Dental for Dave & Covid Relief

Hi, my teeth are a detriment to my overall physical and mental health. I have had bad teeth for as long as i can remember, as a young kid I had braces in the 3rd grade and then again as a 8th grader. In senior year playing basketball i fell and broke my two front teeth and chipped another. They were never properly repaired, i got temporary crowns on them but never ended up getting real crowns for the sake of money my family said, and the dentist said i was too young for crowns anyway(i was 17 and fully grown), but looking back that makes no sense.

At 24 my dental health was on the rise and i was having less issues while fixing as much as i could afford, unfortunately it started to catch up, and since 27 my dental health has been going far downhill, i started to feel hopeless about them and anxiety and depression seeped in, i felt nothing i could do would help so i stopped trying, i always look back and wish i would of acted then when fixing these problems were well...relatively fixable, depression can be cruel. After going to see a dentist when i was 28 (a tooth broke from something hard i ate at work, had to go get a crown) i ended up costing 2,000 dollars out of pocket, i do not and have never had dental or health insurance through my work (Cook), while i was there the dentist looked at my mouth and stated everything i needed to get done to "keep my real teeth" for the rest of my life, something i desperately want to achieve, at the time it was a total of 8 crowns and 2 root canals....This was 5 years ago now and i have never made enough to deal with any issues, these issues have got terribly worse. Now i can accurately estimate its closer to 14 crowns, an abscessed tooth and every tooth needs to be worked on with a full expectation of having to get a few implants. I haven't been to a dentist since because it scares the ever living hell out of me to know that my mouth is going to cost a big fraction of the cost of a house....i wish i had options but i don't know where to turn to or what to do.

This was all made worse by 2020, by September of 2019 i was living high on life, things were going great i had saved money to start taking care of these problems, and i met someone. I had made plans to quit my job and move to start a relationship, 5 days before moving her plans change...i guess, i never got a real answer as to why, problem is i had already made plans to quit my job and move so they hired someone else, i didn't know where to go or what to do, so i decided to spend the holidays and a few months with family on the other side of the country to re-align my mental state (unfortunately this just created more stress in the end) my car ended up having its last hurrah on the trip across country so i had to outright buy a "new" car, i couldn't finance it due to losing/not having my job anymore, everything was going wrong. By mid February i had only enough money to just get out of my families house, i could no longer think about helping my dental problems, but i was still optimistic that i would get out find a new job and start netting again to fix the problems.

March happens and corona virus hits, i couldn't find a job or a place to rent where i wanted to move, everything gets locked down, felt even more hopeless and that the tunnel of darkness will ever end, where i still sit. The last of my money started to hemorrhage. I tried to file unemployment, but i still haven't got a dime, struggle to ever get a hold of DoL or unemployment, i finally got back pay request forms 2 days ago for March through June...they are due October 30th despite getting them in the mail the 28th and yet again the phones are always busy and i cannot get through to ask questions i have, plus the person i originally talked to last week (first time getting through since applying in March) told me to call when i got the paper work. This is why i added covid relief to my title but my mental and physical health is mostly due to my dental state and if i can repair this i know i can relieve this crazy build up of stress and start to repair that mental health and then get my whole life back on track. This is a dark time and a very dark year. Its usually very hard for me to ask for help, but im desperately asking for help i need to get my life back on track.
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