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Question: if oral surgery is determined to be necessary by an Oral surgeon, and it has nothing to do with teeth, would Medicare cover it, or would it be necessary to see a ENT doctor?

Anthony - an oral surgeon is actually consider an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.  As such, many of the treatments provided by an ENT can be provided by a skilled and educated oral and maxillofacial surgeon.  Likewise, some ENT doctors try to treat dental problems.

So it should not be a problem, as long as the oral surgeon is knowledgeable in the procedures he treats his patients.  

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.


Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor at State University School of Dentistry.

American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

BA- University of Connecticut DMD-University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Residency - Roosevelt Hospital, NYC

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