Yes! And we are a Soonercare provider. Most individuals who have SoonerCare, which is Medicaid for Oklahoma residents, know the hospital benefits that they can get. However, they may not know that SoonerCare also entitles them to dental benefits as well such as wisdom teeth removal.
SoonerCare is given to individuals in Oklahoma who cannot afford medical care on their own. It provides essential medical care to those who qualify. These include adults with children under 19, children under the age of 19, pregnant women, individuals over the age of 65 and those with blindness or qualifying disabilities. Also covered are those who meet certain income qualifications.
To see if you qualify for SoonerCare, check out their website for eligibility guidelines and how to apply.
Wisdom teeth extraction is covered under SoonerCare. Because it is such an essential procedure, no one in Oklahoma should have to worry about being able to afford the procedure! There is no copay so it is completely free to anyone who is on the SoonerCare plan.
SoonerCare and Wisdom Teeth Removal: What You Need to Know
When it comes to a toothache, the last thing you need is a headache too when it comes to paying for it or understanding how it works. As a result, many people put off getting important dental work done or going to the dentist. When faced with something like wisdom teeth extraction, many individuals, even those covered under Soonercare, are more intimidated about paying for the procedure than the surgery itself. We’ve got good news. The process is very simple.
Our Process When Working with Soonercare Patients
Step 1. Soonercare patients either call our office directly or are referred to us by other dentists. We then schedule a consult at our office to do an exam and develop a plan. We do all the necessary paperwork and get them ready to go to Oklahoma Center for Orthopedic & Multi-Specialty Surgery (OCOM).
Step 2. The actual removal of the wisdom teeth is performed at OCOM by Dr. Templeton. All necessary follow up is at our office and handled by Dr. Templeton – NOT at OCOM.
Step 3. Our office bills Soonercare for the surgery and OCOM bills Soonercare for the anesthesia services. The patient has no out of pocket expense and all paperwork required is done by us and OCOM “behind the scenes.”
Can it Really Be That Easy?
YES! Having your wisdom teeth removed is an extremely important procedure not just for your mouth, but for your overall health. No one should ever have to put it off because of cost or because of uncertainty on how the process works if you have a Soonercare plan.
Please call us at (405) 216-3735 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today. As a Soonercare provider we will make your wisdom teeth removal as smooth and painless as possible.