It is extremely important that you visit your dentist as soon as possible to have this tooth looked at. I understand that your insurance presents you with certain limitations; however, before assuming that you're dentist will not accommodate you, make sure you contact the office to explain your situation. We will often forgo submitting for an emergency exam if the patient's insurance does not cover them separately from his/her basic two exams per a year, or every six months and simply submit for the actual restoration that needs to be done. Your insurance will cover their share of the restoration regardless of whether or not you are eligible for an exam. Keep in mind that cavities do not go away or get smaller. They only get bigger; and the bigger they get the more chance there is of needing a root canal and/or a crown rather than a simple filling.
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