Hello Dr. Hall,
I was wondering if you can tell me if medical insurance would cover the treatment of my teeth from tetracycline damage? My teeth are very weak and sensitive. I am afraid to bite into anything because I have chipped my front teeth before and I was hoping that because my teeth were damaged due to tetracycline to treat multiple infections due to asthma when I was a child. Please advise.
– Jessica from Idaho
It would sound reasonable that medical insurance would cover treating the side effects of a medical treatment like tetracycline teeth stains. But in reality, the medical policies usually list exclusions of any dental work. I have not heard of a case of medical insurance helping to pay for any treatment of tetracycline teeth stains.
But if you want to get a more authoritative answer as regards to your particular medical plan, I would call the insurance company and ask.
– Dr. Hall
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