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North Terre Haute, Indiana
A 22-year-old female asked:

i have a broken tooth and hurts really bad and tylenol (acetaminophen) isnt helping. and can't sleep at night. i have no insurance and was wondering what i should do?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Broken tooth: This needs to be treated by a dentist asap or it will get worse. If finances are a problem, see if there is a clinic or dental school near you. Or check with your dentist about working with care credit.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
Call dentist: The first thing you need to find out is what is causing the pain and what can be done to eliminate the pain. When you see a dentist, tell him you have no insurance and we usually work with you to have necessary treatment and/or referral to a dentist who can treat you. Until you see dentist, you can buy temporary filling material from the drug store to put in the broken tooth.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Call dental society: In many areas, free dental clinics are available for low-income people. Call your local dental society for more information.

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