Are Dental Emergencies Covered Under My Insurance?

Dental emergencies can be a difficult and stressful time, but financing and paying for them doesn’t have to be.

As some of the only dental services that are still available during COVID-19 dental emergencies and urgent procedures are frequently covered partly or wholly by most major insurance companies.

Since dental emergencies are often the result of an accident or injury, patients can and should expect their insurance or benefits providers to be there for them.

Here at Kherani Dental at Aspen, we work closely with all major insurance providers to help our patients to access and maximize their coverage during all dental emergency procedures.

Contacting Your Insurance Company During COVID-19

Understandably, insurance and benefits companies are likely feeling the strain as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Many insurance and benefits providers are receiving increased volumes of calls and enquiries whilst also themselves running on reduced staff levels, making it a potentially frustrating time for some patients.

To help minimize any disruption for our patients, and to ensure a smoother and easier dental experience, Kherani Dental at Aspen is committed to working directly with your insurance company wherever possible.

That means that, in most cases, we are able to track and file claims on your behalf, so you won’t need to worry about handling the paperwork and the waiting times.

We also take great care to help our patients maximize their insurance benefits and to reduce their out of pocket costs as much as possible. We are experienced at working with a wide range of insurance and benefits providers and we know how to help our patients to maximize their coverage.

For more detailed information about our flexible financing options and an up to date comprehensive list of the insurance companies we work with, visit our financing page or contact us today.

Common Dental Emergencies Frequently Covered By Insurance

Whilst every insurance plan is different, and every provider has their own rules and policies, there are some common emergency dental procedures that you may be covered for.

For more details on your specific coverage, please refer to your policy details, or contact us today to talk to our team about your situation. Our team will be more than happy to help you work out how best to utilize your insurance coverage for your situation.

Dental Trauma

If you’ve suffered an injury to your teeth, and you are in severe pain or experiencing bleeding, this is considered a dental emergency. Most emergency dental procedures are covered by your insurance company, and we will make sure to work with them to ensure this process is smooth.

Extractions

Damaged or impacted teeth can sometimes require an extraction. This is most frequently the case when the tooth is beyond repair or when the patient is in extreme pain.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatments are complex dental procedures that treat infections in the gums and in the root of the tooth. These infections can often cause patients a lot of pain and discomfort, and insurance companies will frequently provide some degree of coverage for their patients to help finance this.

As well as the above conditions, you may find that your coverage extends to other emergency dental procedures.

For further information and help with financing your dental emergency treatments in Calgary, contact us today

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