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Cost of Dental Emergencies – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Making Your Urgent Care More Affordable

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Dental emergencies have a tendency to come out of nowhere. Whether you’re chewing on your favorite food or simply going for a walk, you could bite the food the wrong way or take the wrong step and next thing you know you’ve got a broken, chipped or even completely knocked-out tooth! Regardless of the circumstance, you’re unlikely to be thinking of cost when you’d rather just get your emergency issue settled as soon as possible. At Seaside Family Dentistry, we want to not only help you get out of discomfort, but make your care as affordable as possible. Our team is happy to go through your financial options, speak with insurance companies on your behalf, and get you on the path towards treatment! Call our office to get started.

What Affects the Cost of Emergency Dental Care?

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Emergency dental treatments are generally more complicated to perform, which is why they often cost more to complete compared to a traditional exam or cleaning. However, there are certain factors to keep in mind as you get prepared to visit:

  • When visiting a dental office in a larger city, the cost of living tends to be higher. This will likely be reflected in the price you pay for your care.
  • The type of restorative care you receive will influence how much your dental insurance plan will cover that treatment. For example, dental fillings are often more affordable than dental crowns.
  • If you have dental insurance in general, you’re more likely to pay less out-of-pocket for care.

Financial Options at Our Office

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There are multiple ways to pay for your emergency care, whether it’s through insurance, third-party financing, or our in-house plan! At this time, we are currently in-network with the following insurance providers:

  • United Healthcare
  • Delta Dental
  • MetLife
  • Aetna

Even if you do not currently have dental insurance, you can always take advantage of third-party services like CareCredit and Compassionate Finance. These two companies offer flexible payment plans that are paid in smaller chunks, rather than all in one lump sum.

Additionally, our office provides an in-house members plan that does away with the pitfalls of traditional insurance, helps you save money on treatments, and allows for smaller payments over the course of several months.

Why Scheduling a Consultation Now Matters

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When you have a dental emergency, the last thing you want to do is put off care. Since urgent dental issues do not get better on their own, it’s essential that you don’t skip emergency visits to the dentist when you need care. Not only will your issue continue to worsen over time, but the costs you’ll need to pay to get it handled are likely to increase the longer you wait. Remember, if you only need minor services to address your emergency and you have insurance, your plan is likely to provide more coverage.