Where To Find a Medicaid Dentist Or An Affordable Dentist?
While state Medicaid programs require federal rules to cover comprehensive dental services for children, coverage for adult dental services is optional and there are no minimum requirements for adult dental coverage. States frequently decide to recommend a more limited set of covered services than children or will offer no coverage at all.
Maintaining good oral health habits from adolescence to adulthood is beneficial for overall wellness. An adequate oral care routine that consists of brushing and flossing at home, combined with regular visits to the dentist, will keep the immune system healthy and protect the body from infection. Dental health is an important part of overall health, especially at an early age, however, some Americans have limited or no access to preventive, cosmetic, or restorative services.
Despite these needs, people who qualify for Medicaid may face obstacles in accessing oral health care and have their oral health suffer because of this more so than people with higher incomes. While most states offer at least emergency dental services for adults, less than half of the states now offer comprehensive dental care.
Medicaid Dentist for Children Must Include:
● Maintenance of dental health
● Restoration of teeth
● Relief of pain and infection(s)
Medicaid Dentist for Adults
Though there is a different variation of services depending on the state, these include, but are not limited to:
● Emergency services
● Periodontal services
● Preventive services
● Advanced restorative services
There is no minimum requirement for adult coverage.
Luckily, PanCare Health, a Patient-Centered Medical Home, offers Medicaid dentistry and all other insurances as well. For the uninsured, they offer a sliding fee scale (with documentation) to help patients afford dental care. Call the Marianna, FL location today to see how they can best serve you!