Weigh long-term cost of untreated conditions against expense of NuCalm in Yadkinville, NC
Five to 30 percent of the population has some level of dental fear. It ranges from anxiety where most dental visits are avoided, to a full-blown phobia where you may end up in the ER with a nasty infection before you would go to the dentist.
Good health is priceless, and there are hefty price tags attached to dental conditions left untreated because of crippling fear. Consider the cost to repair a badly decayed tooth and restore it with a crown. The American Dental Association reports the average root canal procedure on a back tooth costs more than $900. This excludes a crown. Made of the preferred, natural-looking porcelain, the crown could set you back another $1,000 on average.
Now consider the cost of seeing Dr. Virtue for regular check-up appointments. According to ADA-reported national averages, preventive interventions such as professional cleanings and exams cost around six times less than root canal therapy alone. Nany insurance plans cover 100 percent of the cost of preventive care. That may not be true of reactive treatments to address problems.
Medical conditions related to dental wellness can be even more costly, affecting your finances, quality of life, and lifespan. The ADA recognizes more than 125 conditions that may be affected by oral health, including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and automimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.
NuCalm: Your dental ally
The Virtue Dental Care team takes extra steps to reduce your anxiety level. Traditional techniques include nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), and a deeper form of relaxation known as oral conscious sedation. For those patients who desire a drug-free approach, Dr. Virtue offers a leading-edge complement to his holistic practice in the form of NuCalm.
This multi-faceted alternative to conventional sedation counteracts the adrenaline that induces disruptive and troubling symptoms, including:
- Chest pain
- Muscle tension
- Stomach upset
- Disordered breathing
This natural system has four key components:
- Proprietary supplements
- FDA-cleared cranial electrotherapy stimulation
- Noise-dampening headphones
- Light-blocking eye masks
A common cause of dental anxiety is lack of control. Each of these methods allows you to remain completely awake, but much more relaxed.
When you are not aware of clinical sounds and the procedure doesn’t bother you, there is greater likelihood you will see us for routine cleanings and exams to prevent problems and catch conditions early. By doing so, you avoid costly procedures, discomfort, and additional appointments.
Depending on your plan, insurance may cover a portion of the cost of sedation. Virtue Dental Care accepts many different types of payment, and offers medical financing plans to stretch your bill over several. You may qualify for no interest if the balance is paid off within a specified timeframe.
The cost of fear standing in the way of the procedures you need for good oral and overall health, far exceeds the expense of NuCalm or other sedation techniques offered at our Yadkinville, NC practice. Virtue Dental Care Patients call (336) 679-2034 and New Patients call (336) 606-0040.