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Question
Posted by: Problem Teeth | 2007/03/14

Q.

Teeth breaking! Need help!!

I am a 25 year old female in excellent health, i eat healthy and stay away from sugar......but my teeth seem to be so weak they break easily! My very back tooth at the top cracked in half some time ago but i dont have enough money to visit the dentist and have it fixed....now another tooth on the other side has cracked in half too! it happened while i was eating breakfast...i know i need to get it fixed asap before it starts getting worse, but what are my options if im not on medical aid and dont have thousands to spend on this? I think i need to have it capped.....the old tooth that broke i need to have completely removed as it is just a little point left. Please help! Is there such a thing as free dental care in SA?

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

You can visit the nearest state dental clinic to you. Contact your local clinic for one that is in your area. The charges are minimal to open a file at such a facility and if you are unemployed, it's free.

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