Now that it is the end of the year and your benefits will soon turn over on January 1st, it’s a perfect time to address any untreated conditions such as gum disease that you have let go untreated for too long.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is a serious condition caused by infection and bacteria. The symptoms include bleeding, tenderness, tooth mobility, pocketing, gum recession, and sensitivity. Also known as periodontal disease, this condition has links to systemic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses. Recent studies also found links with certain types of cancer.
What is the deal with dental benefits?
Most people do not utilize their benefits completely throughout the year. Since they do not carry over, it is like throwing money out the window. Now is a perfect time to address your untreated conditions like periodontal disease, decay, other types of restorations, and even just to make sure you get in your final dental cleaning before the end of the year. The sooner you call, the better your chances are of getting your first choice of appointments.
At Keledjian Dental, we work closely with our patients to improve their oral health through quality prevention and early diagnosis. When you address your oral conditions early, it can save you time and money in the future. If you do have dental insurance, doesn’t it make sense to use it? After all, you’re paying for it! We can work with your insurance company to maximize your benefits and minimize your out of pocket expenses. Many insurance companies provide coverage for up to two dental cleanings, exams, and necessary x-rays each year.
Keledjian Dental is here to help
Are you wondering if you have remaining benefits for the year? Call either your insurance company or our Madera dental office and one of our helpful team members can research the answer for you.
Contact Keledjian Dental and we will be happy to review your benefits with you!