Remember that, together, you and your dentist consider what treatment plan is best for you. Ultimately, it is your decision as part or all of the dental treatment you choose may or may not be covered under your dental plan.
As a smart consumer of dental services, be sure to ask your dentist to give you a description of the treatment proposed for submission to your insurance carrier for pre-determination. This way, you’ll know how much is covered under your plan.
Here are a few questions you can ask your dentist during treatment consideration:
- Can you describe what’s happening as you examine me?
- Can you tell me the differences between available options? I want to make a good decision regarding my restorative treatment. I want something that will last a long time.
- Can you prioritize for me what treatment should be done sooner and what treatment can be done later?