If a person with Medicaid who isnt working right now has a *moderate* dental problem that requires an EXTRA deep cleaning/procedure that is beyond what happens in a typical cleaning/check up, would it be financially wiser to check up on it NOW while not working (On basic Medicaid), or after working?

—Please read carefully in its entirety.

ASSUMING IT IS NOT AN URGENT PROCEDURE.

I have tufts and am based in Rhode Island, in late 20’s.

So like I’d probably need to get a general dental check up, and from there, they’d probably refer me to a deep cleaning procedure (regardless of whether it happens that day or not).

Like basically when you have poor man’s insurance that usuallycovers a lot more, right? Or does it. Again, this requires an extra procedure/deep cleaning. Let’s just call it a deep cleaning procedure. I don’t wanna use specifics here, because I will receive medical advice – I do not want medical device. Just assume it is a basic deep cleaning procedure.

It will require a basic appointment AND a deep cleaning procedure on top.

So suppose I’m going to try working in two months exactly — not before nor after –

When I’m working I’ll probably have something else besides Medicaid/an inferior coverage than Medicaid, right? (Due to my increased income) Say I’m working 30 to 35 hours a week at $17 an hour.

Like basically what I’m trying to figure out, would it be like way, way financially wiser to get this dental thing done NOW while I have this ultra deluxe poor man’s insurance (aka Medicaid for someone who makes literally $0/yr right now)?, (REGARDLESS OF THE URGENCY OF THE DENTAL ISSUE).

( I can’t ask my insurance because they wouldn’t know what type of insurance I’d have while working, so they can’t compare obviously. ) neither can you guys, exactly, but I’m just looking for a *general* idea. Because I am a complete NOOB to all of this stuff.

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In other words, in sum, would it be financially wiser to fully address this non-urgent issue NOW while not working (on basic Medicaid), or probably after working?

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