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    will medicare and medicaid cover basic dental cre such as cleaning and fillings

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    What Medicare Dental Coverage Pays For

    Dentists routinely rate Medicare's oral health benefits as none, or next to zero, since they are limited to services deemed medically necessary, such as a dental exam prior to kidney transplantation or heart valve replacement, extractions performed in preparation for radiation treatment involving the jaw or jaw reconstruction following accidental injury.

    Medicare does not cover routine dental care or most dental procedures such as cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions or dentures.

    However, efforts in Congress, particularly the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, have created incentives for Medicare-managed plans (not subject to the strict regulations of Medicare itself) to offer enhanced dental benefits.

    Medicare will pay for some dentistry-related hospitalizations; for example, if you develop an infection after having a tooth pulled or you require observation during a dental procedure because you have a health-threatening condition. In such cases, Medicare will cover the costs of hospitalization and your dentist's treatment fee.

    Medicare will never cover any dental care specifically excluded from Original Medicare
    (i.e., dentures), even if you are in the hospital.

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