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Hate to post this but I'm in need for a Crown

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by Xterra, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Xterra

    Xterra Nassau Grouper

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    Unfortunately I am currently unemployed since approx. 6 months. Therefore I have no medical insurance, nor can I afford it. However I do need a root canal and a crown. Been living with tooth pain for some time now and taking pain killers. The dentist is just so expensive, he's asking $1500 as a estimate. The X-Ray was already $100 out of my pocket :-( Thank you for all that could help me afford my dental work. Dan
    If you can and are able to please help Click here to support Dental Crown needed organized by Dan
     
  2. hammet

    hammet Manta Ray

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  3. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Lol...go to Costa Rica. You'll pay far less and get a vaca out of it.
     
  4. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Or Cozumel. I know at least one guy who waits until his annual dive trip to Cozumel to get dental work done.
     
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  5. ljpm

    ljpm Barracuda

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    He can't afford a crown and you guys are suggesting vacations. That's like telling a guy that needs new tires to buy a new truck because it comes with new tires.
     
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  6. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    No, it's more like telling the guy he can get tires for 10% of the price if he buys it in another country and brings it back. Except you don't have any import difficulties with a crown like you would for a truck.

    Except that's a bad analogy because of the price difference. A crown costs so much that it's still cheaper even including travel costs to get it done out of country. Tires, not so much.
     
  7. ljpm

    ljpm Barracuda

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    Maybe its just my distance from Mexico but a trip would cost me about twice his estimate for the crown. I can see that it would be cheaper if he lived substantially closer. I hadn't thought of it this way.
     
  8. jomcclain

    jomcclain Nassau Grouper

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    In many places there are sliding scale fees available for dental work. My daughter is going to get some done at such a place in the near future. Don't know what might be available in your area, but it could be worth investigating.
     
  9. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I have a friend who needed about $20k worth of dental work. He drives to Brownsville next week to have all of the root canals done, the gold crowns made, and installed. The damage will be about 1500. Way better than insurance.
     
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  10. ljpm

    ljpm Barracuda

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    Have you considered a dental school. A lot of dental schools will do the work very cheaply.
     
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