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Is root canal treatment necessary for a kidney transplant recipient to sustain transplant?

Writing for a family member- kidney transplant recipient needs root canal-was told insurance would cover it-sent forms back & forth between dentist & transplant coordinator two or three times now-each time told a different form needs filled out or more complete info. is needed as to why root canal is necessary for transplant sustainability & retention . Have been told root canal is necessary to keep kidney from rejection/failing. What info. is the insurance looking for to approve this procedure, or how must it be worded? After all, once the dentist & dr. fill out these forms you are good to go has now failed 3 times. Please help-the situation is getting worse as the tooth is becoming visibly darker-I know that s not a good sign. Transplant has been healthy for 9 yrs. We would like it to stay that way. Thank you for your help.
Asked On : Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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Root canal treatment is done to remove the infected pulp as well as to drain th pus at the periapical area.
Its better to get the treatment done as soon as possible to prevent further progression of infection.Take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics.
Maintain oral hygiene well.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Get routine dental check up.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 4 Jun 2013
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