My patient has no bone loss and heavy deposit with 5-6mm pockets. I planned 4 quad sc/rp but that tissue is likely going to heal nicely… when can I put her back on prophy?
Question: My patient has no bone loss and heavy deposit with 5-6mm pockets. I planned 4 quad sc/rp but that tissue is likely going to heal nicely... when can I put her back on prophy? Or does she HAVE to be 4346 for life now?
1. Is dental insurance paying for this procedure yet? 2. As a norm, does the appointment last one hour or over several appointments, similar to scaling and root planing? 3. Can we use the adult prophylaxis code directly after (say if the 4346 code is valid for 1 appt, could adult prophy follow it a week or so later, or does it need to be several months from it?)
Question: When would we use the 4346 code as my Dr pointed out that a lot of our patients have inflammation. When do we use this and also then we can’t do a reg exam after? We would have to reappoint every time?? Or would that be just for new patients then we switch to the 01110 code after?
Question: I have seen offices create an internal code and have seen recommendations to use CDT 09215. Please advise.
Ivoclar has the only antimicrobial varnish. They are getting the same questions that I get on what code to use for this varnish. Help!
Question: Ivoclar has the only antimicrobial varnish. They are getting the same questions that I get on what code to use for this varnish. Can you help me with this?
The issue has to do with D0150 and D0180 and the use of D04910. We understand scenarios of D0120 with D4910, and D0180 and D4910. The question has to do with D150 and D4910. We could see a scenario where a perio pt returns after a three year absence from our practice and presents as periodontally stable. Would we be justified using D0150 with a D4910?
Question: If a patient is seen for site specific pain, a pax is taken, the DDS numbs the site and has the hygienist debride and place a site of Arrestin, can the hygienist bill out the D9110 under his/her initials? The DDS typically does not bill for LA when a patient comes in for D0140/D0220 for either a cracked tooth or a hot tooth needing RCT and are in extreme pain. Today was a first and I’m a little confused over who should or can get “credit” for the code. So is the hygienist who was directly involved. I don’t believe the palliative tx code specifically applies to the DDS when tracking production but thought I would ask you for input.