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Old 05-24-2007, 09:19 AM   #1
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Cost of Scaling & Root Planing

Hi,

Can anyone from New York tell me what it may cost to do an entire mouth of Scaling and Root Planing?

 
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Re: Cost of Scaling & Root Planing

A periodontist I know charges $800 for full mouth scaling and root planing.

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Old 06-01-2007, 11:55 AM   #3
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Re: Cost of Scaling & Root Planing

Thank you very much. Do they do a whole mouth at once?

 
Old 06-01-2007, 03:15 PM   #4
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Re: Cost of Scaling & Root Planing

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.

 
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Re: Cost of Scaling & Root Planing

They will generally do one or two quadrants at one time. If a patient has dental insurance, the insurance company will not pay for more than two quadrants on the same day.

 
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Re: Cost of Scaling & Root Planing

Has anyone had scaling or root planning done all at once with antibiotic gel administered on every tooth? That is what I'm having done next week.

How long does scaling and root planning take.

 
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Re: Cost of Scaling & Root Planing

Depends on the dentist, usually about an hour or so for the whole mouth.

 
Old 06-05-2007, 09:23 AM   #8
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Re: Cost of Scaling & Root Planing

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?

You are very nice and helpful Cookie, thanks.

 
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Re: Cost of Scaling & Root Planing

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.

 
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Re: Cost of Scaling & Root Planing

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!

 
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Re: Cost of Scaling & Root Planing

Thank you very much. I wonder why they won't pay for it.

I think the antibiotics is supposed to slow the growth of bacteria while the tissue/gums are healing. Does that sound correct to you Cookie?

Rosie....

I don't blame you for not wanting to wait, the anxiety of waiting and waiting has put me over the edge!

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