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Cost of Dental Emergencies – Lexington, KY

The Cost for Immediate Care

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When a dental emergency occurs, your first thought isn’t usually the cost of receiving treatment. You know you need help and it isn’t until you’ve learned the necessary steps for treating the problem that you begin to wonder, “How much will this cost?” The team at Dental Wellness of Lexington never .wants you to forgo necessary care because of financial responsibility, which is why they are pleased to accept all types of dental insurance and other forms of financing. Not only will seeing an emergency dentist in Lexington allow you to get the help you need, but you can do it without going over your budget. To find out how we can help you, contact our office today.

Types of Dental Emergencies

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When considering how much your dental emergency will cost, we must first determine what type of injury has occurred and how to fix it. Typically, if you only require antibiotics or another prescribed medication, you will pay much less for treatment. However, if you need more complex treatment (i.e. dental crown, root canal, tooth extraction, tooth replacement), you will be relying on your dental insurance company to help pay a portion of the bill. Until you are able to get in to see us, there is no way of knowing how much you can expect to spend to fix your dental injury.

Once we examine the problem, our team can discuss viable treatment options to help you stay within your budget and repair your smile.

What is Involved in Emergency Treatment?

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Again, the type of treatment you need will be based on your injury. Root canals and tooth extractions are often reserved for teeth that are broken or have a serious infection. Typically, if the problem exists deep within the tooth, the only way to relieve pain and eliminate the infection is to perform a root canal or extract the tooth. Only if it is no longer viable and will cause more harm by remaining in your mouth will we move forward with the removal of a tooth.

This complex method of treatment is more costly and does require most individuals to file insurance or enroll in a financing plan. No matter which you choose (or both), our team will be happy to help you through the process.

Is Emergency Dentistry Worth It?

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It is easy to dismiss emergency dentistry when you’re worried about the cost; however, you should never put off immediate dental care. Even something as minor as a toothache can turn into a larger problem if left untreated. It is possible that smaller emergencies can be remedied with less costly solutions if treated early, but if you wait too long, you could be facing thousands of dollars in necessary dental work to fix the problem and repair your smile.

Our team will always keep your budget in mind when recommending possible treatments.

Do My Insurance Cover Emergency Dentistry?

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In most cases, dental insurance companies do agree to cover emergency dentistry services. How much they will cover is based on the type of restorative treatment you need. Some companies will pay at least 50% of the total cost, but you will need to contact your insurer to find out the specific details of your plan. If you are unsure what to ask, our team will be happy to assist and work on your behalf to get the answers you need to move forward with treatment.