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Dental Insurance – Tacoma, WA

Details You Should Keep in Mind

Having dental insurance either through your employer or from the marketplace can make your future endodontic treatments more affordable overall, especially if you are in-network. As you consider your treatment options, South Sound Endodontics will do everything it can to help you understand your coverage and maximize benefits where possible. If you have questions, our team members will take the time necessary to explain your benefits so you can feel confident about your care.

Understanding How Dental Insurance Works

Unlike medical insurance, dental insurance is designed to be used on a regular basis, especially when it comes to preventive care. Medical insurance is often used for serious illnesses and injuries, but dental insurance is intended to be utilized every six months at your dentist’s office. This is because exams, cleanings, and X-rays, which are all forms of preventive care, help you avoid the majority of dental emergencies and issues. By sticking to a strict oral care regimen, which includes routine exams and cleanings at your general dentist’s practice, you can save money on care.

What Your Dental Insurance Plan Covers

Every dental plan is different, which is why it’s so important to read through your plan’s coverage beforehand so you understand what’s covered and what isn’t. In the case of endodontic treatments like root canal therapy, most dental plans cover it between 70 and 80 percent. This is because it often falls into the category of “minor restorative dentistry,” which also tends to include dental fillings. We’ll make sure you understand your costs when you arrive and help you receive as much coverage as possible.

We Offer In-Network Savings & Welcome Out-of-Network Providers

When you are “in-network” with a dental insurance plan, it means that you can gain access to certain prices on treatments guaranteed to you based on a contract we’ve agreed to with that insurance company. While being in-network often results in savings, that doesn’t mean out-of-network patients can’t also potentially save money on their care. Below, you’ll find the following insurance companies we are currently in-network with:

  • Delta Dental
  • United Concordia
  • MetLife
  • Aetna
  • LHI
  • FEP Blue
  • Cigna