February 26, 2024 at 6:42 am

Woman Tries To Get Her Teeth Fixed But Is Surprised By How Costly It Is Even With Dental Insurance. – ‘Am I supposed to keep suffering with broken teeth?’

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: TikTok/@lifewithnjandmama

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…healthcare in the U.S. is, by and large, pretty awful.

And that includes dental care, too.

A woman shared a video on TikTok and talked about the frustrating experience she had when she got a bill for a tooth repair despite paying $500 per month in dental insurance.

She told viewers, “I pay $500/month for health insurance. I was just quoted $1,900 at the dentist.”

Source: TikTok/@lifewithnjandmama

She said she wanted to get dental work done on a molar and a wisdom tooth when she got the bad news about how much the repairs would cost her.

She added that she told the people at the dentist’s office she couldn’t do it because it was too expensive.

Source: TikTok/@lifewithnjandmama

She asked, “I’m supposed to make a split-second decision on whether or not I can afford, right now, to pay $1,900 for two teeth?”

And then she added, “Am I supposed to keep suffering with broken teeth?”

She also said that she lives in California and even though she makes good money, the cost of living is very high and that’s why she couldn’t afford to have her teeth taken care of.

Source: TikTok/@lifewithnjandmama

Take a look at the video.


What is the point of paying for health insurance is one tooth still costs 2 grand unless I want to get it pulled??? #healthinsurance #insurance #singlemom #momtok #healthcare #fyp

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Here’s how people reacted.

This person asked a GREAT question.

Source: TikTok/@lifewithnjandmama

Another viewer summed it up perfectly.

Source: TikTok/@lifewithnjandmama

And this TikTok user said people need to fight harder for better coverage.

Source: TikTok/@lifewithnjandmama

So ridiculous…

It seems like that’s just the way things go in the U.S.

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