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Does My Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

Dental insurance can be confusing, but when a dental emergency happens and you’re in the middle of a panic, it can be even more confusing. Here, so that you won’t have to worry about it when an emergency arises, we will try to help you answer the question: does my insurance cover dental emergencies.

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What Is a Dental Emergency?

Before we get into whether your dental insurance covers dental emergencies, let’s discuss what a dental emergency is. Dental emergencies can be a number of things. Some of the most common include a cracked tooth, chipped tooth, toothache, knocked out permanent tooth, broken tooth, or split tooth. Other dental emergencies not necessarily having to do with a tooth include a bitten tongue or getting an object stuck in the mouth or between teeth. In all of these situations you will need to seek the help of a dental professional.

How to Know If Your Insurance Covers Dental Emergencies?

Take a look at your insurance policy and explanation of benefits, which should spell out exactly what is covered by your dental insurance provider. In a lot of cases, your insurance will cover at least part of your trip to the dentist for a dental emergency. However, you may have to pay more if you need to go after hours or if you can only get in to see a dentist that is out of your insurance network.

At Romeoville Dental Center, we are dedicated to providing you with the best dental health care that is also cost-efficient. We are very insurance friendly and have a staff that is happy to track and file your claims so that you can maximize your benefits. We also have flexible options so that you can break up your out-of-pocket expenses with CareCredit Financing. After an easy online application, you could be on your way to extended and zero-interest payments, no pre-payment penalties, and financing as much or little as you want.

How Can You Avoid Dental Emergencies?

Though accidents happen and you can’t prepare for every situation, there are some dentist-recommended ways to avoid injury and accident to your teeth. If you play sports or any type of recreational activity, be sure to wear a mouthguard while playing so that you avoid any knocked out or broken teeth. Additionally, if you grind your teeth, you should wear a nightguard to stop you from wearing away at your enamel which could contribute to dental emergencies in the future. To avoid cracking a tooth, stay away from hard candy and popcorn kernels and don’t chew on ice because all of these can crack your tooth. Finally, and this should go without saying, never use your teeth to cut things or to open bottles.

If you have any questions about your insurance or dental emergencies, contact us today! And remember to always come see us in any dental emergency.

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Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.