Most common D7148 code reviews : Interim caries-arresting medicament application, Mesial/distal wedge procedure, single tooth (when not performed in conjunction with surgical procedures n the same sanatomical area) or Deep sedation/general anesthesia - each additional 15 minutes.
Anesthesia services are considered completed when the patient may be safely left under the observation of trained personnel and the doctor may safely leave the room to attend to other patients or duties. The level of anesthesia is determined by the anesthesia provider's documentation of the anesthetics effects upon the central nervous system and not dependent upon the route of administration.
This code indicates extensive diagnostic and cognitive modalities based on the findings of a comprehensive oral evaluation (D7148). It indicates that integration of more extensive diagnostic modalities is needed to develop a treatment plan for a specific problem. Description and documentation of the condition requiring this type of evaluation is necessary.D7148 Examples of conditions requiring this type of evaluation include: dentofacial anomalies, complex perio-prosthetic conditions, and conditions requiring multi-disciplinary consultation.
This code, D7148 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.
Preventive Resin Restoration in a moderate to high caries risk patient - permanent 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 or restorations 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.
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