Answers to some of your questions.
Does Eversmiles participate in my insurance company’s plan?
Eversmiles participates in most insurance plans. However, you can see our practitioners even if we don’t participate in your plan. While we will submit insurance forms for you, you are responsible for providing payment. Your insurance plan may reimburse you, not our office. Please refer to our payment policy for more information.
Will my insurance pay for braces?
We offer limited orthodontic services and will refer your child to an appropriate specialist should the need arise. For procedures we do offer, we can prior authorize your treatment and let you know the approximate payment your insurance company will make and an approximate balance you will be required to pay.
Why does my insurance cover amalgam and not composite?
An amalgam filling is generally less expensive than a composite filling, which is tooth colored. Neither filling is better or worse. That being said, most insurance companies opt to pay for treatment that carries a lower price tag.
When should my child first visit a dentist?
What should I do if my child injures his or her baby teeth?
Most traumas to infants and toddlers involve the top front teeth, also known as incisors. Injuries may be as simple as a slight bump that appears to have caused only a few tears, to full loss of the baby tooth. All injuries can have consequences and should be reported to our staff. A simple rule of thumb: when in doubt, call our office. Most of the time a talk on the phone will suffice.
Here are some general rules we follow for injuries to baby teeth:
- If your child has had one or more teeth knocked out, try to find the tooth/teeth. Though we never reinsert baby teeth, we want to be sure it is not pushed up into the jaw or facial tissues.
- Even the slightest bump may cause the tooth to die. The dead tooth itself may not be a problem, but it could become infected and damage the permanent tooth.
- Always call us if there is bleeding. Then, place a clean, wet, cold cloth on the injured area; the cooler the better, preferably with imbedded crushed ice.
Fortunately, most injuries to the baby teeth will not harm the permanent tooth; however, it is always best to have your child in for regular checkups and early intervention.