In most cases, Medicare does not cover dental services like routine cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, or items like dentures. In addition, Medicare Advantage may not provide enough coverage when you need it.

Some Dental Services Medicare May Cover:

  • Certain dental services you get when you’re admitted as a hospital inpatient for your dental procedure, either because of your underlying medical condition or the severity of the procedure. 
  • Specific inpatient or outpatient dental services directly related to certain covered medical treatments. In these cases, you must get the dental service because it’s linked to the success of the medical treatment you need, like:
    • An oral exam and dental treatment before you get a heart valve replacement or a bone marrow, organ, or kidney transplant. 
    • A procedure (like a tooth extraction) to treat a mouth infection before you get cancer treatment services like chemotherapy.
    • Treatment for a complication you experience while getting head and neck cancer treatment services.

Regarding your primary and overall dental care needs, consider shopping for a dental insurance plan that better fits your dental needs. Having good dental healthcare helps maintain good overall health. You can contact our member service line at 310-534-3444, where our team of experts will help you understand each plan’s different options and benefits. They will guide you in selecting the best plan to provide your family with the necessary coverage at a price that fits your budget.