- Know that it's important to take care of it now, not later. If you wait, things can get worse, infections can spread, and treatment can become even more costly.
- Contact a local dental health school, which will often offer treatments at a large discount. Or contact a local free clinic or an emergency room with a dentist on staff.
- Ask your dentist if he or she offers a payment plan. Many dental offices do this.
- Look into applying for a health credit card. Some of my patients have them in case of emergencies. The card is something you would need to apply for in advance of the emergency.
Know that you are worth the best health care possible.