Dental Coverage...Anything affordable out there?

By BeckyJ Latest Reply 2009-07-28 17:57:38 -0500
Started 2009-07-21 17:35:37 -0500

I searched through a couple of past discussions but was wondering if anyone knew of a affordable dental coverage. I have had some recent problems with my gums and need to see a dentist but do not have dental coverage. Is there a company that offers affordable coverage? I am on a severely restricted income so I am not able to afford the coverage my parents have. I spoke with the local dentist regarding payments and without insurance the first consulant visit alone is going to cost $100. Since I have gingivitis and am having bleeding in my gums I know that it will require a lot of work to fix everything wrong in there. If I can't get dental coverage I'm just going to have to pray they don't get any worse.

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apanda 2009-07-24 14:09:02 -0500 Report

Here is a site that offers dental discounts, vision care and eye care discounts as well. Although they don't pay as much as regular insurance you can get pretty nice discounts when you have no insurance. There are no forms to fill out. You just have to choose your dentist and check to see which of the plans he accepts. It's very reasonable too.

BeckyJ 2009-07-28 12:29:22 -0500 Report

Thank you Apanda. Prices look pretty reasonable for my area but it's still gonna cost a pretty penny for the work that I need done. Will have to think about it. The lowest plan is $114.95 and only covers a small portion of the root canals and extractions that I need. It's definately something to think about though. Much cheaper than the plan that Delta Dental was offering. Thank you for the link!

apanda 2009-07-28 17:57:38 -0500 Report

You're welcome. I know people that use them now and while they don't pay as much as regular dental insurance, it certainly is better than having nothing at all. I thought they seem to have really good prices too. Good Luck.

BeckyJ 2009-07-24 11:58:48 -0500 Report

I went that route. Because I am on temporary medical assistance through the state until my Disability is finalized they do not cover. It could be another 6 mos before I am receive Disability coverage and I was hoping to find something in the meantime. I guess I'll just have to wait. Thank you for your suggestion though.

kdroberts 2009-07-21 20:44:46 -0500 Report

Diabetes can have a devastating effect on teeth and gums so it really is essential that you take care of them. If you have health insurance it may be worth talking to them to see if they can do something through that, kind of a diabetic tooth examination deal.

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