If your dental treatment is not an emergency, you might be able to save money by taking some time to shop around for cheaper alternatives. You can get a quote from a different dentist and see if their services are less expensive. If there’s a dental school nearby, it might offer dental clinics where dental students provide care under close supervision of experienced dentists. These clinics can often offer care at significant savings.
If you're experiencing financial hardship and would like to speak to someone for free financial counselling, you can call the Financial Counsellors hotline on 1800 007 007. It is open from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. When comparing short term loans, ensure you take into consideration any fees, charges and rates you may be charged. It's important to weigh up all your options before applying for any form of credit.