Medicare does not cover dental. My Dad is recovering from sepsis. The doctor is almost certain it came through his gums. His bottom front teeth are all broken and rotted and the gums are badly swollen and inflamed. The doctor says the teeth need to be pulled or he is at risk for more infection. My Mom said that Medicare will not cover this because it is dental, my sister who is health proxy told her this. I was under the impression that as long as there was a medical need, medicare would pay for oral issues. Is that true? If so how would one go about appealing to Medicare?