I just left the dentist and am not sure I trust them - they are new to me. The first time I went in was with a severe pain in a front tooth. They wanted almost $1000 out of pocket to do the work and place a crown. The specialist completed the root canal and recommended no crown and I was out of pocket less than $100 so there is already a bad taste, no pun intended. They diagnosed me with peridontitis... I heard a lot of 4.2.4, 2.3.4, 2.3.2, while they were doing the exam. There are two places on the x-rays that are "dark" near two separate teeth. The out of pocket seems reasonable, $120 for the entire mouth, but when I said I wasn't going to have it done, they were not going to do the regular cleaning until I said that my insurance stated that there were two general cleanings per year. They "financial expert" said, "But you were diagnosed with the peridontitis" you need the deep cleaning. I stated that I had come in for the general cleaning and I would not be doing the deep cleaning right now but thought I should still have the regular cleaning. Am I just being suspicious? Does this sound "normal" or do I need to shop for another office?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 30 - July - 2014, at 19:48 PM

  • The numbers you heard are the periocharting procedure which indicates the depth of pockets in gums. If you are not very convinced and donot want to get the deep scaling SCRP done then you can consult another office. The general cleaning called prophy can done done by any dentist. If the money is hurting then you can go for dental coupons avaible on websites like groupon etc. for more info on SCRP you  can check this link in our website ...... http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-dental-scaling-24.aspx

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