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What type of dental work will medicaid cover?
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Medicaid and dental work
In our experience Medicaid usually covers necessary mandatory treatment which does not include elective procedures. The goal of this treatment is to improve patient`s comfort level, remove from pain and provide the easiest type of treatment. Most of these procedures will include extractions of the teeth, restorations, removable an partial dentures. Unfortunately Medicaid will not cover any "sophisticated" type of treatment like crown lengthening, implants, locators for removable...
What dental treatment does medicaid cover
Medicaid coverage varies from state to state. Generally speaking treament is for relief of tooth pain not for cosmetic services.
Dentists and Medicaid Coverage
Our practice is located in Los Angeles, California. We have always accepted medicaid patients, who are referred to as Dentical patients. Our practice is on a list of providers for Dentical patients and low income families with children who need dental work . Many dentists will not even bother with Dentical patients because of the billing involved and the fees they receive for their work are so low. Now because of the state's budget crises, they have cut back on who is covered...
Medicaid Dental Plan Coverage
Dental work provided by Medicaid varies from state to state. Some states provide comprehensive care for all patients while other states may only cover basic preventive services. Most states also require Medicaid recipients to obtain their dental care from a closed panel of dental providers. Check with your local Medicaid office for details on what your specific state plan provides for dental care. Also check the list of providers in your area. It is best to...
Patients who have medicaid insurance for dental should make sure that the dentist is part of there medicaid plan, what that means is that the dentist needs to be on the medicaid list in order for you to receive benefits. As far as treatment medicaid usually covers treatment like fillings, dentures, cleanings any necessary x-rays even crowns the only type of treatment that's not covered are cosmetics veneers, whitening, implants, ect. The best way to know is to make sure...