Perhaps you’re self-employed or have your own business. Perhaps you’re a student, someone looking for work, or don’t have dental benefits at your current job. Perhaps you’re retired and have a limited budget. Whatever the reason, you find yourself forgoing dental visits… until you’re suddenly in pain and need emergency work done.
Sounds like you? You’re not alone. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, some 114 million Americans have no dental coverage, and these individuals are more likely to have extractions, dentures, gum disease and other complications. Those who have long delayed dental care also account for a growing number of emergency room visits. Data by the American Dental Association shows dental ER visits "doubled from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.2 million in 2012, or one visit every 15 seconds."
What can you do? One option is to try to get treatment done at a lesser cost by going to dental schools. Dental schools are less expensive, but extremely time-consuming. The work is done by supervised dental students who are learning their skills. If your local dentist offers it, another great option is to sign up for a dental savings plan. At Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, for example, you can save up to 25% in dentistry for a low-cost monthly fee. It is very convenient for patients. Aside from getting significant savings, you won’t have year-long waiting periods like insurance companies have. There are no yearly limits on the amount of dental work you can get done. No people who don’t know you telling you what you can or cannot do in dentistry. Also, most patients want teeth cleanings included, and teeth cleanings are included in the plan. There are many other benefits to in Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry’s in-house savings plan that are custom-made to make you and your family healthy.
To learn more, call us at (661) 200-0677 or visit us at www.YourValenciaDentist.com. We look forward to providing you with affordable, quality dental care!