Medicaid Doesn't Cover Major Dental Needs
For people 21 years and older Florida Medicaid only covers emergency dental services to alleviate pain and infections.
More than 2.7 million visits to the ER in 2017 were tied to preventable dental problems.
Providing comprehensive dental benefits to Medicaid-enrolled adults reduces costly emergency department (ED) visits for dental conditions
I Have Medicaid Dental Insurance but My Dental Pain Continues!
By Jennifer C., Hillsborough County
“I’m a mom with two children one of which has special needs. I had to stop working to take care of him full time, which means I qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid’s dental program limits the number and type of services you can get each year. Usually, root canals aren’t covered and cost around $2,000. That’s not something I can afford.”
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