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Cost of Dental Emergencies – Lincoln, NE

Fast, Affordable Relief for Your Dental Pain

When you’re suddenly faced with a dental emergency, the last thing on your mind is usually how it will affect your wallet. At least, it is until you’re sitting in the dental chair and you start to panic. There’s no need to worry about the cost of seeking emergency treatment from your dentist in Lincoln, however. Our helpful staff members at Weber Family Dentistry are here to provide fast, affordable relief for your dental pain. We’ll work with your insurance company on your behalf to minimize both your required paperwork and your out-of-pocket costs. Give us a call today to learn more, or continue reading below.

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What Factors Affect the Cost of Emergency Care?

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Emergency care typically will cost more than a conventional checkup and cleaning appointment, but keep in mind that there is no fixed cost of treatment. Several factors come into play when determining the cost of emergency care, such as:

  • Type of emergency. You may need something as simple as a prescription of antibiotics, or you might require one or more teeth to be extracted and replaced. Depending on the kind of restorative treatment you need, your cost may vary, as well as the level of coverage from your insurance company.
  • Dental insurance. If you have dental insurance, you can expect to pay significantly less out of pocket, depending on which treatment you need.
  • If your emergency dentist is located in a large city or somewhere with a high cost of living, your treatment cost might be a little higher.

What Are My Financial Options?

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At Weber Family Dentistry, we accept several major insurance providers and are happy to file the claims for you. If you don’t have dental insurance, don’t worry. We also partner with CareCredit to allow you to finance your emergency care with no or very little interest. Additionally, we offer an in-house savings plan in which a yearly payment covers the cost of all preventive care plus discounts on the majority of other services our practice offers.

Why Should I Schedule an Appointment Right Away?

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Because there is no set price when it comes to emergency dentistry, it’s imperative that you come in to see Dr. Steve Weber and the team as soon as possible should a problem arise. By booking an appointment or consultation, we can give your mouth a thorough examination and determine the extent of the problem.

If you need only minor restorative treatment, such as a filling, then your insurance will likely cover the cost at up to 80%. However, if your issue necessitates a major service like a root canal or a tooth extraction, it’s likely that your insurance will only cover up to 50% of the cost.

When you’re saddled with a dental emergency, it’s important that you consider all the factors that will affect your cost of treatment. However, you should never let it stop you from scheduling an appointment with us. By putting off treatment for your emergency, your problem could worsen, requiring even more costly and extensive treatments down the road. If you’re worried about the cost, our helpful and friendly team is here to soothe your worries.