Dental emergencies are not usually life threatening, however, a visit to the dentist will provide comfort and restore function as soon as possible. The following represents some guidelines to understand whether a dental condition is an emergency. All dental emergencies are attended to immediately. Some symptoms may be less severe and considered urgent. What this means is that, although it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible, it is not considered an emergency.
Please see below for information on different dental conditions and what you need to do:
INFORMATION FOR OUR PATIENTS WITH DENTAL INSURANCE
Dental insurance is playing less of a role in helping people obtain dental treatment. Since we feel strongly that our patients deserve the best dental care we can provide, and in an effort to maintain a high quality of care, we would like to share some facts about dental insurance with you.
We consider our relationship with you to be of primary importance and will always make our recommendations to you based on what we believe is the very best treatment for you regardless of your insurance coverage. As the patient, it is your responsibility to deal with your insurance company and your employer. We will assist in any way possible to maximize your dental benefits, but to re-emphasize, we have no relationship or responsibility to your insurance company.
Dental Insurance is not meant to be a "PAY-ALL", it is only meant to assist you in covering the fees for treatment.
Some plans pay more………some pay less. The amount your plan pays is determined by the contribution you and your employer make to your dental plan.
Our fees are based on the current fee schedule recommended by the Ontario Dental Association.
Many routine dental services are NOT covered by the insurance carriers. We make our recommendations based on your needs and not on what your insurance may or may not cover. The result is that the patient may be personally responsible for all or part of the fees.
Please do not hesitate to ask us any questions about our office policies. We want you to be comfortable in dealing with these matters and we urge you to consult us if you have any questions regarding our services and/or fees.
If you have any questions regarding your insurance, please contact your insurance carrier regarding the specifics and details of the plan they are operating on your behalf.