Periodontics is the dental specialty that deals with inflammatory disease that damages gums and support structures around teeth. In terms of Medicare, Periodontics includes services related to gum disease.[1][2]

Although Original Medicare does not cover most dental treatments, Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) plans may cover periodontics and other dental services either as part of the plan or as an optional add-on.


  1. Dental services. Medicare.Gov.