Dental Emergencies: Do You Know What to Do?

No matter how careful you are, dental emergencies can strike at any time. Make sure you’re prepared for any dental issues that may arise by knowing how your dental plan covers emergency care and what to do in the case of a dental emergency.

During a dental emergency, deductibles, annual maximums and co-pays should remain the same as they are for standard dental care. Many dentists provide after-hours numbers, so at your next appointment ask your dentist what number to call in case of an emergency.

Coverage during travel largely depends on location. Because Delta Dental’s network is nationwide, you will likely be able to find in-network dentists while traveling inside the U.S. If an emergency does occur during a trip, you can easily search for a participating dentist near your location by using the “Find a Dentist” search tool using the mobile app.

For additional information, check out Delta Dental’s blog article on what to do during a dental emergency. You can also view the attached flier, which contains tips for emergency situations. Information on Illinois Tech’s dental plans can be found on the HR Portal Dental benefits page.