Question

Will dental plans pay for incomplete endodontic therapy?

Maybe. Some dental plans will pay 30-50% of their allowable endodontic fee when D3332 is reported. These carriers typically require a narrative that provides the diagnosis and any additional diagnostic information (radiographs) available plus an explanation of why the root canal procedure was not completed. The narrative should also include documentation explaining the total time and number of appointments invested before determining the need for extraction. The extraction should be coded separately whether performed during the same or subsequent appointment.

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