I’m going to the dentist for the first time in a few years. I picked the first dentist on the internet list that ranked as an “affordable dentist”. The appointment went okay, but I feel like I’m being nickel and dime’d to death. First, there was the deep cleaning, then there was fluoride. Now they want me to come back for a follow up appointment in a month. What’s going on?
Trace – Birmingham, AL
They should have spoken to you about everything before doing it, but if you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, it’s likely you needed a deep cleaning. The fluoride is common as well.
Dentists who advertise as affordable dentists are all different. Some say that because their prices are lower than the average of the area. Others say that because they’ll work hard to find a treatment option that works with your budget.
I know it’s hard when things turn out to cost more than you expected. If it is a hardship, you could talk to the dentist and he or she may offer payment plans to help you spread out the cost.
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