If you are 65+ years old or know people who are, or that you are on disability, you probably have wondered if Medicare covers the cost of dental procedures. It’s fair to assume that oral-care is a part of general health and should be covered under Medicare. However, for whatever reason, oral-health is considered its own thing when it comes to insurance laws and regulations strangely even though it’s very much a part of one’s body!
Some of Soothing Dental dentists, are Medicare providers and therefore can perform certain operations that are related to oral-care. However, unlike dental insurances, it’s not easy to say if a certain procedure is or isn’t covered by Medicare. It all depends on clinical conditions of the patients and what their needs are. The determination can only be done by a dentist who is also a Medicare provider. We try to provide some information on what might or might not be covered by Medicare in the dental world so that you know your options.
Does Medicare cover 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, Medicare does cover the cost for addressing the issues with infected teeth which have lead to infected bones. Some procedures that are involved in performing dental implants might also be covered by Medicare. However, what is and what isn’t covered is determined on a case by case basis and subject to review.
If you are covered under Medicare and are thinking of dental implants or any type of oral surgery like bone grafting contact our offices and book an appointment for a consult with one of our Medicare dentists. After the examination they are able to tell you how much Medicare could help and how much your cost will be to address the issue at hand. In a lot of cases, Medicare pays up to $20,000 for oral health related procedures for qualified patients.
Contact our offices by calling +1 415 989 3953.