The cost of dental care could be a real challenge for a lot of families, especially for our seniors. Nearly 2/3 of Medicare enrollees have no separate dental insurance at all and more than 1/5 Medicare enrollees haven't seen a dentist in the last five years because of financial concerns. We're proud to announce that we're now a Medicare Certified Provider!
Does Medicare Cover any dental procedures?
According to Medicare's Website, "Medicare doesn't cover most dental care, dental procedures, or supplies, like cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, dentures, dental plates, or other dental devices." However, there is certain exceptions.
Dr. Nancy Jiang of Carlmont Dental Care is a certified provider for Medicare Part B. As a result, Dr. Jiang can perform certain operations under the coverage of Medicare that are related to oral health. Since routine dental care is not covered by Medicare, it's not easy to determine if certain procedure is or isn't covered by Medicare. Coverage will be determined on a case-by-case basis after thorough evaluation by Dr. Jiang.
When can I use my Medicare insurance towards my dental treatment?
Here are some of the most common situation where your Medicare Insurance can potentially be helpful:
Pain & swelling that is from infection of the tooth & surrounding bone
Certain procedure that are involved in performing dental implants & Bone graft
Exam & medically necessary treatment for patients in need of head & neck radiation due to underlying medical condition.
Exam & Treatment of damaged teeth or gum that are the direct result of a traumatic injury such as car accident, slip & fall etc.
How can I find out more about my Medicare Coverage?
If you are covered under Medicare and are interested in finding out if your Medicare insurance can help you achieve optimal oral health, please contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation
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