Texas Health Steps Dental Program

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Information on the Your Texas Benefits Medicaid Card

Texas Health Steps dental checkups are recommended every 3-6 months, starting at 6 months of age. Below are the different types of dental health services offered for children and young adults who have Medicaid.

Preventive Services include:

  • Dental examinations (initial or periodic)
  • Cleaning (prophylaxis)
  • Oral health education
  • Application of topical fluoride
  • Application of sealants to certain teeth
  • Maintenance of space

Treatment Services include:

  • Restorations (fillings, crowns)
  • Endodontic treatment (pulp therapy, root canals)
  • Periodontic treatment (gum disease)
  • Prosthodontics (full or partial dentures)
  • Oral surgery (extractions)
  • Implant services and Maxillofacial prosthetics

Emergency Dental Services include:

  • Procedures necessary to control bleeding, relieve pain, and eliminate acute infection
  • Procedures that are required to prevent imminent loss of teeth
  • Treatment of injuries to the teeth or supporting structures

Orthodontic Services include:

(Prior authorization is needed)

  • Correction of cleft palate
  • Crossbite therapy
  • Treatment for severe, handicapping malocclusion
  • Treatment for facial accidents involving severe traumatic deviation

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Last updated July 17, 2013