If you ever had to visit a Dentist, you must have tried to guess the damage to your wallet before making the trip. But, like every other profession, Dentistry is varied in range and complexity. So, visiting a Dentist can be a real head scratcher with limited information about the process, the provider, and the cost.
Did you know that about 62% of people visit a Dentist at least once in a year, of which 52% accounts for just regular checkups? The charges for a dental treatment may vary from a very basic amount to an oddly large one, depending not only on the job but the expertise of the Dentist and the economic location as well.
How much does a Dentist cost in India?
The fee depends on the different aspects of the treatment, for example the job itself, accessibility and expertise of the Dentist, criticality or the stage of the illness, and the city where you are availing the service. Below are some city-based charges for General and advanced dentistry. A metropolitan area refers to a range of big cities from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, to Indore, Visakhapatnam, whereas small town refers to towns like Ajmer, Amravati, Aara, Ujjain, Gaya.
The costs might slightly vary from the exact charges as it is completely subject to individual providers. However, PostLo provides you the most reliable range based on the door-to-door survey results.
Note:- The charges are mentioned as per one unit in the above table.
These amounts may vary based on different grounds.
Many times, a Dentist may offer a packaged deal of the costing and number of sittings required.
The qualification of the dentist plays a major role as well. Dentists with only BDS qualifications tend to charge less than the dentists with MDS qualifications.
Charges tend to vary with experience as well. Experienced dentists (20 - 30 years) are likely to charge more.
The location and facilities of the clinic itself are very important. For example, the fee for a Root Canal procedure may go up by Rs. 250 to Rs. 500 if the clinic is in a luxurious area as opposed to an unsophisticated area.
Some doctors don’t charge a consultation fee or any upfront amount if you hire them for the actual treatment diagnosed by them. This is more common in the small cities.
Some clinics are run by charities, and they don’t usually charge any consultation fees. They only charge a minimal fee for some treatments.
Sometimes there may be promotional clinics and they don’t charge for consultation or take a very nominal fee. Their goal is to promote a particular dental product or the clinic itself.
Price also varies due to negotiations with the patient. Dentists may let go of a portion of the fee considering some special situation or need of the patient.