth and kills you slowly. This is crazy. I wish that someone would fix this and not all people with bad teeth do drugs or had done drugs to get this way. Its such a big kick in the face unless you play hockey but even in comparison pro sports athletes in hockey are paid way less than similar rosters in other sports like basketball or football.
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Jesie
Hi! My name is Jessica I'm 30 years old I'm a mother of 4 beautiful kids..I know theirs a lot of us suffering from dental problems, I've never had dental work done only as a child, my teeth are decaying my gums bleed a lot and I hurt I can't eat anymore like I use to it hurts when I eat I have really bad teeth at the bottom my kids tell me mommy you need help so u can enjoy your food like you use to. its embarrassing to smile my family wish they can help me but they have their own problems... it's just time for me to ask for help I can't take it anymore. to much pain losse tooths low selfsteam someone please help me I really need the help please!..
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MsLonesome   in reply to Barbara K.
I am also desperately in need of dental work and am in pain. I live in Scottsdale. I did go to a dental school years back which offered discounted dental work,but can't remember the name of it. Can u offer me any help/information? Thank you.
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Poppyday13   in reply to bluebutterflygrl
FREE DENTAL CARE - SEE IF THEY ARE IN YOUR AREA.
Mission of Mercy events across America have been providing free dental services for the underserved since 2000.Each year, more state organizations are formed and join the effort to make a difference.
Mission of Mercy events have helped over 135,000 patients and provided nearly 76 million dollars in free services since 2000.
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bluebutterflygrl   in reply to Barbara K.
Hi Barbara, my name is Andi I am actually looking for help for my boyfriend, he is in need of extensive dental surgery and then if possible implants or dentures the problem being that he can't afford any of it, he is incredibly hard working and just such a great guy and he is so self conscious about his teeth I just really would love to find him some help. Does your office provide that or do you know of someone I can contact . I appreciate any info you can give me. Thank you.
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sooki   in reply to michellehowardt
michelle the only thing i can provide is some pain killers
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J*   in reply to Shev
AHCCCS no longer covers ANY dental for adults :(
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desertmoonmom   in reply to Barbara K.
Dear Barbara,

I am a Surprise, Arizona resident. I suffer from TMJ and all my molars are fractured. I have previously had parathyroid cancer, was in a car accident two weeks ago. While having a CT scan performed, additional nodules on my thyroid were discovered. Long story short, my teeth are causing me immense pain. I am a single parent raising a special needs child by myself. How can I find out if your dentist's office would be willing to treat me? I am in extreme discomfort. I will send this on, in hopes that you might have some suggestion I might follow. Thanks in advance for your reply.

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jtmiller   in reply to jtmiller
Jtmiller1@live.com
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jtmiller   in reply to Barbara K.
Hi Barbara, I am on disability and need either a tooth extraction or at least the tooth/gum drained. I have antibiotics but that is only temp help. When is your annual we serve day? Or do you have any ideas, I don't have insurance and this really hurts. Thank you, John miller
Jtmiller1@live.com or 925-324-7066
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michellehowardt   in reply to Barbara K.
PLEASE HELP ME MY NAME IS MICHELLE HOWARD AND MY HUSBANDS NAME IS STEPHEN HOWARD AND HE IS IN AND HAS BEEN IN SO MUCH PAIN FOR MONTHS NOW, WE APIPA AND THAT IS IT WE HAVE NOT EVEN .35 TO OUR NAME RIGHT NOW CAUSE WE BOTH GOT LAID OFF FROM OUR JOBS BARBRA PLEASE I FOUND YOUR EMAIL ON HELP FREE FOR FREE DENTAL IN AZ PLEASE IM BEGGING SOMEONE TO HELP ASPEN DENTAL MESSED UP HIS MOUTH REALLY BADLY HE JUST NEEDS HELP MY GOD PLEASE I JUST NEED ONE PERSON WHO CARES HERE IN ARIZONA THAT UNDERSTANDS WHEN PEOPLE HAVE MONEY PROBLEM AND DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY AT ALL PLEASE I'M BEGGING YOU PLEASE HELP ME, IM VERY DESPERATE I'M TRYING TO SAVE MY HUSBANDS LIFE THAT'S ALL I WANT TO DO PLEASE IF THERE REALLY IS A GOD THEN HE WILL GET THE HELP THAT HE DESERVES BECAUSE NO ONE IN THIS WORLD DESERVES TO BE IN THIS MUCH PAIN AND LOOSE WEIGHT BECAUSE YOU CAN'T EAT YOU CAN'T DRINK AND YOU CAN'T SLEEP AND ALL YOU DO IS CRY BECAUSE THAT IS THE ONLY THING LEFT TO DO BECAUSE IT HURTS THAT BAD PLEASE HELP ME OK MY HUSBAND SAYS THAT HE WOULD RATHER DIE THEN KEEP GOING THROUGH THIS KINDA PAIN EVERYDAY FOR THE LAST FOUR MONTHS PLEASE HELP US
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cywish   in reply to Barbara K.
Hi Barbara, Here's my situation. I have been taking medications that have destroyed my once pretty smile. I went to a Dentist in Tucson where I paid $400 + for Dentures, temporaries that have been made. In the middle of the process learned I needed to pay $1800.00 to have my remaining teeth extracted. We almost lost our home during the entire mess, filed Bankruptcy and I now sit with temp. Dentures at the office, no way to pay to have my teeth extracted. Saving our home took priority. Is there anything you can do to help me get this done. I have little if any money to finish my teeth? Thanks so much for responding.
Carol
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