The Costs Of Gum Disease Treatments

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dental-clinicGum disease is a very common oral health problem and there are a range of treatments available in order to help you to restore your gum health. Some treatments are relatively straightforward and you might even be able to carry them out yourself at home. Other treatments however require surgery in order to restore your gum health. These can be painful, invasive and expensive.

It is far better to protect your oral health and avoid having to fork out money for dental surgery than to have to endure surgical procedures. You can often protect your oral health by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing and using a mouthwash to remove the build-up of bacteria and plaque in your mouth.

The cost of treatments will of course vary from dentist to dentist and area to area. In addition, the cost of the treatment that you need will depend on the degree of the damage to your teeth and gums. However, a look at the following estimates is certainly enough to encourage you to take your oral health a little more seriously and get to brushing those pearly whites.

Full mouth extractions – What is the cost?

If you have developed periodontal gum disease, then you may have to have full teeth extractions. This is generally a choice that is reserved for people with very serious gum disease, however, it is far from uncommon. To have this procedure performed you may be expecting dental bills of between $30,000 and $80,000.

How much does an osseous periodontal surgical procedure cost?

When faced with advanced periodontal disease, patients usually go for full mouth osseous periodontal surgery. Regenerative procedures and bone grafts are generally used in this form of surgery. The cost of these procedures is generally from $900 to $2,000 per quadrant. If bridges, implants or teeth replacement are required, then the cost can shoot as high as $5,000. Although still very expensive, this procedure is of course much cheaper than a full mouth extraction.

How much does a periodontal laser therapeutic session cost?

Laser therapy may be recommended for people who have developed periodontal disease. This procedure will require several sessions and prices tend to fall between $200 and $450 per visit/session. The therapy may require a minimum of six to eight sessions.

Unfortunately, dental procedures to eradicate advanced gum disease and restore oral health tend to be very expensive. Even when you have excellent medical insurance, there are still large out-of-pocket expenses involved. For this reason, it is very important to protect your oral health through home dental routines and regular check-ups at your dentist.

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