A common question that I get is, “My insurance doesn’t pay well for periodontal maintenance can’t you just send it in as a routine cleaning?” The answer to that is a big NO! Stating that a routine cleaning is being performed when it’s not is actually insurance fraud.
Another question then may be, “Since I only get two cleanings a year can’t you just do that.” The answer is, a good dental office will provide you with the services you need and will not allow an insurance company to determine what’s best. After all, insurance companies do not have your best interest in mind! They pay the best for individuals who have a healthy mouth. And let’s face it, that’s not most of us!