scaling & root planing (123) 
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 scaling & root planing (123)

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>At the dental school, they were _very_ thorough, pretty nice, and they
>charged me $15 for a _very good_ tooth cleaning, full mouth x-rays,
>fluoride treatment.  

Very good!!!  I send people to the hyg school often.
However, I must say that what I learned in hyg school is not how the real world
works.  You recieved treatment for a disease for $15.  No crime there.  You did
not just get your teeth cleaned.  Getting your teeth cleaned is painless and
should only take a short time.
 When 90% of the population has some form of gum disease it is not hard to
imagine that you needed treatment for periodontal/gum disease.  Just getting
your teeth cleaned at a dental office is $59 or so.  Being treated for gum
disease is another thing altogether.  If the dentist knew you only wanted clean
teeth and were willing to live with an untreated  infection in your mouth you
could have had that for the original fee.
Remember, no one on this list saw your mouth and it is hard to make judgements
without seeing, hearing and feeling.

Shirley Gutkowski RDH



Wed, 23 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 
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