Understanding dental insurance and emergencies

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Dental insurance helps you handle the unexpected

From a painful tooth to a swollen jaw, many dental emergencies mean a trip to your local dentist. The bad news is that dental emergencies often come without warning and can be very costly. The good news is that Humana offers a variety of dental insurance and dental discount plans that can help you better manage costs associated with a dental emergency.

Dental insurance can be a smart move if your budget doesn’t have room for surprises. Humana dental plans can help you control expenses, even in emergencies.

Common dental emergencies

The most common dental emergency is usually a toothache.1 If you’ve ever had one, you know that a toothache can disrupt your sleep, keep you from eating properly and interfere with work, school and other everyday activities. A visit to the dentist is always recommended when tooth pain is persistent.

Other examples of dental emergencies are pain and swelling in your mouth or gums; an extruded tooth, which is a tooth that has been moved out of its normal position; a tooth that has been knocked out; or an object lodged between your teeth that flossing won’t remove.

In these situations, dental insurance may save you money and take some of the stress out of a visit to the dentist.

Considering a new dental plan? Let’s find one that works for you.

Sources:

  1. “Dental Emergency,” Mouthhealthy.org, last accessed September 9, 2019, https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/dental-emergencies, opens new window.

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