When the dentist tells you he’ll give you an injection, you might think it’s just a routine checkup.
But there are some risks involved.
And you should be prepared for them.
In a recent article, The Wall Street Journal reported on how Americans are paying for dental services at rates far above the average in the developed world.
That’s because most people don, or can’t, pay the full cost of a visit.
That means they end up paying hundreds of dollars for treatments, even when they get the best care.
According to a study released this year by the Kaiser Family Foundation, more than half of American adults pay for their dental care out of pocket.
Some 60 percent pay out of their own pockets.
The most common reason people don’ t pay for treatment is because they can’t afford it.
The Journal found that the average cost of an annual dental checkup is $5,000, and in some cases it’s as much as $10,000.
In many cases, these costs are borne by the patient, said Robert W. Smith, president and chief executive of the American Dental Association.
“The patients should be responsible for paying for the cost,” he said.
“You can’t just get the treatment and expect it to be covered by insurance.”
In the United States, a patient with high dental costs is more likely to be charged a deductible than a patient without high dental cost.
Thats because people who pay a deductible are less likely to have coverage.
If they do have insurance, the deductible is typically a smaller amount than the cost of treatment.
But the higher the deductible, the greater the chance that a patient may not be able to pay.
According a report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, dental coverage varies across the country.
Most people pay their deductible for the full year, but some also get insurance coverage through work.
And many don’t receive dental care in person.
The average deductible for a family of four is $3,000 and for a single person, $1,400, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
People who have private insurance can get dental coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
That could mean a deductible of $5 for preventive services, or $10 for oral care.
But if they don’t get the insurance, it is $10 per day.
The Affordable Care and Affordable Care Reconciliation Act (ACA) was passed in 2010 and requires insurers to offer insurance to people with incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level.
But many people who qualify for that are not able to afford the cost.
In some cases, people may have no dental coverage at all, even if they are eligible for Medicare.
Obamacare requires insurance companies to cover preventive services.
But a large majority of Americans don’t pay for these services.
Many people don t have health insurance at all.
And, because dental care is one of the few preventive services that insurers cover, many people are paying more for them than they would if they were insured.
In 2010, the Kaiser family of three paid $1.1 million for preventive care, or nearly 40 percent of their annual income.
According to the ACA, preventive care is covered at the deductible for all people earning less than 138 percent of federal poverty guidelines.
But if you do get covered, it can be hard to find the money to pay the deductible.
Many insurance companies will cover a portion of the deductible but not the full amount.
Some will cover only part of the cost and charge a higher premium.
And in some states, you may need to pay out-of-pocket.
In the article, Smith said that people who do not pay their deductibles should not assume they will be covered for preventive and dental care.
The deductible will be set by the insurer and may vary depending on what services are covered and whether the cost is covered by a job, joint, or other type of insurance.
And if you are not covered, you can still get care for other health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.