Most common D8238 code reviews : Pulpal Debridement, Primary or Permanent Tooth - Paid to the general dentist that will not be completing the endodontic treatment, Bone replacement graft - retained natural tooth - each additional site in quadrant or Resin-based composite - four or more surfaces or involving the incisal angle (anterior).
Sealant-per tooth Sealants and/or Preventive Resin Restorations are Benefited once per tooth on the occlusal surface of permanent first and second molars for Patients through age fifteen (15). The teeth must be free from caries orrestorations on the occlusal surface. A sealant or preventive resin restoration done on the same date of service and on the same surface as a restoration is considered a component of the restoration, and the fee for the sealant or preventive resin restoration is Disallowed.
Procedure in D8238 which the nearly exposed pulp is covered with a protective dressing to protect the pulp from dditional injury and to promote healing and repair via formation of secondary dentin This code is not to be used for bases and iners when all caries has been removed.
Scaling and debridement in the presence of inflammation or mucositis of a single implant, including cleaning of the implant surfaces, without flap entry and closure. (When submitted with prophy, considered inclusive of prophy; no separate benefit for 6081 or when submitted alone or in multiples, allow to pay as prophy, but subject to prophy limitation.)
Prefabricated post and core in addition to crown is payable only on a completed endodontically treated tooth. If sufficient tooth structure remains, the fee for the post and core is Disallowed. **A prefabricated post and core for an anterior tooth is Benefited only when there is insufficient tooth structure to support an indirectly fabricated restoration. If sufficient tooth structure remains, the fee for the post and core is Disallowed.