Cost of Dental Emergencies – Deer Park, TX
Affordable, Fast Care Right When You Need It
When a dental emergency strikes out of nowhere, your first thought is typically something like, “This hurts so badly and I need help.” Your second thought, however, is probably something more along the lines of, “It’s going to cost a lot of money to treat this, isn’t it?” Many people even avoid getting the urgent care their smile needs because they’re worried about the price, but you should never put off emergency treatment. Read on as Dr. Gregg Mosley, your emergency dentist in Deer Park, explains why you should never delay emergency treatment, as well as some of the factors that can affect the price of your care.
Types of Dental Emergencies
It should go without saying that the primary factor influencing the cost of emergency treatment is the specific nature of your emergency. For example, a simple prescription of antibiotics will cost significantly less than a more extensive procedure such as tooth extraction and replacement. There’s no way to definitively know how much your care will cost until Dr. Mosely evaluates your situation and discusses your treatment options with you.
What Is Involved in Emergency Treatment?
You may have several different options when it comes to treating your emergency. A broken or infected tooth may be addressed with either root canal therapy or an extraction, depending on the extent of the damage. While root canals are often more costly up front, you may end up saving more money in the long run than choosing extraction, as replacing a missing tooth can be expensive. Root canal therapy also offers more oral health benefits. Other factors, including whether you opt for sedation, can also affect your cost.
Before beginning any treatment, our team will be sure to go over the pros, cons, and prices of various options with you so that you can make the best decision in regard to your oral health.
Is Emergency Dental Care Worth It?
Seeking emergency care as soon as possible is undoubtedly worth it. Putting off treatment will only make the issue worse in the long run. The worse your problem is, the more invasive and expensive treatment you’ll require. To minimize the amount that you’ll end up paying for your care, call our office soon after the emergency arises.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Emergency Care?
Every individual policy varies, but most dental insurance companies are willing to cover at least a portion of the cost of emergency care. Here at Deer Park Dental, we are in-network with Delta Dental and SunLife, but we’re also happy to accept all PPO plans and file claims on your behalf to maximize your available benefits.
If you don’t have dental insurance, we can help you apply for a loan with CareCredit. This third-party financing company breaks up the cost of your treatment into monthly installments with low interest rates that can fit into practically any budget.