Are You and Your Teeth Ready for Vacation?
Nothing can ruin a relaxing vacation like a dental disaster. Before you gear up for summer, make sure you know what to do if any oral health emergencies come your way.
Get treatment quickly
Whether you’re dealing with a toothache, broken jaw or knocked-out teeth, don’t put off treatment. The longer you wait to see a dentist after a dental emergency, the longer you’ll be in pain and the more likely you’ll need more extensive work done.
Stay in network
Instead of waiting to go home to see your regular dentist, look for one of Delta Dental’s many network dentists. Whether you’re taking a road trip or flying to another state, you can stay in network almost anywhere in the country.
For added convenience on the go, download the Delta Dental app onto your smartphone. To find the app, just search for “Delta Dental” at the App Store or Google Play.
Keep your receipts
If you’re traveling abroad, you may be able to get out-of-network coverage. First, check your plan details to see if visiting an in-network dentist is a requirement of your plan. If not, you can receive partial or full reimbursement for covered procedures when you visit any licensed dentist, anywhere in the world. Just make sure to get a detailed receipt that includes the following:
- Date of service
- Name and address of dentist
- List of procedures and affected teeth
- Currency of payment
Then, when you get home, you’ll be able to submit this paperwork along with a claim form.
- Brochure helps travelers find safe dental care abroad
- Handling dental emergencies
- When disaster strikes, protect your smile
Published: July 2015
The oral health information on this website is intended for educational purposes only. You should always consult a licensed dentist or other qualified health care professional for any questions concerning your oral health.