D3979

Dental Code

Current And Past Dental Terminology For D3979

Most common D3979 code reviews : Implant/abutment supported interim fixed denture for edentulous arch - maxillary - not covered, Scaling in the presence of generalized moderate or severe gingival inflammation - full mouth, after oral valuation or Posterior-anterior or lateral skull and facial bone survey film.

D3979 Procedures:

Non-autogenous connective tissue graft procedure (including recipient surgical site and donor material) - each additional contiguous tooth, implant or edentulous tooth position in same graft site. Local anesthesia is usually considered a component part of periodontal procedures, but dependent upon the plan will allow up to 50% of D3979 - allow up to a maximum of 3 teeth per quadrant

D3979 Dental Code

A detailed and extensive problem-focused evaluation entails extensive diagnostic and cognitive modalities ased on the findings of a comprehensive oral evaluation.D3979 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.

2019 D3979 CDT

Dental case management - patient education to improve oral health literacy. (Not covered service as opposed to when performed as follows: Disallowed when performed on same date of service as nutrition, tobacco counseling and/or oral hygiene instructions.)

2020 (Updated) Version D3979

Prefabricated esthetic coated stainless steel crown - primary tooth

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.

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