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How can I get a TMJ surgery paid for? Is it by dental or medical insurance?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Some insurance companies have specific exclusions and/or limited benefits for TMJ treatment and/or surgery.
If you require TMJ surgery, your surgeon's office can contact your insurance company and submit supporting documentation for the surgery. Unfortunately, your insurance company has the final say, whether it is a covered benefit or not.

In brief: Depends

Some insurance companies have specific exclusions and/or limited benefits for TMJ treatment and/or surgery.
If you require TMJ surgery, your surgeon's office can contact your insurance company and submit supporting documentation for the surgery. Unfortunately, your insurance company has the final say, whether it is a covered benefit or not.
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Dr. Woojin Woody Kwon
TMJ clinic usually will work with both medical and dental insurances to get the maximum benefits for your surgery.
Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Insurance for TMJ

Tmj surgery may or may not be paid for by either medical or dental insurance.
It's more likely to be covered by medical than dental insurance. Dental insurance usually has a relatively low minimum and won't cover hospitalization. Your TMJ surgeon may need to provide your medical insurance carrier with appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes in order for it to be covered. We have had good results.

In brief: Insurance for TMJ

Tmj surgery may or may not be paid for by either medical or dental insurance.
It's more likely to be covered by medical than dental insurance. Dental insurance usually has a relatively low minimum and won't cover hospitalization. Your TMJ surgeon may need to provide your medical insurance carrier with appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes in order for it to be covered. We have had good results.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: TMJ insurance?

Most often medical insurance.
Sometimes dental insurance. You have to explore your written benefits of both areas. Varies widely from company to company, and state to state.

In brief: TMJ insurance?

Most often medical insurance.
Sometimes dental insurance. You have to explore your written benefits of both areas. Varies widely from company to company, and state to state.
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