No insurance really svcks. Having no insurance with several mouth issues.....is on a whole other level. Been having issues for a while. Got the infected molar/jaw cared for via ER.....if you want to call it that. Did get really strong antibiotics, but got squat for pain medications. And got treated like a drug addict/drug seeker because my mouth/teeth are a mess (seriously) from having no insurance for so long. Yes addicted tend to have teeth that are in horrible shape.......but guess what? People with teeth in horrible shape are NOT all addicts. Poor people with no insurance haven't got much of a chance to see a dentist.....not unless they don't want to eat, make a house payment, or pay their utilities. So they don't go. And because they don't go, their mouths go to hades. Called all over 3 counties. Dentists want nothing to do with you if you have no insurance. Did not matter that the 1st time around I had the money to pay for the services. This time I don't........I made that house payment, bought us some groceries. The money for the dentist is gone. At graduation.....the night before.......I lost the cap to my front tooth. Nichole hunted and hunted and found an ER dentist......she left out the part about no insurance. All I wanted was the thing capped so I could graduate without a gaping hole in the front of my mouth. Dentist is a great guy. Really he is. But there really was no fixing it without causing more issues. So I graduated with a big gaping hole in my mouth. BUT dentist swore he'd work with me, there would be a payment plan made up I could afford to get my teeth taken care of to get me out of pain permanently. And he was really good about finding the least expensive way to treat me. (which means nearly every tooth pulled and partial instead of full plates as it's many hundreds cheaper) I was thrilled at the thought of eventually being pain free and being able to eat normally again. We set up the appointments. I was to contact his billing person as she was out sick that day. Billing person said they never do payment plans. I explained to her that I'm fresh out of school and unemployed and that husband only gets his social security.....which all goes to bills and eating. No insurance, I have to attempt to pay for this myself. She responded with Oh they have a Low Interest Credit Card for just this type of thing they have pts apply for ..........And I laughed at her. I said Lady I'm F--ing POOR, I don't HAVE credit. I don't HAVE an income other than husband's social security and credit card co's would look at that and LAUGH! YOU IDIOT! And I also told her the dentist himself promised me an affordable payment plan that would work within my budget knowing full well I was unemployed and not even knowing husband existed as he never asked!! WTH?? Oh yeah lady........I can pull more than 2000.00 out my fanny for dental work, that's why my teeth look like this in the 1st place. OMG how utterly stupid can someone be?? So I cancelled the following appointment. Because as I said.......there was food to buy and a house payment to make. And my mouth was not hurting so was no longer an emergency. Well a couple of days ago the kids through me a grad party. Stupid me without thinking ate a dorito chip. Evidently a piece of that nice corn chip lodged between teeth where the jaw tooth hurt before. Within a day I was back in agony. Last night I was writhing literally. I did finally managed to swish the piece of food out......but now the tooth is all inflammed and throbbing. Not as horrendous today as it was last night, thank God. So once again I'm ODing on extra strength tylenol just in hopes of taking the edge off. Going to ER is a joke as I won't get a real pain medication and it's not infected so don't need an antibiotic, just need something to get me through the pain until the inflammation goes away and the nerve settles down again. husband has been sent to by ibuprofen. I've as yet to ever keep it in my stomach long enough to work but am desperate enough to try again. I can't get taking huge amts of extra strength tylenol. And at least I know the script strength of ibuprofen. So hopefully since it's both anti inflammatory and a pain aide it will at least help. I am NOT for the govt health care plan in any form. But in my opinion it is stupid for any doctor/dentist to refuse treatment of a patient simply because they don't have insurance. Not having insurance doesn't mean they don't plan to pay........even if it will take them a long time to do so.