But what will it cost?
But what will it cost? Gingivectomy can cost from $200 to $400 per tooth. If you have dental insurance, your plan will likely contribute to at least a portion of the treatment. Meanwhile, it can prevent the need for much more costly treatment, such as dental implants and dentures, which can cost thousands of dollars.
What to expect during treatment
- Your dentist will apply a local anesthetic to the treatment area. Sedation is usually also available if you feel anxious or have difficulty sitting comfortably
- Using a laser or scalpel, the dentist will incise and remove diseased tissue
- The dentist will reposition healthy gum tissue around the tooth and may use sutures to hold it in place
- The gums typically heal within a couple of weeks. In the meantime, you must make special modifications to your brushing and flossing routine to avoid disturbing the treatment area.