How Much Does a Dental Deep Cleaning Cost?

You want to have a deep dental cleaning performed on your child’s teeth, and you’re wondering how much it might cost. The average cost of a deep cleaning is $75 to $200, though these prices can vary.

Read on to learn more about deep cleanings and how you can find affordable teeth cleaning for your child.

Factors that Affect the Cost of a Deep Cleaning

There are several things that can affect the price of a deep cleaning:

  • If the cleaning includes an examination or X-rays, the total cost can be higher.

  • Insurance typically provides coverage for one or two cleanings per year. If more cleanings are deemed necessary by the dentist, those additional cleanings may not be covered.
  • Teeth that are in greater need of a cleaning may require more advanced procedures such as scaling or root planing. Scaling involves scraping away plaque and tartar from the gum line, while root planing involves the smoothing out of rough patches on the tooth’s root. These procedures cost much more than a typical cleaning.

Is a Deep Cleaning Necessary?

Brushing helps to remove the plaque and tartar that builds up on teeth from the food your child eats. But brushing and flossing only removes so much, which is why professional cleanings from a dentist are necessary.

During a deep teeth cleaning, a dental professional uses special instruments to remove cavity-causing bacteria.

Find Affordable Teeth Cleaning at Kool Smiles

Because a deep cleaning is a preventive measure, it is usually covered by Medicaid, private insurance policies, and state-sponsored insurance programs.

If you’re looking to get your child’s teeth professionally cleaned, check to see if there is a Kool Smiles near you. We proudly accept Medicaid and a wide variety of state-sponsored insurance at every location, and we never limit the number of Medicaid patients we will see. We even treat patients with no insurance at all.

Make an appointment today to keep your child’s teeth healthy and bright.

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Sources:

Cost Helper: http://health.costhelper.com/teeth-cleaning.html

American Dental Association: http://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/medicaid-and-medicare

Colgate: http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/basics/dental-visits/article/deep-cleaning-your-teeth-when-to-do-it-0314

HHS: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/about-the-law/preventive-care/index.html