Need Dentist - No Insurance, On Unemp...

Need Dentist - No Insurance, On Unemployment

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Trying to Help

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Sep 27, 2009
I have a friend who doesn't have dental insurance and is on a fixed income (unemployment). He can't afford to pay full-price, and he has no family here to take him to the West Memphis dental school. His whole mouth is infected and he can't hardly eat. If he goes to the ER they will just tell him to go to a dentist. Can someone PLEASE recommend a place in Jonesboro that does LOW cost dentistry?? Please???
justsaying

Lake City, AR

#2 Sep 27, 2009
you mite have to just call around, but if i were you i would take him to the ER because an infection in the gums is serious and can go to the brain and/or get in the bloodstream. there was a 12 year little boy in chicago who died because of lack of dental treatment. even though i have dental insurance, i still can't afford what insurance doesn't pay and most dentists won't work on you until you pay in advance. i work in a surgeon's office and we wouldn't turn anyone away that couldn't pay in advance but a dentist sure as hell will = even if you are in pain.
justsaying

Lake City, AR

#3 Sep 27, 2009
try dr. thad brown....he used to do a free saturday clinic every now and again on a first come first serve basis but i'm not sure if he still does or not. good luck.
Trying to Help

Jonesboro, AR

#4 Sep 27, 2009
thanks for the tip! I don't know if this guy will last until next saturday tho. I'm just going to tell him he needs to go to the ER I guess. At least they can give him meds to stop the infection.
justsaying

Lake City, AR

#5 Sep 27, 2009
yes, that's exactly what i would do. maybe the doctor at the hospital mite have some suggestions about what to do. dentists have to take ER call just like other doctors, so maybe they can call one to come in and see him.
guest

Little Rock, AR

#6 Sep 27, 2009
I would also like to know if there is some where to go that is for low income people , I have a cavity but can't afford to pay a fortune .
jonesboro girl

Russellville, AR

#7 Sep 27, 2009
Try the Jonesboro Church Health Clinic (I think it's on Main Street). Years ago when my husband and I didn't have health or dental insurance, they hooked us up with a dentist and gave us medical care until we got back on our feet. It's for low income people and the charge used to be based on income. Thank God we are now insured, but The Jonesboro Church Health Clinic was a blessing to us at that time.
sassy girl

Little Rock, AR

#8 Sep 30, 2009
the church health clinic will only pull teeth , not fix them and you must be a patient there
capt obvious

Saint Albans, WV

#9 Sep 30, 2009
The East Arkansas family health clinic in Lepanto and West Memphis has a clinic for low income people. They do other things besides pull teeth like fillings and cleanings.
know it all

Russellville, AR

#10 Sep 30, 2009
i would recommend the lepanto clinic. they charge you, or dont charge you, according to your income.
paragould

Little Rock, AR

#11 Sep 30, 2009
know it all wrote:
i would recommend the lepanto clinic. they charge you, or dont charge you, according to your income.
Does anyone know the exact name of the lepanto clinic, so I can find a number for them

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