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    Default Dentistry covered by medicare / healthcare card??

    So I'm having a lot of trouble with my wisdom teeth. A lot of pain and headaches. Also I have over crowding in my bottom teeth so there is just no room for them to cut through. I need them out.

    Unfortunately I'm a single mum on very low income. I'm still new to the whole medicare thing so I'm not sure - is any dentistry covered or made cheaper by medicare? I have a healtg caee card also...

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    I believe there is public dentistry available (covered by Medicare) but the waitlists are huge. Like several years for something like wisdom teeth which would be considered elective (compared to say someone who had a big gross infected abcess which was heading towards the bone which could be considered urgent)

    Availability of dental care in Australia is pretty bad for those who can't go private

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    Call your local hospital, they'll give you the number to call. If you're in pain you'll get priority but the wait could still be a few months.

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    In Queensland you'll have access to the public dental clinics with a health care card. It's completely covered by the Government, so no charge to you.


    There's a list of public clinics located in QLD here: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/oralhea...al_clinics.asp

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