I have medical insurance but not dental. I have an absessed tooth that I know I need antibotics for and I really need it pulled but I can't afford to pay cash for it right now and no dentist around here takes payments.
If I got to my family doctor will he be able to prescribe antibotics for me?
I know I can go to the ER but it doesn't hurt and I don't want to go to the ER for a non emergency.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:04 AM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Health
Answer by amessageofhope at 12:08 AM on Oct. 1, 2010
What I would do is call both a doctor and dentist who accepts your insurance, on an anonymous basis. Both doctors should understand the circumstances. Ask specifically, "In your experience with this insurance company, would they pay for treatment in this instance if someone was treated by you?' Do not admit that you specifically have "this instance" or the insurance may deny you as pre-existing. If they cannot help, someone at your insurance company might be able to. Use the same wording. By the way, just because you do not have dental insurance does not mean that you have no coverage for your teeth. All policies vary, but an infection may be considered medical, so extraction may be covered. Or it might not. You have to check.
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