Oral and maxillofacial surgery can correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the mouth.
A medical or dental benefits and insurance plan may cover oral surgery. Which plan covers it depends upon:
Coverage under your medical or dental plan
We define oral surgery in two ways:
Oral surgery that is medical in nature is typically covered by a medical plan. It involves:
Surgery that is dental in nature involves the teeth. Tooth surgery is typically covered by a dental plan.
You will be reimbursed under the plan that considers oral surgery a covered service.
To verify how your surgery may be covered:
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