I looked into getting a smile makeover, but the price was through the roof. Is there a “poor man’s” smile makeover. Something that can really improve my smile, but won’t require me to sell my SUV to pay for it?
Mark A. – Philadelphia
Hah! Well there are a couple of options.
- You can get the smile makeover you want with a qualified cosmetic dentist that will allow you to pay it out. Some dentists have low or even no interest payment plans. Find the dentist you want and then talk to them about financing options. There are dentists that don’t advertise more affordable options, but are willing to work with you if you ask.
- There is a more affodable procedure that will make a huge difference on your smile. Teeth whitening can make your teeth look years younger.
Though it doesn’t sound like much, you’ll be amazed at the brilliance and youthful appearance you’ll take on from that one simple procedure.
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I have an infected wisdom tooth that really needs to be extracted, but I just don’t have the money. I’m worried the infection is spreading. I’ve now got pressure along my left cheek bone leading up to my eye. Should I see if my doctor would be willing to write me an antibiotic prescription without my coming in? My dentist won’t do it.
Brandon W.- Athens, GA
There is a reason your dentist won’t write you a prescription, but it sounds like he didn’t explain it to you. Antibiotics will not get rid of your infection. They will merely hold the infection temporarily, but it will continue and then will be more resistant to the medicine. The reason antibiotics don’t work is they cannot get to the source of the infection.
You need a dentist to do that. If you leave the infection, it will continue to spread. What will you do if it gets to your brain?
You’re in need of some affordable dental treatment. My recomendation to you is that you call around and explain your situation. You will probably find a dentist who is willing to work with you. Most dentists have payment plan options. Our office even has an in-office dental plan. This will allow you to pay the fee over time. Some are low and even no-interest plans.
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