While the last few years have seen great strides forward in terms of health care reform, this reform has largely overlooked dental care.
Yet many of the issues that plague health care — such as high costs, lack of access and poor coverage — affect the dental insurance world just as much.
With the number of Americans who have dental care hovering far below the number of those who have health coverage, and poor dental health being linked to a number of serious health problems, avoiding the dentist office could rack up some major expenses in the long run.
According to US News and World Report, an amazing 40% of Americans still don’t have dental coverage; in contrast, a mere 12.9% of Americans lack health care. People without dental insurance are far less likely to visit the dentist
You’ve likely hurt many horror stories about root canals, the most important being that they are incredibly painful. But the first misconception is that what most people refer to as a root canal is actually the root canal treatment. The root canal is the inside of the tooth that contains the pulp, nerves, and blood supply, while a root canal treatment is what is performed when this area needs to be filled with a special filling, usually because of an infection.
A tooth that has ended up in a situation that requires a root canal treatment will likely be causing such pain that the patient will be willing to do anything for some relief. But how can you be sure if you need an emergency root canal? If you’ve broken your tooth, you may require an emergency root canal treatment in order to sustain
Cosmetic dentistry has long since been a go-to industry for people who suffer from poor oral hygiene. Patients with periodontal disease and tooth decay have no choice but to find cosmetic dentists to help them remedy their smile.
Some of the most common cosmetic dental procedures include dental implants, teeth whitening, and veneers. Implants involve cosmetic dental surgery, where a titanium rod, which acts as an artificial tooth root, is screwed into the jawbone. Then, a new tooth is connected to the implant using an abutment.
Teeth whitening is usually done using over-the-coun