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What is not covered?

3.12 Dental treatment/gum disease

This includes surgical operations for the treatment of bone disease when related to gum disease or damage, or treatment for, or arising from disorders of the temporomandibular joint.

Examples: We do not pay for tooth decay, gum disease, jaw shrinkage or loss, damaged teeth, etc.

Exception: We pay for a surgical operation carried out by a consultant to:

  • put a natural tooth back into a jaw bone after it is knocked out or dislodged in an accident
  • treat irreversible bone disease involving the jaw(s) which cannot be treated in any other way, but not if it is related to gum disease or tooth disease or damage
  • surgically remove a complicated, buried or impacted tooth root, for example in the case of an impacted wisdom tooth.

Exception: If you have the Bupa Malta Private Hospital Cover – Premier Option and the Bupa Malta International Cover – Gold Option we pay for emergency dental treatment.

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LifeStar Health Limited acts as an insurance agent for Bupa Global Designated Activity Company (Bupa Global DAC), which has passported its services through the European Passport Rights for Insurance and Reinsurance Undertakings. LifeStar Health Limited is enrolledid as an insurance agent under the Insurance Distribution Act, Cap 487 of the Laws of Malta and is regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority of Notabile Road, Attard BKR 3000, Malta and subject to limited regulation by the Central Bank of Ireland.


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