A Personal Story: I’d Like to Save Them – Patricia, Charlestown

Patricia, a 53-year old resident of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is disabled and lives on a fixed income. She had an accident in early 2011 that has necessitated major dental work which she can’t afford. In addition to breaking a tooth, she needs to address issues on other molars. Medicaid has offered to pull the broken tooth – they won’t cover caps or other work. But Patricia only has two molars left in her mouth.

She said “I’d like to save them, not lose them. If I have to keep pulling them out, eventually I’ll end up with dentures, which are also expensive and are not covered. They’ll pull them all out for you, but they won’t replace them!”

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