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Does medicare provide dental coverage for retired americans?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Special cases

Generally medicare does not cover routine dental care, including fillings, extractions, dentures, etc.
See the following site for cases where medicare will cover: http://www.Medicare.Com/services-and-procedures/dental/medicare-and-dental-plans.Html for routine care, one needs a dental care/discount plan. Clinics at dental schools may offer services at reduced rates.

In brief: Special cases

Generally medicare does not cover routine dental care, including fillings, extractions, dentures, etc.
See the following site for cases where medicare will cover: http://www.Medicare.Com/services-and-procedures/dental/medicare-and-dental-plans.Html for routine care, one needs a dental care/discount plan. Clinics at dental schools may offer services at reduced rates.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ryan Woodman
Dentistry

In brief: No

Medicare does not cover dental problems.
Even when related to a systemic disease like sjogran's (where you don't make saliva), you will have an uphill and losing battle. Your best bet is to maintain great preventive care rather than simply letting everything go. A once-a-year exam with x-rays and cleaning or 2 for a healthy person will be less than your cell phone bills and you catch things early!

In brief: No

Medicare does not cover dental problems.
Even when related to a systemic disease like sjogran's (where you don't make saliva), you will have an uphill and losing battle. Your best bet is to maintain great preventive care rather than simply letting everything go. A once-a-year exam with x-rays and cleaning or 2 for a healthy person will be less than your cell phone bills and you catch things early!
Dr. Ryan Woodman
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