Does dental insurance cover wisdom teeth removal?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Typically, a dental specialist called an oral and maxillofacial surgeon will remove your wisdom teeth. Since the procedure can be fairly involved sometimes, it may or may not be covered by your plan. It all depends on what type you have. So if your dentist recommends that you should have these third molars removed, call up your benefits office, your dental benefits plan membership person, or both to figure out whether they cover.

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