Most common D0740 code reviews : Interim caries-arresting medicament application, Posterior-anterior or lateral skull and facial bone survey radiographic image or Posterior-anterior or lateral skull and facial bone survey film.
Prophylaxis-adult. For payment purposes, the distinction between the adult and child dentition is determined by contract. Any fee in excess is Disallowed and not chargeable to the Patient. In the absence of group contract language regarding age, a person age fourteen (14) and older is considered an adult for benefit determination purposes of a prophylaxis-adult.
A detailed and extensive problem-focused evaluation entails extensive diagnostic and cognitive modalities ased on the findings of a comprehensive oral evaluation.D0740 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.
This code, D0740 treatment of root canal obstruction; non-surgical access, is intended to be used in cases where there is complete calcification of 50% or more of the canal length, not diameter. This code may also be used to report he removal of separated files or other obstructions (but not posts) left in the root canal by another practitioner.
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.