Here in Massachusetts, MassHealth is one of the most common dental insurance programs for families. At All Pro Dental in Revere, we take MassHealth insurance. You may wonder what MassHealth covers for you and your children. The best resource is to go to MassHealth’s own website and figure out you and your children’s dental benefits. But here are a few common benefits everyone receives under MassHealth.
MassHealth provides children two dental cleanings per year. During a dental cleaning, a dental hygienist will help remove plaque, floss, and clean the teeth to help prevent future build-up of plaque. Frequently, a dental cleaning will also include routine X-rays. These are also covered by insurance and are helpful for the dental exam. After a cleaning, your child’s dentist will examine their teeth for any signs of decay or gum disease. MassHealth Dental covers a variety of procedures that can help reverse and treat dental decay and gum disease these include:
A variety of the above procedures need to be approved by MassHealth prior to the dentist providing them. Your dentist will let you know what procedures are included and what procedures require approval prior to scheduling the procedure. Your dentist can handle the approval request on your behalf. Generally speaking as long as the procedure is a medical necessity, there is no issue covering it. Cosmetic dentistry may not be covered by MassHealth. For more information please contact us!