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How much should it cost to have periodontal work done on all

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How much should it cost to have periodontal work done on all my teeth. My hygienist tells me I have some 5s and 6sLou
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Cliff replied 6 years ago.
Thanks for using JustAnswer. Did they say what type of treatment you needed? Was it a deep cleaning with anesthesia? Let me know what type of treatment they are referring to. Dr.Cliff
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Dr. Cliff,

My Hygienist is recommending that I find a periodontist and get the deep cleaninig (scale&root) with anesthesia in that office.

Lou

Expert:  Dr. Cliff replied 6 years ago.
Thanks for the reply. I don't understand why she is not doing it if you have 5-6 mm pockets. I usually send out anything over 8 mm because surgery may be needed. Going to the periodontist is going to cost around $1200-$1500. Generally in general practice it will run around $800. I would suggest seeing if your dentist can do it in his office because 5-6 mm is not enough (I would say) for a referral to a periodontist. It might save you a little bit and get the same treatment. Dr. Cliff
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

 

Dr. Cliff,

I will persue that route. Thanks,

Lou

Expert:  Dr. Cliff replied 6 years ago.
Just tell them that you prefer to have the treatment done in his office. He should not try to run you off. Dr. Cliff

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