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Dental care subsidy

If you are insured in Sweden, you can receive free dental care until the age of 22. The year you turn 23 and are required to pay for dental care, you can receive national dental care subsidy. If you have a special need of dental care, you may be eligible for dental care subsidy from your county council or region (county council’s dental care subsidy). You will not receive national dental care subsidy for that dental care.

Special rules applies to asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants. You have the right to receive dental care free of charge until your 18th birthday. After that, you can receive emergency dental care at a cost of maximum SEK 50 per visit.

National dental care subsidy

The national dental care subsidy consists of general and special dental care allowance plus high-cost protection. To stimulate people to perform preventive dental care and to provide increased support to individuals at increased risk of suffering from poorer dental health due to a disability or illness, there is protection against high costs. Försäkringskassan handles the administration of the dental care subsidy. Your dentist or dental hygienist can let you know what dental care is eligible for national dental care subsidy.

Am I eligible for general dental care allowance?

You can receive general dental care allowance if you

  • turn at least 23 years of age during the year
  • are insured in Sweden. You are if you live or work here. There are some exceptions to this rule.

Even if you live in a country other than Sweden, you may be eligible for general dental care allowance in certain circumstances.

What can I use my general dental care allowance for?

You can use your general dental care allowance for examinations, preventive treatments, and all other dental care that entitles you to national dental care subsidy. You can also use the allowance for partial payment of an agreement for subscription dental care.

Your dentist or dental hygienist will be able to tell you whether you can use your dental care allowance for the treatment you want.

How much do I get?

On 1 July every year, you receive a new dental care allowance. There is a credit at Försäkringskassan.

  • Your annual allowance is SEK 600 from the year you turn 23 until the year you turn 29.
  • Your annual allowance is SEK 300 from the year you turn 30 until the year you turn 64.
  • Your annual allowance is SEK 600 starting the year you turn 65.

You can save the allowance for the next year so you can use two allowances in a single year. But you can never have more than two allowance credits in your account at once. If you have two credits when 1 July rolls around, the new one simply replaces the oldest one.

How do I use my general dental care allowance?

To be able to use your general dental care allowance, you must go to a dentist or dental hygienist affiliated with the national dental care subsidy. Most are.

You do not need to apply for the allowance, but rather tell the dentist or dental hygienist that you want to use your general dental care allowance to pay a part of the cost. They will then deduct the allowance from your bill.

Your final cost depends on what price your dentist or dental hygienist charges for the treatment. They set their own prices, but you have the right to receive information about the cost of the treatment beforehand.

 

Can I receive special dental care allowance?

Special dental care allowance is a subsidy you can receive if you have a certain illness or a certain disability that could negatively affect your dental health.

You can receive special dental care allowance if you

  • turn at least 23 years of age during the year
  • are insured in Sweden. You are if you live or work here. There are some exceptions to this rule.

Even if you live in a country other than Sweden, you may be eligible for special dental care allowance in certain circumstances.

You may be eligible for the special dental care allowance if one of the following applies to you:

  • dry mouth due to long-term use of medication
  • dry mouth due to radiation treatment in the ear, nose, mouth or throat region
  • Sjögren's syndrome
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease having been prescribed oxygen or nutritional drink
  • cystic fibrosis
  • ulcerous colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • intestinal failure
  • corrosion on the teeth and anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • difficult-to-treat diabetes
  • undergoing dialysis treatment
  • suppressed immune system due to use of medication
  • have undergone an organ transplant.

Your dentist or dental hygienist will decide whether you are eligible for the allowance. In order for them to be able to assess whether you are entitled to the allowance, a basis of assessment is needed. The documentation required depends on what illness or disability you have. More information on these rules can be found on the National Board of Health and Welfare's website.

The National Board of Health and Welfare’s regulations on special dental care allowance (SOSFS 2012:16) (socialstyrelsen.se)

What can I use the special dental care allowance for?

You can use the allowance for preventive dental health measures, such as check-ups and tooth cleaning. You can also use the special dental care allowance as partial payment for subscription dental care.

How much do I get?

The special dental care allowance is SEK 600 every six months. You receive the allowance on 1 January and 1 July each year.

You can divide use of the allowance up. For instance, you can use SEK 200 at one appointment and SEK 400 at the next appointment. You cannot carry over the allowance from one six-month period to the next.

How do I use my special dental care allowance?

To be able to use your special dental care allowance, you must go to a dentist or dental hygienist affiliated with the national dental care subsidy. Most are.

You do not need to apply for the allowance, but the dentist or dental hygienist must have a document confirming your illness or disability. If your dentist or dental hygienist determines you are entitled to the allowance, it is deducted from your bill.

Your final cost depends on what price your dentist or dental hygienist charges for the treatment. They set their own prices, but you have the right to receive information about the cost of the treatment beforehand.

 

How can I use the high-cost protection?

High-cost protection is for individuals who have high dental care costs. This means that once your costs exceed a certain amount, you only need to pay for part of the cost yourself.

You can receive dental care compensation through the high-cost protection if you

  • turn at least 23 years of age during the year
  • are insured in Sweden. You are if you live or work here. There are some exceptions to this rule.

Even if you live in a country other than Sweden, you may be eligible for compensation through the high-cost protection in certain circumstances.

What can I use my high-cost protection for?

Your dentist or dental hygienist is required to let you know whether your treatment entitles you to compensation from high-cost protection or not. It applies for most treatments, but there are exceptions.

For example, you cannot receive compensation for teeth whitening, other forms of cosmetic dental care, or for dental care that is part of an agreement for subscription dental care.

Dental care that is part of treatment for an illness is not covered by the high-cost protection for dental care. Such dental care is subject to the county council’s regular patient fee and the county council’s high-cost protection for patient fees. For more information about this, please contact your county council or your region.

How much do I get?

You pay for costs that combined amount to SEK 3,000 over one year according to the national reference charges or the dentist’s/dental hygienist’s prices (whichever is lower). You then receive compensation for

  • 50 per cent of costs exceeding SEK 3,000
  • 85 per cent of costs exceeding SEK 15,000

The reference charge is a fixed price set by the government for each procedure eligible for national dental care subsidy. Procedures eligible for national dental care subsidy are examinations and different types of treatment. The reference charge for a procedure includes the cost of materials.

The dentist or dental hygienist does not have to follow the reference charge. They can set their own prices. If they charge more than the reference charge for a procedure that is part of the treatment, you will not receive compensation for the amount that exceeds the reference charge. You must pay this yourself.

High-cost protection is calculated year by year. This means that all procedures that are performed during a consecutive twelve-month period are included in your high-cost protection. You can choose to start a new compensation period before the old one expires. That might be to your benefit if you are about to undergo major dental work.

If you use your general or special dental care allowance to pay for part of your dental care costs, the allowance is subtracted before the high-cost protection is calculated.

For some treatments, you can only receive compensation equivalent to getting a filling, even if you choose to have a crown fitted to fix the tooth. Similarly, for some treatments you can only receive compensation for a bridge, even if you choose to get an implant instead of a bridge. The dentist must let you know what applies in each individual case.

How do I use my high-cost protection?

To be able to receive compensation through the high-cost protection, you must go to a dentist or dental hygienist affiliated with the national dental care subsidy. Most are.

You do not need to apply for the compensation. Your dentist or dental hygienist will deduct it from your bill.

Your final cost depends on what price your dentist or dental hygienist charges for the treatment. They set their own prices, but you have the right to receive information about the cost of the treatment beforehand. If your treatment must be spread out over a number of visits, you should be given a preliminary written estimate over the total treatment cost.

 

County council’s dental care subsidy

If you have certain illnesses, disabilities or a major need for nursing care, you can receive dental care subsidy from your county council or your region. Examples of such cases are if you have a major need for nursing care, you need dental care as part of the treatment of your illness, or if you have an extreme fear of dentists. Your dentist or dental hygienist can let you know what dental care is eligible for your county council’s or your region’s dental care subsidy.

Can I receive dental care subsidy?

You can receive dental care subsidy if you have a disability and are covered by the Act regarding Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS) or you have a permanent need for health and nursing care. Your municipality determines whether you are entitled to this.

What do I get?

You receive dental care to improve your ability to eat or speak, or to eliminate pain and discomfort in your mouth. The cost of the dental care visit is the same as a regular medical care visit and is included in the high-cost protection for other health and medical care.
You can also receive a free oral health check-up in your home or where you live. During the check-up, you are given advice and tips on oral hygiene and a preliminary assessment of what dental care you need.

How do I receive the dental care subsidy?

To receive the dental care subsidy, you need a certificate. Contact your municipality or the unit responsible for dental care within your county council or your region for more information. You can reach the unit through the county council’s or region’s website or switchboard.

Links to county council and region websites can be found on the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions website

Information on dental care if you have a major need for care in your daily life can be found on the 1177 website. opens in a new window

 

Can I receive dental care subsidy?

If you have major difficulty taking care of your oral hygiene or are undergoing dental treatment because of a chronic illness or permanent disability, you can receive dental care subsidy. You must also have one of the following illnesses or disabilities:

  • severe mental disability
  • Parkinson's disease
  • multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • cerebral palsy (CP)
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • orofacial disability (malformations or chronic diseases in and around the oral cavity)
  • cerebral infarction or stroke – if after six months you still have symptoms that make it difficult for you to take care of your oral hygiene or to undergo dental care
  • a rare disease.

You can also receive the dental care subsidy if you have difficulties eating, speaking, swallowing, or you drool due to a rare disease.

What do I get?

The cost of the dental care visit is the same as a regular medical care visit and is included in the high-cost protection for other health and medical care. Fixed prostheses like crowns and bridges are not covered by the subsidy.

How do I receive the dental care subsidy?

Contact your doctor to receive a special doctor’s certificate. Your healthcare professional is responsible for ensuring the certificate reaches the unit within your county council or region that is responsible for dental care. You can reach the unit through the county council’s or region’s website or switchboard.

Links to county council and region websites on the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions website

Information on dental care if you have a disability can be found on the 1177 website. opens in a new window

 

Can I receive dental care subsidy?

You can receive dental care subsidy if the dental care is an element of the treatment of your illness for a limited time. The dental care subsidy covers dental treatment

  • of congenital malformations in the jaw area and in the face
  • of injuries in the jaw area or face due to a disease 
  • of injuries to the teeth that occurred during an epileptic seizure
  • in connection with a surgical procedure or medical treatment that requires you to be infection-free
  • if you have changes in the mucous membrane of your mouth due to illness, medications or a generally impaired immune system 
  • if you are undergoing an investigation where there is suspicion that your illness is affected by your oral and dental health
  • if you are undergoing radiotherapy of the ear, nose, mouth or throat area
  • if you have chronic and severe pain in your face or jaw area 
  • if you are being investigated and treated for serious sleep apnoea (pauses in breathing while sleeping)
  • if you have corrosion damage to your teeth caused by an eating disorder or gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux and heart burn) and are medically rehabilitated.

What do I get?

You receive dental care that is an element of the treatment of your illness for a limited time.  The cost of the dental care visit is the same as a regular medical care visit and is included in the high-cost protection for other health and medical care.

How do I receive the dental care subsidy?

In order to receive the dental care subsidy, you usually need a referral for treatment of your disease from your doctor. Before you receive your treatment, the unit within your county council or region that is responsible for dental care must have approved your right to dental care subsidy. You can reach the unit through the county council’s or region’s website or switchboard.

Links to county council and region websites on the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions website

Information on dental care in connection with certain diseases and disease treatments can be found on the 1177 website

 

Can I receive dental care subsidy?

If you have avoided dental care for many years due to a fear of dentists, you can receive dental care subsidy. You then receive dental care subsidy for treatment of your fear of dentists and the dental care you receive in connection with this. Both a dentist and a mental healthcare professional (licensed psychologist, psychotherapist or psychiatrist) must have determined that you have an extreme fear of dentists.

What do I get?

You receive the treatment and dental care needed to treat your extreme fear of dentists. The cost of the dental care visit is the same as a regular medical care visit and is included in the high-cost protection for other health and medical care.

How do I receive the dental care subsidy?

For you to receive the dental care subsidy, the unit responsible for dental care within your county council or region must have approved your right to dental care subsidy before the treatment starts. You can reach the unit through the county council’s or region’s website or switchboard.

Links to county council and region websites on the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions website

Information on dental care in connection with certain diseases and disease treatments can be found on the 1177 website.

 

Can I receive dental care subsidy?

You can receive dental care subsidy for replacing material in fillings and crowns if you are allergic or hypersensitive to the filling material.

What do I get?

You receive the dental care needed to replace the fillings. The cost of the dental care visit is the same as a regular medical care visit and is included in the high-cost protection for other health and medical care.

How do I receive the dental care subsidy?

For you to receive the dental care subsidy, the unit responsible for dental care within your county council or region must have approved your right to dental care subsidy before you go to the dentist. Contact the unit for more information. You can reach the unit through the county council’s or region’s website or switchboard.

Links to county council and region websites on the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions website

Information on dental care in connection with certain diseases and disease treatments can be found on the 1177 website

 

Can I receive dental care subsidy?

If you have chronic disease symptoms, you can receive dental care subsidy to have your fillings replaced as an element of medical rehabilitation.

What do I get?

You receive the dental care needed to replace the fillings. The cost of the dental care visit is the same as a regular medical care visit and is included in the high-cost protection for other health and medical care.

How do I receive the dental care subsidy?

To be able to receive the dental care subsidy, there must be an investigation plan and a treatment plan drawn up by a specialist doctor. The unit within your county council or region that is responsible for dental care must also have approved your right to dental care subsidy before you go to the dentist. Contact the unit for more information. You can reach the unit through the county council’s or region’s website or switchboard.

Links to county council and region websites on the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions website

Information on dental care in connection with certain diseases and disease treatments can be found on the 1177 website

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Can I receive dental care subsidy?

You may be entitled to dental care subsidy if you need surgeries or treatments in your mouth, jaw or face that usually need to be performed at a hospital. One example is if you need jaw surgery under general anaesthesia due to a jaw injury.

What do I get?

The following surgeries and treatments are covered by the dental care subsidy:

  • treatments of jaw fractures
  • temporomandibular (jaw) joint surgery
  • surgery to restore various soft parts of the face or facial skeleton after injury
  • investigations and treatments of disease-related changes in the mouth 
  • investigations and treatments of pain conditions
  • other treatments in the oral cavity or to teeth and jaws that require the technical and medical resources of a hospital.

The cost of the dental care visit is the same as a regular medical care visit and is included in the high-cost protection for other health and medical care.

How do I receive the dental care subsidy?

The healthcare professional performing the surgical jaw procedure determines whether the dental care is eligible for the dental care subsidy. For more information, contact the unit within your county council or region that is responsible for dental care. You can reach the unit through the county council’s or region’s website or switchboard.

Links to county council and region websites on the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions website

Information on dental care in connection with certain diseases and disease treatments can be found on the 1177 website.

 

Landstingens tandvårdsstöd

Du som har vissa sjukdomar, funktionsnedsättningar eller ett stort behov av vård och omsorg kan få tandvårdsstöd från ditt landsting eller din region. Det kan du till exempel få om du har ett stort behov av omvårdnad, behöver tandvård som ett led i din sjukdomsbehandling eller om du är extremt tandvårdsrädd. Din tandläkare eller tandhygienist kan informera dig om vilken tandvård som kan ge rätt till ditt landstings eller din regions tandvårdsstöd.

Kan jag få tandvårdsstöd?

Du kan få tandvårdsstöd om du har en funktionsnedsättning och omfattas av lagen om stöd och service till vissa funktionshindrade (LSS) eller om du har ett omfattande och varaktigt behov av vård och omsorg. Det är din kommun som avgör om du har rätt till detta.

Vad får jag?

Du får tandvård för att förbättra din förmåga att äta eller tala eller för att slippa smärtor och obehag i munnen. Kostnaden för tandvårdsbesöket motsvarar ett vanligt sjukvårdsbesök och ingår i högkostnadsskyddet som gäller för annan hälso- och sjukvård.
Du kan också få en kostnadsfri kontroll av din munhälsa i hemmet eller där du bor. Vid kontrollen får du råd och tips om munhygien och en preliminär bedömning av vilken tandvård du behöver.

Hur får jag tandvårdsstödet?

För att få tandvårdsstödet behöver du ett intyg. Kontakta din kommun eller den enhet som ansvarar för tandvård inom ditt landsting eller din region för mer information. Du kan nå enheten genom landstingets eller regionens webbplats eller telefonväxel.

Länkar till landstingens och regionernas webbplatser finns på Sveriges Kommuner och Landstings webbplats

Information om tandvård om du har stort omvårdnadsbehov i dagliga livet finns på  1177:s webbplats. öppnas i nytt fönster

 

Kan jag få tandvårdsstöd?

Om du har stora svårigheter att sköta din munhygien eller genomgår en tandvårdsbehandling på grund av en långvarig sjukdom eller funktionsnedsättning kan du få tandvårdsstöd. Du ska dessutom ha någon av följande sjukdomar eller funktionsnedsättningar:

  • svår psykisk funktionsnedsättning
  • Parkinsons sjukdom
  • multipel skleros (MS)
  • cerebral pares (CP)
  • reumatoid artrit (ledgångsreumatism)
  • systemisk lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • sklerodermi (systemisk skleros)
  • amyotrofisk lateralskleros (ALS)
  • orofacial funktionsnedsättning (missbildningar eller kroniska sjukdomar i och kring munhålan)
  • hjärninfarkt eller hjärnblödning (stroke) – om du efter sex månader fortfarande har symtom som gör att du har svårt att sköta din munhygien eller att genomgå tandvårdsbehandling
  • en sällsynt sjukdom.

Även du som har svårigheter med att äta, tala svälja eller dreglar på grund av en sällsynt sjukdom kan få tandvårdsstödet.

Vad får jag?

Kostnaden för tandvårdsbesöket motsvarar ett vanligt sjukvårdsbesök och ingår i högkostnadsskyddet som gäller för annan hälso- och sjukvård. Fasta konstruktioner som till exempel kronor och broar omfattas däremot inte av stödet.

Hur får jag tandvårdsstödet?

Kontakta din läkare för att få ett särskilt läkarintyg. Sjukvården ansvarar för att intyget når den enhet inom ditt landsting eller din region som ansvarar för tandvård. Du kan nå enheten genom landstingets eller regionens webbplats eller telefonväxel.

Länkar till landstingens och regionernas webbplatser på Sveriges Kommuner och Landstings webbplats

Information om tandvård om du har en funktionsnedsättning finns på 1177:s webbplats. öppnas i nytt fönster

 

Kan jag få tandvårdsstöd?

Du kan få tandvårdsstöd om tandvården ingår som ett led i behandlingen av din sjukdom under en begränsad tid. Tandvårdsstödet omfattar tandvårdsbehandling

  • av medfödda missbildningar i käkområdet och i ansiktet
  • av skador i käkområdet eller ansiktet som beror på en sjukdom 
  • av skador på tänderna som uppstått under ett epileptiskt anfall
  • i samband med ett kirurgiskt ingrepp eller medicinsk behandling som kräver att du är infektionsfri
  • för dig som har förändringar i munslemhinnan på grund av sjukdom, medicinering eller allmänt nedsatt immunförsvar 
  • för sig som genomgår en utredning där man misstänker att din sjukdom påverkas av mun- och tandhälsan
  • för dig som får strålbehandling av öron-, näs-, mun- eller halsområdet
  • för dig som har långvariga och svåra smärtor i ansiktet eller käkområdet 
  • för dig som utreds och behandlas för allvarlig sömnapné (andningsuppehåll under sömnen)
  • för dig som har frätskador på tänderna som har orsakats av en ätstörnings- eller refluxsjukdom (sura uppstötningar och halsbränna) och är medicinskt rehabiliterad.

Vad får jag?

Du får tandvård som ingår som ett led i behandlingen av din sjukdom under en begränsad tid.  Kostnaden för tandvårdsbesöket motsvarar ett vanligt sjukvårdsbesök och ingår i högkostnadsskyddet som gäller för annan hälso- och sjukvård.

Hur får jag del av tandvårdsstödet?

För att du ska kunna få tandvårdsstödet behövs ofta en remiss för behandling av din sjukdom från din läkare. Innan du får din behandling ska den enhet inom ditt landsting eller din region som ansvarar för tandvård ha bedömt att du har rätt till tandvårdsstöd. Du kan nå enheten genom landstingets eller regionens webbplats eller telefonväxel.

Länkar till landstingens och regionernas webbplatser på Sveriges Kommuner och Landstings webbplats 

Information om tandvård i samband med vissa sjukdomar och sjukdomsbehandlingar finns på 1177:s webbplats

 

Kan jag få tandvårdsstöd?

Om du under många år har avstått från tandvård på grund av tandvårdsrädsla kan du få tandvårdsstöd. Du får då tandvårdsstöd för behandling av din tandvårdsrädsla och den tandvård som du får i samband med den. Både tandläkare och legitimerad psykolog, psykoterapeut eller psykiater ska också ha bedömt att du lider av extrem tandvårdsrädsla.

Vad får jag?

Du får den behandling och tandvård som behövs för att behandla din extrema tandvårdsrädsla. Kostnaden för tandvårdsbesöket motsvarar ett vanligt sjukvårdsbesök och ingår i högkostnadsskyddet som gäller för annan hälso- och sjukvård.

Hur får jag del av tandvårdsstödet?

För att du ska kunna få tandvårdsstödet krävs det att den enhet som ansvarar för tandvård inom ditt landsting eller din region har bedömt att du har rätt till tandvårdsstöd innan du får behandlingen. Du kan nå enheten genom landstingets eller regionens webbplats eller telefonväxel.

Länkar till landstingens och regionernas webbplatser på Sveriges Kommuner och Landstings webbplats

Information om tandvård i samband med vissa sjukdomar och sjukdomsbehandlingar finns på 1177:s webbplats.

 

Kan jag få tandvårdsstöd?

Du kan få tandvårdsstöd för att byta ut materialet i fyllningar och kronor om du är allergisk eller överkänslig mot tandfyllningsmaterial.

Vad får jag?

Du får den tandvård som behövs för att byta ut tandfyllningarna. Kostnaden för tandvårdsbesöket motsvarar ett vanligt sjukvårdsbesök och ingår i högkostnadsskyddet som gäller för annan hälso- och sjukvård.

Hur får jag del av tandvårdsstödet?

För att du ska kunna få tandvårdsstöd krävs det att den enhet som ansvarar för tandvård inom ditt landsting eller din region har bedömt att du har rätt till tandvårdsstöd innan du går till tandläkaren. Kontakta enheten för mer information. Du kan nå enheten genom landstingets eller regionens webbplats eller telefonväxel.

Länkar till landstingens och regionernas webbplatser på Sveriges Kommuner och Landstings webbplats

Information om tandvård i samband med vissa sjukdomar och sjukdomsbehandlingar finns på 1177:s webbplats

 

Kan jag få tandvårdsstöd?

Du som har långvariga sjukdomssymtom kan få tandvårdsstöd för att få dina tandfyllningar utbytta som ett led i en medicinsk rehabilitering.

Vad får jag?

Du får den tandvård som behövs för att byta tandfyllningar. Kostnaden för tandvårdsbesöket motsvarar ett vanligt sjukvårdsbesök och ingår i högkostnadsskyddet som gäller för annan hälso- och sjukvård.

Hur får jag tandvårdsstödet?

För att du ska kunna få tandvårdsstödet ska det finnas en utredningsplan och en behandlingsplan som upprättas av en specialistläkare. Den enhet inom ditt landsting eller din region som ansvarar för tandvård ska också ha bedömt att du har rätt till tandvårdsstödet innan du går till tandläkaren. Kontakta enheten för mer information. Du kan nå enheten genom landstingets eller regionens webbplats eller telefonväxel.

Länkar till landstingens och regionernas webbplatser på Sveriges Kommuner och Landstings webbplats

Information om tandvård i samband med vissa sjukdomar och sjukdomsbehandlingar finns på 1177:s webbplats

öppnas i nytt fönster

 
 

Kan jag få tandvårdsstöd?

Du kan ha rätt till tandvårdsstöd om du behöver sådana operationer och behandlingar i mun, käke eller ansikte som oftast behöver utföras på sjukhus. Ett exempel är om du på grund av en käkskada måste sövas ner för att opereras av en käkkirurg.

Vad får jag?

De operationer och behandlingar som omfattas av tandvårdsstödet är följande:

  • behandlingar av käkfrakturer
  • käkledskirurgi
  • kirurgi för att återställa skador i ansiktets olika mjukdelar eller ansiktsskelettet
  • utredningar och behandlingar av förändringar i munnen som beror på sjukdom 
  • utredningar och behandlingar av smärttillstånd
  • övriga behandlingar i munhålan, av tänder och käkar som kräver ett sjukhus tekniska och medicinska resurser.

Kostnaden för tandvårdsbesöket motsvarar ett vanligt sjukvårdsbesök och ingår i högkostnadsskyddet som gäller för annan hälso- och sjukvård.

Hur får jag tandvårdsstödet?

Den som utför den käkkirurgiska behandlingen avgör om tandvården ger rätt till tandvårdsstödet. För mer information kontakta den enhet inom ditt landsting eller din region som ansvarar för tandvård. Du kan nå enheten genom landstingets eller regionens webbplats eller telefonväxel.

Länkar till landstingens och regionernas webbplatser på Sveriges Kommuner och Landstings webbplats

Information om tandvård i samband med vissa sjukdomar och sjukdomsbehandlingar finns på 1177:s webbplats.

 

Frequently asked questions

You are insured in Sweden if you live or work here.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule. You can work in another country and still be insured in Sweden. There are also situations in which you can work in Sweden but be insured in another country. Call the Customer Centre at 0771-524 524 to learn what applies if you

  • work as a sailor
  • are assigned to work in another country by a Swedish employer or are assigned to work in Sweden by a foreign employer
  • are a diplomat
  • work in two or more countries
  • are a civil servant of an administration that belongs to Sweden but work in another country

Fill in and submit the form Information for investigation of insurance affiliation, which we will send to you. When submitting the form, you must also provide the documentation specified on the form. Once we have received the form and documentation, we will investigate whether you are insured. If you are insured, you are entitled to the national dental care subsidy.

If your dentist or dental hygienist is unsure whether you are insured in Sweden, they can still report the treatment your received to Försäkringskassan.

To be able to use the dental care subsidy, you must go to a dentist or dental hygienist affiliated with the national dental care subsidy. Most are.

With subscription dental care, you and your dentist or dental hygienist agree on a fixed charge that is valid for three years. Some dentists call it a wellness care agreement.

As a minimum, a subscription agreement for dental care must include the following:

  • check-ups and assessments
  • preventive procedures
  • treatment of pain and disease
  • restorative care.

You can use the general and the special dental care allowance to pay for some of your subscription dental care. You cannot, however, receive compensation from high-cost protection for dental care covered by your subscription agreement.

You can apply for advance consideration of your right to special dental care allowance. Fill in and submit form 7023 Application for advance consideration for special dental care allowance to Försäkringskassan. We will then assess whether you are eligible.

Form FK 7023 Application for advance consideration for special dental care allowancePDF

Some of your dental care costs may be covered by high-cost protection. This applies to costs that combined amount to SEK 3,000 over one year according to the national reference charges or the dentist’s prices. The high-cost protection is calculated based on whichever price is lower: the reference charge or the dentist’s price. You must therefore pay the difference yourself if your dentist’s price is higher.

Example:

A treatment consists of procedures that all together have a reference charge of SEK 20,000. The dentist charges the same price as the reference charge. You then need to pay the first SEK 3,000 to reach the first level of the high-cost protection.

Of the costs between SEK 3,000 and SEK 15,000 (in other words, SEK 12,000), you then pay 50 per cent. This is SEK 6,000. Of the costs exceeding SEK 15,000 (in other words, SEK 5,000), you then pay 15 per cent. This is SEK 750.

Thus, you pay SEK 9,750 (3,000 + 6,000 + 750). You have then received SEK 10,250 (20,000 - 9,750) in dental care compensation from the high-cost protection for the dental care provided. 

Yes, but if you use the allowance to pay for part of your dental care costs, the allowance will be deducted before the compensation from high-cost protection is calculated.

Example:

Anna visits the dentist for a check-up. During the check-up, the dentist sees that Anna needs an artificial tooth in the form of a crown. Anna's treatment involves procedures with a total reference charge of SEK 5,500. This means that Anna can receive compensation from high-cost protection since the limit is set at SEK 3,000.

Anna can use her dental care allowance to pay for part of the cost of the treatment, but if she does this the allowance is deducted when calculating compensation from high-cost protection. If Anna's allowance is SEK 300, the compensation from high-cost protection is based on SEK 5,200 instead of SEK 5,500.

Yes, your dentist or dental hygienist must have a list of both how much they charge and the reference charge for various procedures.

The price list must specify whether the dentist or dental hygienist charges a higher price than the reference charge. It must also indicate whether the dentist offers any kind of guarantee for the treatments performed.

You also have the right to ask your dentist for written information about the materials that they use.

If the treatment is more extensive, you are entitled to a written treatment plan with information about

  • the dentist’s diagnosis
  • the dental work that the dentist is suggesting and the reason for it
  • any proposals for alternative dental work
  • whether the treatment may entitle you to national dental care subsidy
  • how much the dentist charges and the reference charge for each procedure

The treatment plan must be written in a way that the average person can understand.

Your dentist or dental hygienist may suggest procedures that are not compensable, but they are obliged to inform you of this. You should also be told what other procedures for the same condition entitle you to compensation.

The Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency's website has a list of reference charges for various dental treatments.

The Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency's website (tlv.se) 

You are entitled to receive a receipt and an examination report.

The receipt must show both what each procedure cost and the reference charge for each procedure so that you can easily compare them. It must also indicate whether you received compensation under high-cost protection.

If you have been charged for the services of dental technicians, the receipt must be accompanied by a copy of the laboratory report. The cost of the laboratory’s services must appear in the report.

Your dentist or dental hygienist must give you a written report after every examination. An examination consists of one or more appointments for the purpose of evaluating the general condition of your teeth. An examination does not include checking individual teeth or problems, such as when you have an emergency appointment.

The report must contain

  • general information on the condition of your teeth
  • advice about taking care of your teeth
  • a diagnosis of specific teeth that need to be worked on

No, the dentist or dental hygienist cannot demand any compensation from you. They are always responsible for assessing whether you can receive compensation for a procedure. If you were not entitled to the compensation, the dentist or dental hygienist is responsible for paying back the money to Försäkringskassan.



If you are dissatisfied with any dental care you received or the amount you were charged, talk to your dental care provider about it. If you and the dental care provider are unable to reach agreement, you can file a formal complaint.

If you were treated through Swedish Dental Services, contact your county’s Patient Advisory Committee.

If it concerns private dental care, contact the Supervisory Board of the Association of Private Dentists at tel. 08-555 446 55 or e-mail

info@ptl.se.

For private dental care not part of the Association of Private Dentists, contact the Patient Insurance Association at tel. 08-522 782 90 or via their website

Patient Insurance Association (pff.se).

If it concerns private dental care conducted by Praktikertjänst AB, contact the Complaint Board of Praktikertjänst at tel. 010-128 36 00 or e-mail

synpunkter@ptj.se.

If you feel that you have received the wrong treatment, you can contact the Health and Social Care Inspectorate (IVO).

Health and Social Care Inspectorate's website