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Cost of Dental Emergencies – Tukwila, WA

Where You Can Afford to Fix Your Smile

Whether you suddenly injure your tooth or realize over time that you have a painful tooth infection, your focus during a dental emergency should always be the same: getting the urgent dental care you need right away. While it is common to also wonder about the cost of emergency treatment, you should not let financial concerns keep you from contacting your emergency dentist. Dr. Lance Timmerman is committed to providing quality, affordable dental care for patients in Tukwila, including those that need emergency treatment. Want to know more about the costs of dental emergencies? Here is some helpful information that shines a light on the topic.

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The Factors that Influence Emergency Care Costs

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It probably will not surprise you to hear that emergency dental care typically costs more than a routine dental checkup. After all, emergency care is often more extensive than a simple exam and cleaning! While the cost of emergency dental care does vary, how much you end up paying will likely be influenced by several factors, such as:

  • Location: People who live in big cities and other communities where the cost of living is higher often end up paying more for their dental care.
  • Dental Insurance Plan: Most dental insurance plans dramatically reduce out-of-pocket expenses for emergency care.
  • Treatment Need: More extensive treatment typically comes with a higher cost. In addition, insurance coverage will vary depending on the type of emergency treatment you require. In general, most insurance plans cover minor services at 70-80% and major restorative treatment at 50-70%.

Financial Options Ensure Affordable Care

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At the office of Dr. Lance Timmerman, we proudly accept the following PPO dental insurance plans:

  • Cigna
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Regence
  • Delta/WDS

Do not see your plan listed above? We accept many more dental insurance plans, so just ask our friendly team!

If you do not have dental insurance, you can still get emergency dental care at our office without breaking the bank. Our team members are happy to connect uninsured patients with flexible financing options through organizations such as Green Sky Financing, Enhance Patient Financing, Lending Club and CareCredit.

Do Not Wait to Schedule a Consultation

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Unlike some medical problems like aches or pains, most dental problems do not go away on their own. In fact, putting off emergency dental care may result in permanent damage to your teeth or surrounding oral structures. That is why you should not hesitate to call Dr. Timmerman if the unexpected happens and you injure your tooth or develop an oral infection. During your consultation or emergency appointment, Dr. Timmerman will carefully examine your teeth to uncover the root of the problem and recommend appropriate treatment options. By coming into our office right away in an emergency situation, you can get the urgent dental care you need and have any questions about costs answered in the same setting.