How to Finance a Trip to the Dentist

List: Posted: 12/10/10

When you just need a check up, the prices at the dentist can seem very high. When you need an emergency root canal, they seem downright sadistic. A dentist is sometimes not an option, but a necessity. With more and more people struggling to get the money for routine doctor’s visits, dentist appointments are oftentimes foregone. Unfortunately, some of the most deadly diseases such as heart disease start with bad teeth. There are ways that you can afford a trip to the dentist.


Check for a dentist who works on a sliding scale. Such dentists base their prices on the patient’s ability to pay. They sometimes work for public health services. This won’t be one of the pain-free visits to the dentist that are advertised in most phone books these days. The techniques will be basic and you’ll be given local anesthesia only. Still, your health sometimes requires a bit of discomfort and these dentists are just as good as any independent practitioner.


You may want to see if your dentist allows financing for extensive work. If you need your wisdom teeth pulled, for instance, it may be worth it to go to a dentist who uses general anesthesia and who is a qualified oral surgeon. Your credit will play part in your getting financing, unfair as that may seem. If you cannot get these services, see if you can find a dentist that will work out a payment plan with you individually. Most often, however, a visit to the dentist, even with a couple of fillings, doesn’t cost that much compared to a doctor’s visit, so make the most of any savings you can find and remember - it's only once a year.

Dentists, Cosmetic Dentistry

    Alecia M. Nowak DDS practices dentistry in the Seattle area providing total dental care, crowns, bridges, fillings, cosmetic dentistry, cleanings and extractions. Dental insurance and medical coupons are accepted. Specialties include dentures: new/partial/relines/fast repair. "Treat our patients with high quality dental care without high dental fees". Dr Nowak feels that increasing reimbursement rates and fees might be good for individual dentists, they are not good for her patients. People already pay plenty for their heath care. They shouldn't have to pay the huge costs in when they visit a dentist. Dr Nowak can give you a smile so stunning it will turn heads! Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you! A beautiful smile will give you more confidence and make you look and feel younger

    • 1904 3rd Ave Ste 500
    • Seattle, WA 98101
    • (206) 673-4261
    • 509 Olive Way Ste 1238
    • Seattle, WA 98101
    • (206) 623-7591

      Our Dental office is centrally located in Downtown Seattle and our mission is to provide the highest quality Dental care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We are committed to excellence in our field, and utilize the latest technological advances along with the knowledge and experience of 30 years of practicing dentistry to ensure you receive the finest care possible. We specialize in Zoom Teeth Whitening, simple to complex Implant Restorations, General Restorative and Preventive Dentistry and have our own In House Dental Laboratory. We are conveniently located near the Amazon campus within the Denny Triangle.

      • 720 Olive Way #830 #830
      • Seattle, WA 98101
      • (206) 623-2273
      • 2101 4th Ave Suite 2330 Ste 2330
      • Seattle, WA 98121
      • (206) 770-0260


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