Does Medicaid Cover My Child’s Dentist?

With Medicaid coverage, your child’s dental services are usually covered. But, it can be tricky to find a dentist who accepts Medicaid.

Knowing what is covered and where you can find a dentist who accepts Medicaid can save you stress and money when your children need to see the dentist.

Are Your Children Covered by Medicaid?

If you want to know if you qualify for Medicaid coverage, HealthCare.gov has an online screening process that can tell you if you’re eligible. It’ll allow you to find out if you qualify in just minutes.

Medicaid Dental Coverage

If you’re a parent with Medicaid coverage, it’s important to know what treatments are covered before you take your child in to see a dentist. Medicaid covers a range of dental services for kids under the age of 21.

Some of these services include:

  • Screening: Before the dentist can take any action, he or she must look at your child’s teeth to make sure everything’s alright. After screening, the dentist can then make a recommendation for treatment.
  • General Care: This type of treatment qualifies as anything used to stop pain felt by infection or restore damaged teeth.
  • Preventive Care: These treatments stop issues from happening to your kids’ teeth in the future. Dental cleanings are a common form of preventive care. This also covers when the dentist talks to your children about how to brush and floss their teeth at home.
  • Emergency Services: Emergency situations like bleeding, unexpected loss of an adult tooth, or unexpected toothache are all covered by Medicaid. In any true emergency, your first step should be to call 911 for instructions and treatment. 

How to Find a Dental Office That Accepts Your Medicaid Coverage

The friendly dentists at Kool Smiles always accept Medicaid without limiting the number of children we see every day.

We have over 120 convenient locations around the country and even have offices in many communities where no other dental services are available.

Call Kool Smiles Today for Medicaid Dental Coverage

We believe that all children have the right to quality dental care at an affordable price. Call Kool Smiles today to set up an appointment, and see why we’re a great choice in children’s dental care.

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Sources:

ADA: http://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/medicaid-and-medicare

HealthCare.gov: https://www.healthcare.gov/screener/