Adam Needs Dental Work

$690 of $1,050 goal

Raised by 9 people in 19 months

Edit: Since I passed my initial conservative goal of $350 for just the extractions, (thank's Dick, Chan, Ken, and Michelle,) I've upped the goal to $1050 to hopefully also cover the cost of partial dentures as well.

Note: I didn't realize when I made the video that the minimum donation is $5, GoFundMe charges 2.9% + 30 cents for each donation, which would mean that if even you COULD donate $1, I would only get 67 cents from it, (which is probably why $5 is the minimum.)

I found myself googling how painful it is to pull your own teeth out, and plotting how I might go about doing so.

Hi my name is Adam, and I've never really had a smile I could be proud of. More than 15 years without consistent dental care has left be minus 4 teeth at the age of 29, soon to be minus 3 more.

I need help.

I need $154.95 to cover the cost of an Avia discount dental plan. With the Avia plan extractions will only cost $60. With the 3 extractions that I need, that brings the minimum cost to $334.95.  

I had a much loftier goal of $2000 when I started this campaign, and even that was a far cry short of the $8000 that the dentists quoted me. Since apparently chewing is a luxury, the least I can hope for is not to be in pain anymore. I've gone from about 6 ibuprofen a week, to 6-8 a day and occasionally sobbing in the corner.

Any amount that you can donate is greatly appreciated, and even if you can't afford to help, or feel your money is better spent helping someone else, please consider liking and sharing this campaign with others who may be willing and/or able to so. 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I will try my best to answer them.

Thank you :)

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I've had a grand total of 5 teeth pulled, six if you count the "freak tooth."

The freak tooth was actually a wisdom tooth and a superfluous 2nd molar which impacted each other and fused together. The tooth had 5 roots, 4 of which had merged into a single wing like mass running the length of the my jaw, with the 5th root jutting like a kickstand toward the back. They pulled the tooth fully intact, attached pic related. For additional angles of the tooth you can check out my instagram post here:

When they pulled the wisdom tooth they broke the tooth in front of it which I had a large filling in it. The tooth was more than half missing above the gum line and they couldn't get me back in to remove it for over a month after the initial visit in which it broke. During that month+ I had to be extremely careful what I ate and drank and HOW I ate and drank, because the tooth was extremely sensitive to anything even slightly hot or cold. But now that tooth has been removed and I don't need anymore pulled currently, but I am also now short about 10 out of 33 teeth.

Full transparency: I haven't yet had to spend any of the money I got from this campaign because I was able to get onto medicaid after my initial treatment plan fell through. I haven't spent the money however, I will need dentures made once my mouth fully heals since food constantly jabbing into my gums isn't fun, and even if I have medicaid then it will only cover so much of that. I'm going to shut off donations for this campaign if I can figure out how to do that. Thank you all for your assistance, even though I haven't quite needed it yet.
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I forgot to update you guys after the last tooth, but I had the back wisdom tooth removed about a week and a half ago. Today I had the front tooth removed. That makes 3 teeth in one month. While I initially had hoped to have all 3 teeth removed at the same time, in retrospect I'm glad that wasn't how it ended up working out.

I was kinda able to talk after the previous teeth were pulled, but I'm completely unable to speak due to a wad of gause in the front of my mouth and my lips being completely numb at the moment.

I go back next week to have a suture removed. This was the only tooth that required stitches, and it was only 1. I'll ask about partial dentures and how long I need to/should wait before getting them made. Given which teeth were removed, I might not need to wait 6 months.
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The pricing at Aspen Dental where I was planning on going to end up being very misleading and it turns out they're the sleazy mechanics of the dental industry.

I was able to get in to UHS dental clinic who encouraged me to apply for medicaid. I've since been approved for a UHC health plan, but will be covered under medicaid until that goes into effect.

Today I went in for an appointment and had one of the bad teeth removed. The right tooth on the bottom. They've scheduled me an appointment to have the wisdom tooth on the top left removed next Wednesday, and possibly the front tooth as well.

I'm also going to need to have the wisdom tooth on the bottom right removed at some point in the near future, which will be a more complicated extraction as the tooth will need to be sectioned.

I'm not sure how much everything I need done which actually end up costing me out of pocket, but anything that doesn't go towards the extractions will go towards the cost of partial dentures that I will inevitably require.
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$690 of $1,050 goal

Raised by 9 people in 19 months
Created May 5, 2017
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Nathan Efrat
18 months ago


Andrew Johnson
18 months ago

Good luck buddy. Fuck health care.

Bunty King
18 months ago

Here you go, my nigga. Hope this helps.

Jacob H
18 months ago

That's a bitch! Fly / walk to a country where dental is cheaper. I just had a wisdom tooth pulled in Taiwan for $270, and that was the expensive option. Don't get f**ked over by USA medical costs. $100 airfare could save you $1000 in dental

Dick Masterson
18 months ago

Congratulations. Now get those goddamn teeth pulled out of your head.

Ken McEwen
18 months ago

Hope this helps Adam, no one should be in pain like that, good luck!!!

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