Because for you, your teeth are worth it
Statutory health insurers pay for basic care according to cost-effectiveness requirements. Although this is helpful, it is only enough to cover an adequate level of treatment. A bacterial test goes beyond this basic level of care, but it is the results of this test that can help the dentist to treat the periodontitis in an individual, targeted and therefore optimum manner.
Statutory health insurers will not therefore usually bear the costs of a bacterial test. There is no guarantee that even private or supplementary dental insurance will reimburse the costs incurred. These must therefore usually be borne by patients themselves. But this investment is worth it, because the result of the bacterial test plays a crucial role in the targeted treatment of periodontitis