06 Apr Does insurance typically cover oral surgery costs?
Patients are considering a number of concerns as they prepare for oral surgery, and cost is one of those issues. While insurance coverage varies from plan to plan, many insurers will pay for or reimburse the patient for at least some costs associated with oral surgery.
We recognize that our patients have budgetary constraints, and we will work with you to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Rest assured that our diligent, experienced billing staff will do everything possible to get the most out of your insurance coverage.
Oral Surgery Procedures
So, what sort of procedures might you have that would qualify for insurance coverage? The following interventions fall under the umbrella of oral surgery:
- Dental implants: The placement of small titanium cylinders in the jaw to replace tooth roots to support restorations following tooth loss
- Wisdom teeth removal: Surgical extraction of impacted wisdom teeth to avoid negative oral health effects of those teeth
- Jaw surgery: Surgical procedures designed to correct defects in the jaw to improve its function or to address symptoms of TMJ disorder
Because each case is unique and the cost can vary based on different facets of the procedure, it’s impossible to advise you about how much your insurance will pay until an oral surgeon evaluates your case.
How We Work To Maximize Insurance Coverage
So, how can you get the most out of your insurance when it comes to dental surgery? Be sure to choose an oral surgeon who is in-network with your plan. Our practice accepts many common insurers, and we will confirm your coverage before moving forward with any treatment.
These procedures are often billed to dental insurance. However, in some cases your medical insurance may also cover part of the cost of a procedure if the condition being addressed has broader implications for your wellness beyond oral health.
After insurance benefits have been applied to the costs, patients may have a remaining balance that is their responsibility. To help you accommodate these expenses into your budget, we accept multiple payment options, including long-term financing.
If you have any concerns about insurance coverage or costs associated with your procedure, please bring them up to one of our staff members at Central Oklahoma Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates. We want to help make this treatment process go as smoothly as possible for you, and that includes a seamless insurance process.