Most common D2012 code reviews : , Implant/abutment-supported interim fixed denture for edentulous arch, mandibular or Posterior-anterior or lateral skull and facial bone survey film.
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.
A detailed and extensive problem-focused evaluation entails extensive diagnostic and cognitive modalities ased on the findings of a comprehensive oral evaluation.D2012 integration of more extensive diagnostic modalities to develop a treatment lan for a specific problem is required The condition requiring this type of evaluation should be described and documented Examples f conditions requiring this type of evaluation may include dentofacial anomalies, complicated perio-prosthetic conditions, complex emporomandibular dysfunction, facial pain of unknown origin, severe systemic diseases requiring multi-disciplinary consultation.
A patient presents to your office with a buccal space abscess in the upper left quadrant eliminating the nasolabial fold The tooth has no history of previous trauma Clinical evaluation reveals a large resin with recurrent caries Endodontic testing is performed and tooth #10 is necrotic and severely responsive to percussion A periapical radiograph is taken and a 4mm x 5mm periapical lesion of endodontic origin is visualized. Palpation reveals a fluctuant buccal swelling centered apically to tooth #10. Incision and drainage performed with a drain sutured into place Endodontic treatment or retreatment can be initiated and calcium hydroxide placed Any additional treatments should be coded appropriately.
Endodontic therapy - molar tooth (excluding final restoration). The fee for palliative treatment is Disallowed when done In Conjunction With root canal therapy by the same dentist/dental office on the same date of service. Palliative treatment is payable on a separate date of service for relief of pain. Incompletely filled root canals are not payable, and the fee for the endodontic therapy is Disallowed. Post removal is not included in this procedure.