Children need good dental care in order for their teeth and gums to develop properly. Medicaid covers many dental services, however, it can be tricky to figure out what services are covered and what aren't.
Read on to learn more about what dental services are covered by Medicaid.
Benefits of Medicaid
As of October 2010, about 38% of eligible children received Medicaid-covered dental service. This means that there is still a large portion of kids not getting the dental care they need.
Currently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is working with government partners, dentists, and other groups to make sure more children have access to dental care under Medicaid and other programs.
Under Medicaid, your child has access to the following dental services, at minimum:
Relief of pain and infections
Restoration of teeth
Maintenance of dental health
Kool Smiles Accepts Medicaid and Other Forms of Payment
Locating a dentist who accepts Medicaid shouldn't mean you have to sacrifice quality when it comes to your child's treatment.
At Kool Smiles, we like to give our patients high quality dental care in a welcoming environment that kids will love. We have over 120 convenient office locations because we believe you shouldn't have to travel far to get the quality dental services your children deserve.