Medical Billing for Dental Procedures

Great news! We may be able to use your medical benefits to take care of some of your dental health needs.

Any time you have a procedure done that is medical and not just dental, you may bill medical insurance. If you require care for a problem that is both medical and dental, billing your medical insurance may help with the cost.

Common dental services that can be billed to medical insurance include:

  • Exams, radiographs and consultations for dental procedures that are medically necessary
  • Many oral surgical procedures
  • Excisions
  • Biopsies
  • Mouth reconstruction to correct damage from trauma or genetics
  • Endodontic treatment to correct damage from trauma or medical conditions
  • TMD treatment including treatment of myofascial pain
  • Emergency treatment for oral inflammation
  • Non-surgical sleep apnea procedures
  • Treatment for patients who are pregnant or have medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, hormonal conditions and Parkinson’s disease
  • Procedures for patients who need radiation treatment
  • Dental implants for loss of teeth due to trauma or systemic conditions such as tumors, cysts, radiation therapy, cancer or genetics
  • Dental implants for bone atrophy that leads to dentures not fitting correctly and resulting in difficulties with chewing and getting adequate nutrition
  • Surgery that first requires a dental clearance for the patient.

If you have any questions, have your medical insurance in hand and give our medical billing specialist Sheila a call at 773-684-5702 or send her an email at udpdentistry.com! We look forward to providing you with dental care in Chicago, Illinois.