Will I have to pay for my emergency dental treatment?
Sometimes, no matter how careful we are in life, accidents happen.
And sometimes, an accident might lead to a dental emergency, that requires prompt and professional care.
Dr. Aksana Tkachenko, DDS and her staff here at Chroma Dental are happy to say that we’re here, trained and fully ready to help you with any type of dental emergency that may come your way.
However, many wonder whether or not they’ll have to pay out of pocket for their emergency dental treatment.
In certain situations, you may be required to pay out of pocket for your treatment.
However, if you have insurance coverage, you’ll be glad to know that most policies will cover at least some costs associated with emergency dental work.
Will my insurance pay for my emergency dental treatment?
Unfortunately, each and every insurance policy is going to differ in terms of what it covers and by how much.
Your insurance provider may have limits on how much they cover, either per visit or on an annual basis. In this case, the cost of an emergency dental visit may sometimes limit how much you’ll be able to claim for future dental visits that year.
It’s also good to keep in mind that your initial emergency dental visit may not necessarily completely solve your problem.
For instance, you might possibly need a follow-up root canal or reconstructive work after your initial visit.
With that in mind, it’s best to contact your insurance provider to find exactly how much your current policy covers.
What if I don’t have dental insurance?
Sadly, if you do not have any dental coverage, you’ll likely need to pay for your treatment out of pocket.
The cost of emergency dental treatment will obviously depend on the severity of the problem, and range anywhere between a few hundred to several thousand dollars.
Chipped or fractured teeth, for instance, may only cost $200-$300 to repair.
Whereas, root canals, dental implants, or other types of reconstructive dental surgeries will cost significantly more.