Share of Cost, Treating a Dental Cavity: Why Having Dental Insurance is Essential

Tuesday, Feb. 13th 2024 3:33 PM

What is a Dental Cavity? A dental cavity is a small hole or opening in a tooth due to tooth decay. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that produce acid, which eats away at the tooth’s enamel and dentin. If left untreated, cavities can lead to more serious dental problems, such as infection or tooth loss. That’s why visiting a dentist regularly and addressing cavities is essential.

No one wants to have a cavity, but they do happen. To treat a cavity, the first step is to remove the decayed part of the tooth. A dentist can offer three choices for decay removal: the “drill,” microabrasion, and laser treatment. This post will address the more traditional method of drill. The handpiece drill remains the technique of choice for removing tooth decay. High-speed handpieces make dental treatment quicker and more comfortable than in the past; however, with the handpiece, you may feel vibrations during the dental treatment.

Why Have Dental Insurance: Having dental insurance before treating a dental cavity can benefit you in several ways. First, dental insurance can help you save money on the cost of the treatment. Without insurance, the price of treating a cavity is high, especially if the cavity requires more extensive treatment, such as a root canal or crown. Second, dental insurance can encourage you to seek regular dental care, which can help prevent cavities from developing in the first place. Finally, having dental insurance can provide peace of mind, knowing that you are covered in a dental emergency or unexpected dental problem.

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