When you face a dental emergency, the foremost thing on your mind may be how you can make the pain stop. The second thing on your mind might be money. How much will it cost to treat your problem? Some people hesitate to seek out the care they need due to concerns over the cost of emergency dental treatment. But visiting a dentist is worth the price! On this page, we will discuss why that is so and what factors may influence how much your emergency dental treatment might cost.
The biggest factor that will affect the cost of your dental emergency is the nature of your oral health problem. Some issues, such as a minor infection or a small cavity, can be addressed with a simple treatment or a prescription. Other problems, such as multiple broken teeth or a severe infection, might require a more extensive procedure.
When you visit us for your emergency appointment, we will quickly assess the situation and provide you with a candid estimate on how much treatment will cost. If there are multiple treatments that might be able to help you, we will explain the pros, cons, and price of each one so you can make a well-informed decision about how to proceed.
You should never let concerns about the cost of care hold you back from seeking treatment. Teeth are not capable of healing themselves, so trying to postpone your dental visit will only give your problem an opportunity to get worse and cause you more pain. Plus, the worse a dental problem is, the more it will cost to treat.
Bear in mind as well that dental insurance companies usually cover minor procedures at a higher rate than major procedures. Therefore, if you allow a dental problem to worsen, you could actually end up increasing your insurance co-pay percentage.
Most dental insurance plans do cover some types of emergency dental treatment. You will have to check the details of your policy to find out how it applies to the various services that are often used to address dental emergencies. Our team will be happy to help you file claims and navigate your coverage.
If your insurance will not cover treatment for your dental emergency, or it will only cover a portion of its cost, you may be eligible for low-interest financing. We accept CareCredit, which offers low- to no-interest payment plans for dental and medical expenses.
Would you like to learn more about the cost of emergency dental care or our office’s financial policies? Reach out to us today, and a member of our friendly team will be pleased to assist you.