A 30-year-old female asked:
is gum disease covered in hospital?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
52 years experience Orthodontics
Probably not: Gum disease is a dental inflammatory infective disease. Usually not covered under medical insurance. It is diagnosed and treated by General Dentist or Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist.
Answered on Jul 29, 2018
Dr. Emran Rouf answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Usually not covered : Treatment for most gum diseases will not be covered inpatient. Dentists treat gum-related illnesses on an outpatient basis.
Answered on Jul 26, 2018
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi answered
24 years experience Dentistry
TYPICALLY NOT: Gum disease care or treatment is typically NOT a covered service under medical insurance. However, if your dentist gives you a diagnosis of "periodontal disease" ( = gum disease), your medical doctor can often justify ordering more diagnostics from your blood test. HbA1c, hsCRP, Cholesterol, PLAC, and vitamin D are common issues related to gum disease, so your doctor can run the test.
Answered on Jun 13, 2020
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