Cost of Dental Emergencies
Understanding the Price of Urgent Dental Care
Are you debating whether you really need treatment for your dental emergency because you’re worried about the possibility of having to spend a lot of money? While this usually isn’t your first thought when your tooth suddenly hurts, breaks, or gets knocked out, you’re likely to consider the cost of urgent dental care when deciding whether you require treatment right away. At Premier Care Dental, we never want cost to deter a patient from getting the treatment they need. On this page, we’ve included information about which factors contribute to the cost of treating your dental emergency, as well as some of your options for making your care fit into your budget.
What Factors Influence the Cost of Your Dental Emergency?
Although there are many variables that can impact the price of your treatment, it’s safe to assume it will cost more than your routine checkup and cleaning. Some of the factors to consider are:
- Whether you have dental insurance, which can significantly lower your out-of-pocket costs
- The location of the dental office
- The type of restorative treatment that will be required to heal your smile
Your Financial Options
At Premier Care Dental, we not only accept the vast majority of dental insurance plans, but we can handle the claims process on your behalf. Dealing with a dental emergency is stressful enough already, so we’ll save you the inconvenience of filling out insurance paperwork, letting you sit back and enjoy the savings we find.
If you’re uninsured, or you need help paying for your care even after maximizing your available benefits, we can help you apply for a loan through CareCredit. Our practice has worked with this third-party financing company for years now. Countless patients have used this system’s low-to-no interest payment plan to fund their dental care without breaking the bank.
Lastly, we offer an in-house savings plan as an alternative to traditional dental insurance. For a flat annual fee, you can get discounts on most of our available services, including one FREE emergency exam a year. Regular preventive visits are also free with this plan, which can help prevent dental emergencies from arising in the first place!
The Importance of Seeking Prompt Treatment
Since it’s impossible to provide a cost estimate for your dental emergency without first examining your mouth, you should see us as soon as you can after the emergency strikes. While some medical conditions improve over time, dental issues typically worsen, resulting in the need for more expensive, invasive, and time-consuming treatment in the future. Getting immediate treatment minimizes your overall cost and benefits your smile as well as your wallet.
If you have any further questions, or you’re currently experiencing a dental emergency, please contact our office right away. Our team is ready to help!