Most common D3361 code reviews : Teledentistry-asynchronous; information stored and forwarded to dentist for subsequent review - disallowed, Scaling and debridement in the presence of inflammation or mucositis of a single implant, including leaning of the implant surfaces, without flap entry and closure or Resin-based composite - four or more surfaces or involving the incisal angle (anterior).
Intraoral-complete series (including bitewings). Individually listed intraoral radiographs by the same dentist/dental office are considered a complete series, usually 14-22 images, intended to display the crowns and roots of all teeth, periapical areas and alveolar bone, if the fee for individual radiographs equals or exceeds the fee for a complete series on the same date of service, any fee in excess for the fee for a full mouth series of radiographs is Disallowed.
Procedure in D3361 which the nearly exposed pulp is covered with a protective dressing to protect the pulp from dditional injury and to promote healing and repair via formation of secondary dentin This code is not to be used for bases and iners when all caries has been removed.
A patient is referred for evaluation and treatment The patient`s dentist began the treatment , but a perforation of the pulpal floor occurred. After clinical and radiographic examination, you inform the patient that the perforation ight be repairable After access cavity preparation, you determine that the perforation for D3361 is repairable Endodontic treatment is completed, and the perforation is repaired with appropriate material.
Prefabricated post and core in addition to crown is payable only on a completed endodontically treated tooth. If sufficient tooth structure remains, the fee for the post and core is Disallowed. **A prefabricated post and core for an anterior tooth is Benefited only when there is insufficient tooth structure to support an indirectly fabricated restoration. If sufficient tooth structure remains, the fee for the post and core is Disallowed.
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