The cost of gum disease treatment depends on several factors. For example, additional routine tooth cleaning or scaling and root planing procedures at the gingivitis stage may be required in order to help prevent the onset of gum disease. This will further affect the cost of your treatment.
Other factors affecting gum disease treatment costs include:
- The technology used in the procedure.
- The location of your dentist.
- The type of dental insurance you have.
- The type of treatment plan required.
For example, your dentist may perform the initial diagnosis and some treatment, but may refer you to a periodontist with three additional years of gum disease training who may be adept at performing more advanced treatment methods.
Gum disease treatment costs may be as little as $500, or as much as $10,000, depending on the severity of the disease.