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Does Dental Insurance Cover Emergencies?

If you are in need of emergency care for your teeth and gums, your dental insurance may cover the costs for you. In most cases, there will be a deductible that you will need to pay yourself. You will want to call your dental insurance company to find out how your policy will work.

What Are Dental Emergencies?

There are several, different, dental emergencies that you may experience. Here are just a few of them:

Broken Tooth – Sometimes a person may get a tooth chipped. It can lead to a lot of pain, and they will need emergency care.

Denture Repair – Denture repair is important. You will need the dentures in order to eat so have them looked at right away.

Gum Disease – Gum disease can cause a lot of problems. You may lose teeth or need a root canal. It is best to get in to be looked at to make sure that you don’t have other problems too.

Knocked Out Tooth – If you were in an accident of some sort, and your tooth is knocked out, it is an emergency. You will want to get in there right away to have it looked at.

Making Sure You Listen

When you come in for dental emergencies, you will need to listen to what is being said. You can find out if your dental insurance will cover the work or if there are other payment arrangements that you might be able to make. You will also want to listen to what they say about your care. Be sure that you do what they tell you to do because it makes a huge difference in how your teeth and gums will look and feel. If none needed, you will be able to just leave after they have done the work for the emergency.

Taking care of your teeth and gums is important. Visit your dentist every six months to stay on the safe side. You will want to make sure that you brush and floss your teeth daily because it can make such a huge difference. It can keep your mouth a lot healthier well into your older years. That will make you feel better when you look and feel your best.

Learn how we handle most emergencies at Castle Valley Dental. And see some examples of what is considered dental emergencies.