I haven’t been to the dentist in 3 years. I have been putting it off because I don’t have dental insurance, but I know I need to go. What is the cost of a dentist’s visit for a cleaning and exam? I know you can’t give me an exact cost for the dentist I choose but an average cost is okay. Thanks. Judy.
Judy – The cost of a dentist’s visit for an exam and cleaning can vary depending on whether a general cleaning or a deep cleaning is needed. Where you live in the country can also affect the cost.
If you don’t have dental insurance, the average national cost for a cleaning and exam is about $180. Of course, the cost can vary. If you need a deep cleaning, it’s more expensive—$400 to $1800.
You can call a few dental offices and inquire about the cost for an exam and cleaning without insurance, so you can plan in advance. You may also want to ask about your payment options.
This post is sponsored by Lowell dentist Dr. Michael Szarek.