Cost of Dental Emergencies - Virginia Beach, VA
Emergency Treatment You Can Afford
Dental emergencies do not come around often. However, when they do, having a dedicated dentist you can rely on for emergency care is always a good thing. While you’re looking for painkillers to ease a toothache or a cold compress to reduce swelling following a bad fall, you’re likely not thinking about how much your treatment will end up costing. At Smile Care Family Dentistry, we want to make it as easy as possible to get your emergency care done and paid for. That’s why our team members are prepared to help you understand your dental insurance and financial options along the way. If you have a dental emergency, please don’t wait to give our office a call right away!
What Can Influence the Cost of Urgent Care?
Compared to preventive forms of care, such as dental exams and cleanings, emergency services are generally more costly to treat because they involve more time and resources to complete. With that said, you can also see notable changes in price as a result of:
- Dental office location: If you are visiting an office in a more expensive area or are coming from an area that is not a larger city, you may notice that the cost of living is higher. This can also be reflected in the price of your emergency treatment.
- Dental Insurance: If you have dental insurance, you’re generally more likely to pay fewer out-of-pocket costs.
- Restorative treatment options: Dental fillings, dental crowns, and root canal therapy all come with their own unique price tags. Depending on the type of emergency you’re dealing with, your costs may be higher or lower.
Why Now is the Time to Schedule
One of the most important things to acknowledge about dental emergencies is the fact that they largely don’t get better on their own. As a result, they will only get worse over time, whether it’s a toothache or cracked enamel. The more severe or complex your dental emergency becomes, the more likely your costs will be higher in the long-term. If you want to save money on treatment for your dental emergency, getting an appointment scheduled now rather than later is always recommended.
Learn About Your Financial Options
At our office, we are happy to accept PPO plans from the following dental insurance providers:
- Delta Dental
- United Concordia
We’ll always sit down with you and figure out a payment plan that you can afford, whether it’s for emergency care or for something else entirely!