Gum Graft (Surgery) Cost

SuperMario

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Hi Everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone here knows how much it costs to perform a Gum Graft at a South African Periodontist. These procedures are usually not covered by Medical Aid as it falls under Specialised Dentistry.

Any feedback will be appreciated.
 

lumeer

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You'll probably have to go to a periodontist to be examined and given a quotation, because the cost will vary from periodontist to periodontist and will depend on the size of the area that requires grafting. Have you confirmed with your medical aid that they don't pay for gum grafts? Gum grafts are partly cosmetic, partly functional, a bit like braces, so I would have thought that they'd at least pay a portion.
 

lumeer

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Also, to my knowledge, any underlying periodontal disease first has to be brought under control before you can have a gum graft, and there are other factors too that affect the viabilty of a gum graft. So they're probably going to want to examine you first before suggesting a treatment plan or giving a quotation.
 

SuperMario

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Also, to my knowledge, any underlying periodontal disease first has to be brought under control before you can have a gum graft, and there are other factors too that affect the viabilty of a gum graft. So they're probably going to want to examine you first before suggesting a treatment plan or giving a quotation.
Thanks for the feedback.
I am going for an appointment within the next 2 months where I will find out more about the cost and procedures to follow. I will also contact the Medical Aid to find out if they cover anything, but I doubt they will. I only have a Discovery Coastal Core plan without a MSA, and this surgery (if it comes to that) will probably not be performed in the hospital.
 

marxgp

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Thanks for the feedback.
I am going for an appointment within the next 2 months where I will find out more about the cost and procedures to follow. I will also contact the Medical Aid to find out if they cover anything, but I doubt they will. I only have a Discovery Coastal Core plan without a MSA, and this surgery (if it comes to that) will probably not be performed in the hospital.
Any feedback?
 
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