It is safe to assume that you or someone you know will suffer a dental emergency at some point in life. Having a dental emergency treated is a lot easier if you have dental insurance. However, what if you experience a dental emergency and you do not have insurance? Can you still have your dental emergency addressed?
The answer is yes, although it is often more complex than that. Dental care without insurance can be expensive, so it is important to know what options are available. It is also important to know what is considered a dental emergency and what is not.
Options for emergency dental care without dental insurance:
- Payment plans (most dental practices offer low-interest financing)
- Dental schools
- Free or government-subsidized dental care clinics
What counts as a dental emergency:
- Excessive bleeding
- A loose or knocked out an adult tooth
- Unmanageable pain
- An abscess
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Floss daily
- Wear a sports mouthguard when participating in sports
- Don’t smoke or vape
- Don’t use your teeth as a tool
- Avoid acidic or sugary foods and beverages
- Don’t delay care or a consultation if you begin to feel symptoms
If you do have dental insurance, make sure you understand what your plan covers. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, our team is experienced with working with dental insurance providers. However, it’s the patient’s responsibility to understand their benefits before seeking treatment.
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