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is gum disease covered in hospital?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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
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
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Dr. Jerry Brown
Dr. Jerry Brown commented
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Some hospitals have departments of dentistry where they may offer periodontal treatment. Apprehensive patients or individuals who have medical conditions have received surgical periodontal treatment as day patients in a hospital setting.
Jul 26, 2018
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
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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