A friend of mine had a filling done that ended up falling out within a month. The Dentist at this point said the tooth would need to be removed and have a implant put in. After the tooth was extracted and healed over several months, the Dentist has had her come in for a deep cleaning 4 times within 5 months. The Dentist stated this was necessary before doing the implant. Her insurance company isn't covering the cleanings saying they are not necessary. The Dentist is now billing her for the cleanings. I was wondering what normal procedure is for this surgery. Is she being taken advantage of. Thanks

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 13 - June - 2013, at 21:06 PM

  • Deep cleaning is done if the periodontal condition is not very good. The gums have to be healthy before you go for implant but whether 4 sittings were required or not depends upon the condition of the gums. For more info on dental implant you can visit the following link.....http://www.identalhub.com/article_how-the-implants-are-placed-172.aspx

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