The end of 2022 is right around the corner, which means time to undergo treatment is growing short. Don’t let your dental insurance benefits and health savings account funds expire without being used! In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentist talks about finding time to use your benefits before they expire.
Your Dental Insurance Coverage
For people with dental insurance coverage, they have a set number of benefits that can be used for treatment during the year. Likewise, many health savings accounts have funds that accrue but cannot roll over into the new year. Essentially, if you don’t use them, you lose them. We want to make sure you use them to end 2022 with a bright and healthy smile. You can also undergo treatment before the holiday season is in full swing, as this could complicate your schedule and make finding time to see us difficult.
Starting with a Checkup
The process will begin with the dental checkup visit. This is a chance to understand the current state of your smile, and identify areas of trouble that need attention to prevent tooth loss. To conduct a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, then our team will employ digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. The checkup visit typically involves identifying common issues like tooth decay, dental infection, gingivitis, and even periodontal disease. We also indicate the presence of TMD, bruxism (chronic teeth grinding), and we could even screen for oral cancer. Not to mention assess the risk of common childhood issues for children undergoing exams and treatments.
The cleaning portion of the visit is also important, as we will gently but thoroughly remove all plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth, before polishing them for a brighter appearance. This helps fight cavities and periodontal issues, by also providing fresher breath and less visibly for teeth stains.
Our team is ready to take on the issues impacting your smile, offering major results before the holidays are here in full. For general issues, we could provide relief from TMD, bruxism, and even sleep apnea with a custom-made oral appliance. Our lifelike restorations, including fillings and crowns, can address tooth decay and infection with natural looking results. We have cosmetic care to brighten teeth and correct imperfections in the smile. For those with missing teeth, we can secure natural looking bridges, full and partial dentures, and even dental implants.
If you have any questions about our treatment options, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Using Your Benefits?
Our team is here to help you and your family end 2022 with a healthier smile! To make an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312.