yohanlon wrote: »
Your not tied to any dentist with a medical card like you are with a doctor so can get treatment done whereever you like, however the first dentist you visit will more than likely do your examination and claim it on your card so visiting a 2nd dentist you may have to pay privately for an exam before they'll do fillings.
Hope this helps
HairMare wrote: »
Is there any grounds by which they will cover a root canal any more?
Kristopherus wrote: »
This is from a Handout I got in a Dental Surgery last week:
"Certain below the line treatment i.e. Periodontal Treatment, Root Canal Treatment & Dentures may be covered by the HSE. An application is submitted to HSE (Region) seeking approval prior to any treatment commencement. HSE(Region) will base their decision on certain medical conditions determined by the HSE."
Make of that what you will, but if you go ahead, make sure you or the Dentist have received the appropriate approval.
HairMare wrote: »
I take it screaming the house down in pain doesn't count? Im not sure what specification of tooth it is, not at very front but visible all the same. Thanks for replies il ask my dentist first thing
davo10 wrote: »
In the HSE's opinion, if it is any further back than the canine (eye) tooth, extraction is the treatment of choice, retention would be for cosmetic reasons.
Terry Wogans Inner Thigh wrote: »
How can I get a check up for my 4 year old on the medical card? Do I make an appointment with the community dentist? She grinds her teeth a lot in her sleep and I'm worried it might cause her damage.
davo10 wrote: »
Over 16 years of age, a check is covered by medical card once a year with participating dentists. Under 16 years of age a check is free only with community/health board dentists as HSE has direct responsibility for kids up to 16. Contact your local HSE head quarters for details. Also if child is at school, contact the school for name of HSE dentist assigned to that school.
Chavez wrote: »
My daughter also grinds her teeth. Have been back and forth to the dentist over the last couple of years because I'm always worrying about it. She cracked and broke a back tooth from it. Every time they say not to worry as they are just the milk teeth. The only time you should worry is if it continues when she has her adult teeth.
The last time I went [around two months ago], I told her of my concerns that her teeth were really small and almost to the gum at the top front. I asked was there a shield/guard she could wear at night to protect them. I was told it's not recommended! But I could go and buy a sports guard if it bothered me so much. So, I did! I bought one online for kids that moulds to the shape of the kids mouth. And we haven't looked back. She wears it every night [that we remember XD] and I feel better knowing she's not going to grind right into pulp or break her teeth and cause severe pain.
So if you have no joy getting into a dentist, just a thought on buying a guard maybe
Ray Shrilling Stovepipe wrote: »
All kids grind there teeth, its sounds aweful and the baby teeth often look very very worn by the time they fall out.
A bite guard in a growing child can possibly cause restriction in the growth of her jaws and is not recommended. I know you trying to do the best for your child but this one is counter intuitive.
Tabitharose wrote: »
hi, can anyone advise what a medical card covers, in relation to an abscess on a front tooth? does it cover anything for replaacing the tooth (denture or other) if the tooth needs to be removed? thanks in advance
Additional treatments for example, teeth cleaning are available to those persons with specific medical conditions and again, your dentist will be able to advise you of your entitlement if this is the case.
Ageyev wrote: »
Has anyone got more information on the "some additional treaments" which might be available on medical card with "HSE approval"?http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/2/dental/
Are the medical conditions list on the link above guaranteed to meet HSE approval for necessary treatment or does a decision rest on the whims of a HSE deciding officer? Have the HSE been any more generous with these "pre-approval needed" treatments since the recent 2011 guidelines? Has the economic recovery trickled down into medical card dental services or is it really strict?
Big_G wrote: »
It depends on what area you are in, I believe it is at the discretion of the local principal surgeon.