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Hi, everyone - new poster with a question about private periodontal charges.
I've been quoted £2,500 to have a tooth implant done by a private dentist with a number of glowing reviews for his work. This seems to be in the same ballpark as other quotes I've seen and heard about, if the best materials are used.
He has shown me on scans and X-rays that I have quite bad gum disease, which my NHS dentist has also mentioned previously. He referred me to a periodontist who works in his practice. She charged me £149 for a half-hour appointment, during which she prodded the gaps/pockets between my teeth and gums, all the while calling out numbers varying from 2 to 7 to her assistant (I understand that these reference the depth of the pockets around my teeth).
At the end, she said she could treat and arrest my gum disease in two one-hour sessions under local anaesthetic, prior to the implant. The charge for this would be £950. I'm now waiting to see my NHS dentist for a second opinion (and to ask if the work could be done cheaper on the NHS), but this sounds to me like an awful lot of money for 2 hours' work.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts or feedback.
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