Dental Services in Hawthorne, Nutley & Surrounding Areas

How to Make Dental Care Affordable

When it comes to choosing your dentist provider, not only does the quality of care and service matter but so does the cost. No one wants to overpay for a treatment that wasn't necessarily needed or could have been avoided in the first place.

Since tooth decay affects over a quarter of U.S. adults and almost half of adults experience signs and stages of gum disease, it’s important to avoid a visit to the dentist as much as possible, unless it’s for a routine check-up or emergency.

3 Ways to Make Dental Care More Affordable

Regardless of how much a dental treatment cost, prolonging a necessary procedure can cause serious complications if your oral issues are left untreated.

Here are 3 tips to save money on your next trip to the dentist:

  • Always Ask for Financing & Insurance Options – Most dental practices offer payment plans to help you pay for procedures with a lot of flexibility. Some dental insurances also offer plans that cover 100% of your cost of treatment, so remember to ask your carrier or dentist about the benefits that may be offered.
  • Never Skip a Routine Dental Check-Up Regularly going in for your bi-annually visits to the dentist will save you on costs later down the road. The best way to avoid expensive dental costs is to avoid oral complications, and seeing your dentist can ensure your oral health is optimal
  • Ask for Alternative Treatment Options It is always a good idea to ask your dentist on the full details of your procedure, as well as alternative options for any dental condition. The more well informed you are on each treatment offered, the more you will know if you are being overcharged or overtreated.

Talk to Your Dentist

Don’t be afraid to ask questions or voice your concerns about the cost of your treatment. An important job of any healthcare provider is to offer help in any way they can. Talking to your dentist directly and being up-front with your finances will help both of you to devise a plan to get you the dental services you need.

At Rauzman & Pallotta, we help patients in treating and managing their dental conditions. Call our office today at (973) 427-4201">(973) 427-4201 for more information!