When visiting a dentists clinic and hear a patient yelp, it is not always a treatment causing the pain, often it is because the patient is seeing the bill for services rendered. Many treatments can drill a hole in your wallet as well as your teeth. The bulk of care is not usually covered by Canada’s public health plans. Many people living in Ottawa rely on their own wallets or insurance policies to pay for dental costs.
Most common treatments such as cleanings, fillings, braces and x-rays will be covered by insurance. However depending on the severity of the treatment and the location of the affected tooth or the severity of the damage, insurance might require a co-payment. Treatments that need anesthesia are much moire expensive. Also it is very rare that cosmetic will be covered by private or group insurance. If you are seeking for affordable dentistry in the Ottawa area here are a couple options to consider.
Ottawa Community Health Centre is a clinic that provides treatments such as filling, dentures, scaling, extractions, root canals, and crownings at a lowered cost to people.
If you are trusting of the modern education system and are comfortable with students working on your teeth, you can check an Ottawa college of dentistry as the students will treat patients under the watchful gaze of trained dentists. They will offer a wide variety of services at very cost effective rates but the procedures will be longer and drawn out as they are training in front of students.
Services are offered by public health programs for free to low-income families that are without insurance or for whom the fees can be impinging. Proof and documents are necessary for acquiring these services.
Everyone is aware that regular personal oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing are key to maintaining healthy teeth. Keeping cavities at bay and steering clear of gum disease is all rewards for following a strict daily regime. Oral health goes hand in hand with general overall health so do not compromise with your oral hygiene.
To find out more ways to find cost effective dental work, contact Viewmount Dental in your Ottawa or Nepean Area.