I am making this page for a good friend of mine who is always generous with everything that she has, though that is not much. She has had severe tooth pain for a year now and has been taking Ibuprofen every day since November, which is extremely dangerous for her liver and only helps a little bit, but the pain is too severe for her to handle without it. Well, she finally found a low cost dentist who would give her an exam for cheap so she could find out everything that was wrong and get an estimate of the cost.
When she walked out of the
dentist's office with the verdict and the estimated cost, which was over
$4,000, she sobbed uncontrollably. She found out that she has two
severe infections, a root canal that is so extreme it will require small
gum surgery to remove some of her gums, four of her wisdom teeth need to
be extracted and one will require surgery to dig it out of the bone, she
needs six cavities filled, and she needs a deep cleaning that will
require them to numb her entire mouth because her pain levels are so
The total that she was given is over $4,000, and that does NOT include the medicine that she needs to cure the infection, the numbing, or the pain medication that she will need afterwards.
Rem works a minimum wage job and $4,000 is half of what she makes in a year. She has no health insurance and even low income and sliding scale dentists can not make her dental work affordable.
her smile you wouldn't think that anything is wrong. Knowing her and how
generous she is with everything that she has, you wouldn't believe that
she needs someone to take the time out to be generous to her. She
touches the lives of people who meet her, she truly does.
So please, please. Anything that you have, even if it is just a dollar, WILL make a difference! She is even applying for credit cards (although getting rejected due to not having enough credit history) and facing major debt because she cannot take the pain any longer.
ALL of the money raised will go directly to paying for these bills. She can post bills, receipts, and photos as she goes through the process of fixing her teeth.