Questioning recently recommended dental treatment. I recently went for a dental exam/x-rays as a new patient to a dental office on my dental hmo plan. I am a 55 yr old female smoker. I was presented with a treatment plan that would cost me approx. $3, 000
1. You can definitely have full mouth perio deep cleaning (it should be root planing together with local anesthetic, rather than just polishing your teeth) without any type of irrigation or laser treatment, both of which are unnecessary as long as you follow up with daily tooth brushing and dental flossing.