A periodontist I know charges $800 for full mouth scaling and root planing.
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My normal hygenist charged around £50 but seeing a specialist periodontalist I am being charged around £200 for half a mouth so I guess that works out about the same. It is extortionate isn't it?-it's a disgrace really-they make it so difficult to care for your teeth.
Thanks Cookie. I assume then that I am not having scaling and root planning then......He said he is going to do it all at once. I go to a sedation dentist.......He is going to do a couple of fillings and fix 2 other teeth as well as the scaling with the antibiotic treatment to all my teeth. I should be awake and ready to leave around 12:00 is what I was told. Also, they don't generally do a full mouth at once correct?
Do you have any idea what it costs per tooth to administer the tetracycline gel?
Hi D. I am having a whole mouth done in one go and he has allowed an hour and a half for it, and says I will be very numb at the end. I was going to have it done in 2 sessions, but that was weeks away and I was getting worried about leaving it that long so I asked for an earlier appt so that is why it is being done in one shot. Can't see the problem, at least it gets it over and as long as they numb me (which I haven't had done before!!) then it should be OK. Can't help you on cost as I am in good old UK -it's costing me a fortune as I am seeing a specialist.
I'm sorry but I really can't tell you anything about the antibiotic therapy because my periodontist doesn't believe in it, but I can tell you some dentists think its a good way to combat infection and others don't; its all a matter of opinion. If you can have your whole mouth scaled then its better to get it over with but as I said in a previous post, if you have dental insurance they will not pay for more than 2 scalings on one date. Good luck!