No Insurance Coverage?
The change in the economy over the past several years have caused many patients to loose their dental benefits, or to have them substantially reduced. This has led to a spiral of “not coming in because I don’t have dental insurance”. This is the worst thing a person can do in terms of dental health and saving money.
Finding Dental Problems Early: Save Money, Save Time, Save Discomfort
Finding problems when they are still small and manageable is not only simpler for the dentist, but also more economical for the patient. Putting off a dental appointment due to no insurance coverage or poor coverage leaves you open to abscesses, periodontal disease, advancing cavities, suffering and increased future costs.
When I hear a patient who tells me they have no coverage or limited coverage, my response is: “Do you have vacation insurance? No? But I am sure you take vacations. Do you have dinner insurance? No? But I am sure you go out for dinner once in a while.”
Preventive Dental Care is a Bargain
Ultimately, only you can decide what is a priority – what is important for you. And skipping routine preventive care makes emergency dental care much more inevitable. The fact is that routine preventative care is is simpler, easier, and less expensive than emergency care.
Dental Emergencies Do Happen
When dental emergencies happen, whether from putting off care or injury, be sure you have a dentist who cares enough to be there for you, even during off-hours. Dr. Steve Goodman is the dentist you can talk to directly – even when others don’t answer the phone.
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