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    I think I have a cavity

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    In all my almost 23 years of life I've never had a cavity but I think I have one now. It's really shallow and only hurts when I bite something cold or hard so I'm not too concerned but I still think I should go to the dentist. I don't want to go back to the dentist I perviously saw because my former coworker who initially referred me to him had a really bad experience and is in the process of reporting him so I'm not quite sure what to do. Do I call tricare and tell them that I need to see a new dentist or do I just find one who accepts TDP and make an appointment with them? Also, If I go in just for a filling will it be covered??? TIA!!
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    You can go to any dentist you want as long as they accept the insurance. If you just went in though, I would see about getting your X-rays. I think that would be the only issue you might run into in regards to the insurance possibly not paying for X-rays again.

    I don't remember the exact percentage but I believe insurance covers 80%. I am on my phone & not at home so I can't look it up in the book I have of coverage. You can go to the insurance website though. It will tell you. I do not have the link though handy.
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    TRICARE Dental Program - Costs

    ^covered percents based on ranks.


    It also has a link to the booklet

    You can even find a dentist there

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    Its possible its not a cavity, but a sensitive tooth. I had that issue and told my dentist and it was related to a filling I had and sensitive teeth. Changing my toothpaste has helped a ton.

    I would still find a new dentist who accepts tricare and go in. Like PP's have said, make sure you check about xrays, but you should still go in.
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    Awesome thanks everyone!

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