Cost of Dental Emergencies – Maspeth, NY
Affordable Tooth-Saving Treatment
After you’ve overcome the initial shock of your dental emergency and have taken the appropriate steps to control the pain and protect your oral health, your next biggest concern is likely to be whether you’ll be able to afford your treatment. Dr. Howard and Dr. Mark don’t want you to become so focused on the financial aspect of your situation that you overlook the importance of having your tooth treated; as such, they’ll work alongside you to explore your financial options and figure out a way to manage the final price. Call us today to learn more.
What Factors Can Influence the Cost of Emergency Care?
You shouldn’t be surprised to learn that different emergencies – such as broken or lost teeth, toothaches, severe infections, and damaged dental crowns – will require different forms of treatment that naturally carry unique price tags. In addition to the price of the treatment itself, you also have to consider your personal dental insurance plan; different companies will pay varying levels of coverage for different services. Note that the rates will vary depending on whether or not we are in-network with your insurance company. In-network just means that we’ve come to an agreement with the insurer about the discount provided; we can still accept plans that our out-of-network.
Financial Options Available
Before you need our emergency services, you should get in touch with our office and confirm whether or not we are in-network with your current plan. Note that if you have a PPO, your carrier is more likely to be flexible about who you receive dental care from. No matter which insurance company you use, we can file the necessary claims on your behalf to ensure that you receive the appropriate benefits.
If you don’t have an insurance plan of your own, you can still receive help paying for your care. We work with a third-party company called CareCredit, which can create a low- to no-interest plan that will help you pay for your treatment in a series of affordable installments.
Importance of Scheduling a Consultation
Before anything else, you’ll need to schedule an appointment at our office – ideally on the same day – so that we can examine your mouth and determine exactly how severe the issue is. Once we have a clear idea of the kind of treatment you need, we can narrow down the kinds of treatments you might need – as well as the prices attached to them.