Does Medicare Cover Dentist visits?

Currently, Medicare does not cover visits to the dentist or dental procedures performed at the dentist’s office. Procedures such as, installing dentures, tooth extractions, semi-annual cleanings, fillings, x-rays are not covered at all. Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) will pay for some dental procedures if you are in the hospital. These procedures must be considered an emergency and/or life threatening to be covered under Part A.

Dental insurance has long been needed for our aging seniors. It’s not just cosmetic as some insurance companies have suggested over the years. A healthy mouth is very important to overall health and well-being. Ask any dentist or physician. By going to the dentist twice a year and keeping a good oral hygiene regimen, overall costs could be reduced. Prevention is the key when it comes to oral health.

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