Specialty Physician Consultation – 1 hour assessment and treatment recommendation. Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, and the diseases and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament. Periodontal disease is generally a result of bacterial plaque accumulation on teeth and leads to alveolar bone loss and tooth loss. The total cost includes a one hour consultation with a specialist. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.