Anonymous, February 27, 2023 - 11:11 pm
I am 21 weeks pregnant with my 8th child and I began experiencing terrible tooth pain about two weeks ago. My ob/gyn told me I needed to get to the dentist asap because a dental issue can result in an infection which can get into the bloodstream and affect the baby. I went for the first time in 13 years and the filling I got years ago got a cavity under it and the cavity was so severe it reached the nerve and the only options are extraction or a root canal. However I only have Medicaid which only covers extraction. And extraction can only be done with me awake with local anesthesia because I am pregnant which is a worst nightmare for someone with anxiety with dentists like me. A friend of a friend who does root canals offered to do a root canal for half the cost of the normal cost of 1600 which is a huge blessing and we can handle that but unfortunately that doesn’t cover the crown for the tooth and with the added cost of 1000-1500 for a crown saving the tooth is unaffordable. I have to do something quickly because I can’t risk the tooth turning into infection and hurting my baby. So I have to figure this out within the next two weeks. Please pray God provides the money we need for me to be able to save my back left molar( I am already missing a molar on the right side). Pray that either God would put me into contact with someone who could do the crown for significantly less or that God would provide the finances we need for me to be able to save my tooth. And quickly enough that the baby is unharmed by this dental issue.