You’ve found a pediatric dentist and you’re ready to take your child to his appointment. But how will pediatric dental benefits work at this visit and in the future?
Once you learn how children’s dental procedures are classified*, you’ll have a better idea of how they’ll work with your coverage.
Most plans are designed with kids in mind, which means pediatric dental benefits are usually part of your coverage. They’re typically classified into 3 categories:
Services including routine oral exams, X-rays, cleanings, sealants and fluoride varnish treatments are aimed at identifying and preventing early dental issues.
These services go beyond preventive measures—they’re focused on correcting minor issues. Treatments include fillings for cavities, preventive resin restorations, extractions and root canals.
These procedures address larger oral-health issues. Treatments typically include pulp therapy, crowns and space maintainers.
Not sure what your plan covers for your kids? Log into your account to check your plan specifics as they relate to pediatric dental benefits.
*Treatment classification varies by plan