Woman uses Super Glue on teeth

With a decay in markets and the economy, health experts are worried about another kind of decay: people cutting back on dental work because they don't have the money. Full Story

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#21 Mar 5, 2009
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>The other 3 people probably have Medicare too. Or other insurance that isn't going to pay the full cost either. It's "Usual and Customary" now, which is basically just what the insurance company decides they are going to pay for the visit or procedure.
I have BCBS and Delta Dental. Whatever is not covered per average charge I pay. I pay Dr. visit cost. Glad I have something. Years ago NO co pay at all.
Trash man

Lansing, MI

#22 Mar 5, 2009
Was she from Cedar Springs? I guess not, cause the article would have to be changed to "Woman uses super glue on toof" not teeth.
sna

Zeeland, MI

#23 Mar 5, 2009
Anyone remember that guy they had on Leno years ago, that made himself some new teeth by using little rocks he found on the ground? Now, there was someone doing something for himself. They actually looked pretty good too.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#24 Mar 5, 2009
RON wrote:
Not as crazy as you may think. Super glue was invented during the Vietnam war as a quick skin bonder. It was sprayed on the wound to seal it untill you could catch a copter to the aid station.
<quoted text>
Am I being gullible? Is there truth to that? How would they get the stuff off the skin?

“Mask Carving by Eric Schweig”

Since: Aug 08

Wayland

#25 Mar 5, 2009
I've used crazy glue MANY times to seal paper cuts or other cuts while working. Bandaids just don't stay on, especially with cuts in the finger and joint areas while working with many tools. If you work with your fingertips a lot where you're skin splits by the nail from dryness, crazy glue works great to seal that.The glue seals the area, but let it dry before you touch anything...lol. It wears off or can be peeled off later, as long as you aren't trying to seal two things together. Yes, I know keeping lotion on those areas helps prevent that, but working with some materials such as poly; lotion is NOT an option because you lose the grip. So, I imagine that spraying it over wounds during the war would protect the wound temporarily.
DJL

Grand Rapids, MI

#26 Mar 5, 2009
Hurley35 wrote:
I understand that this is actually quite common in England, where everyone theoretically does have dental coverage through their national health care plan. The reason is not a lack of coverage but a lack of dentists. England is apparently suffering from a shortage of dentists due to the very low compensation rates under the national health plan (similar to many Doctors in the US who won't take Medicaid or Medicare because of the low reimbursement rates).
On the practical side... Like other have said here... Brush your teeth!
Hurley, you and I finally agree on something.:)
Socialized medicine will totally destroy the health care program in the United States.
There are a lot of people that don't have ANY dental insurance, and they get their teeth taken care of. If need be, you work out some kind of payment plan.
But noooooooooooooo, people think the government should take care of all our problems.

GET A LIFE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Oct 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#27 Mar 5, 2009
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>Am I being gullible? Is there truth to that? How would they get the stuff off the skin?
There is a super glue remover for dummies like me that glue their finger together when using that stuff ... I always have the remover on hand or I don't use the glue ...
DJL

Grand Rapids, MI

#28 Mar 5, 2009
uh oh wrote:
Doctors and dentists should make a good living but not a killing.
So now you want to determine how much Dr. and Dentist should make.
Maybe we all think you make too much. So does that give us the right to change your pay scale?
When you have to rely on a Dr. to "save" your life, you won't think he/she is paid too much then, will you?
Bair

Lansing, MI

#29 Mar 5, 2009
Years ago when I had no coverage I went to a dentist who *insisted* I needed (as in vital, my teeth would fall out and die without this sort of vital) about $12,000 total dental work over a period of 4 months. He graciously agreed to accept monthly payments of $250/mo until I paid it off. About 8 years later I discovered from another dentist (friend of a friend) that most of that work was only cosmetic and not vital. I'd already decided to stop going to that peticular dentist (couldn't afford it after that initial $12,000), and for the most part don't trust any dentist any farther than I have to (if my tooth hurts, do enough to make it stop hurting). Kudos to the peeps using superglue, wish I'd have thought of something so ingenious.

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#30 Mar 5, 2009
DJL wrote:
<quoted text>
Hurley, you and I finally agree on something.:)
Socialized medicine will totally destroy the health care program in the United States.
There are a lot of people that don't have ANY dental insurance, and they get their teeth taken care of. If need be, you work out some kind of payment plan.
But noooooooooooooo, people think the government should take care of all our problems.
GET A LIFE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!
Just personally I can't think of ANYONE, that is close friend or relative who has Dental insurance. I don't. It's just too expensive. I just pay out-of-pocket. I think Little-me said it earlier... Brush your teeth!
Bob

New York, NY

#31 Mar 5, 2009
RON wrote:
Not as crazy as you may think. Super glue was invented during the Vietnam war as a quick skin bonder. It was sprayed on the wound to seal it untill you could catch a copter to the aid station.
<quoted text>
True story. It is approved for civilian medical use.

“So what!!”

Since: Apr 08

Lakeview, Mi.

#32 Mar 5, 2009
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>Just personally I can't think of ANYONE, that is close friend or relative who has Dental insurance. I don't. It's just too expensive. I just pay out-of-pocket. I think Little-me said it earlier... Brush your teeth!
No brushie, brushie means bad teeth. Root canal...$650.00....tooth brush..$2.00....toothpaste...$ 2.00....do the math. But you might get a few vicadin. LOL
WilsonWhyatt Muskegon MI

York, PA

#33 Mar 5, 2009
Dont feel you are the only one, I have a crown that was put on by my dentist that covers the side that shows out but the other side isnt covered. my medical Dr. said to get him to fix it correctly because of all the infections that it is causing and the large growth that is happening from it being done incorrectly well he said for 1500.00 to 2000.00 he would cash upfront well guess what the infection are continuing and the hard mass that I have is getting larger.
Businessminded

Holland, MI

#34 Mar 5, 2009
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have all the answers but I do know something has to change. My heart and conscience tells me that it is wrong that so many people in this country don't have access to Dental or Health insurance. But my logical side tells me that putting in the hands of the Federal Government just isn't going to work. When my mother goes to see her doctor the bill is $175.00. Because she had Medicare, the Doctor recieves something like $57.00 compensation and that's all he is allowed to get. He cannot bill my parent's for the balance. Out of that 57 bucks he has to pay his nurses, receptionists, the lease or mortgage on his building, his medical equipment, records keeping etc. etc. I don't know how he can even afford to let my mother walk in the door. If there is no financial incentive for someone to tackle 9 years of college and usually a $100,000.00 or more in student loans to become a doctor, those people are just going to go into other fields where they are compensated more for their work and we will be left with a chronic shortage of doctors (and/or Dentists, the same principles apply).
You've hit the nail on the head. The gov't can't 'buy' us out of this because they aren't capable of being 'efficient'. Leaving it to insurance companies isn't the answer either. My dad was self-employed but he managed to get ALL of us kids to the dentist and Dr whenever we needed. When you factor in what folks pay for "Insurance" and know that insurance companies ARE making a profit you have to realize that the best thing we can all do for ourselves is become financially independent and "Self-insure" ourselves and invest in the Major Medical help. Unfortunately, saying that and getting us there are not so easy and I totally agree with you that people should not have to go without. But how do you seperate people that deserve help from those who were just 'stupid' with their money like some of the lottery winners. I don't feel so compelled to help people like that.
Businessminded

Holland, MI

#35 Mar 5, 2009
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>Am I being gullible? Is there truth to that? How would they get the stuff off the skin?
Kind of amazing we haven't heard of a lawsuit about something like that.....lol
Businessminded

Holland, MI

#36 Mar 5, 2009
I think the answer is turn the "Insurance Industry" upside down. Generally speaking I do not favor gov't interpherence and 'regulation'. However, I believe their are 2 things that the gov't could do that would help assist many with insurance problems.

#1. Make ALL medical & Dental work tax deductible. Encourage the 'preventative' care and that will ultimately assist with medical care that is the result of neglect.

#2. Make insurance companies more like credit unions. Serving the customer - not-for-profit OR a regulated capped profit. We have our Auto insurance through a company that works like that. They 'refund' customers money if they meet or exceed their claims goals. Now there is an idea, people get 'refunded' premiums if claims are reasonable. Current methods their is no incentive for insured people to NOT USE their insurance and EVERY reason for Insurance companies to try to deny claims or proceedures. It's not working. Like John Stossel says "If people bought insurance for groceries they'd buy all the food they could get."
TripleH

San Francisco, CA

#37 Mar 5, 2009
What wrote:
Don't blame this on the economy. The rot on her teeth has not just appeared this year. She has had this problem for some time. I have a number of crowns and a implanted tooth, quite expensive but paid for over time. I beleive she is looking for a handout.
I agree!

“Just trying to make it”

Since: May 08

Dadeville, AL

#38 Mar 5, 2009
I know it seems like a practical approach, but there are free clinics (or almost free) to get teeth cleaned and fixed. They go by income and most times you can pay in installments. The only downside is the waiting list.

I'm sure if anyone looked into it, they could find one near their community.
claude bawls

Holland, MI

#39 Mar 5, 2009
Michele wrote:
Noone should have to use Super Glue in their mouth! That is highly toxic! Does anyone REALIZE what this will do to her?! Does anyone CARE?!
....can't be too friggin toxic there smarty pants, it has all sorts of medical uses.

To answer your second question, not really, the chick probably has meth mouth.
claude bawls

Holland, MI

#40 Mar 5, 2009
Hurley35 wrote:
I understand that this is actually quite common in England, where everyone theoretically does have dental coverage through their national health care plan. The reason is not a lack of coverage but a lack of dentists. England is apparently suffering from a shortage of dentists
England is suffering from a lack of teeth in general, them folks have some nasty grills for sure

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