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?