What to Do If You Don’t Have Dental Insurance

family of three looking at tablet wondering what to do without dental insurance

Many patients don’t have dental insurance, so they put off going to the dentist because they are afraid it will cost too much money. However, putting off important appointments, like regular cleanings and checkups, could cost you exponentially more in the long run.

Options for Uninsured Patients

At Southwest Smiles, we have financing options for patients who don’t have insurance. One of the most popular patient financing options is CareCredit®. CareCredit is similar to a healthcare credit card. You can use it at the dentist or doctor’s office, or even use it to pay for veterinary care! CareCredit provides the flexibility to pay for health care when you don’t have the liquid funds to do so yourself out-of-pocket.

Plus, CareCredit has no-interest payment options for those who qualify. This means you don’t have to worry about gaining interest each month on a medical bill that may be hundreds or even thousands of dollars. In the long run, this may save you hundreds of dollars. With CareCredit, you can use this interest-free repayment option to make payments to the principal without having to worry about your bill getting higher. They also offer low-interest and extended plans. Visit the CareCredit website for more information.

Preventive Care Saves You Money

As we said before, putting off preventive appointments like cleanings and checkups can cost you more in the long run. By keeping up with your regular appointments, you can prevent small dental problems from spiraling into bigger issues. This can mean the difference between having a small filling placed or needing to have your tooth extracted.

If the cost of a cleaning or checkup has you worried, call us today to find out more information about our new patient special. It includes free X-rays, your complete cleaning, and a thorough exam. Call today for more information!

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