Before the doctor and the hospital will allow the surgery to take place, they have asked for a "Total Joint replacement, dental evaluation and clearance." I have seen the dentist and she found two teeth broken below the gum line that were abscessed. Since she could not extract them herself, she sent me to an oral surgeon. According to MedicareInteractive.com and "The National Council on Aging", "Medicare will cover some dental services if they are required to protect your general health, or you need dental care in order for another health service that Medicare covers to be successful." and "Original Medicare may pay for dental services that are medically necessary prior to another Medicare-covered medical procedure." Would the extraction of the two diseased teeth be covered under Medicare in this instance?'