Every time I've made an appointment for a cleaning it's been pretty cut and dry. You show up, get a few (like 8-10) x-rays, and get your teeth cleaned. Now due to being uninsured for a few years, and having to fight with our current insurance to refer us to a local spot, DH and I tried to book an appointment for a cleaning. Well, they wouldn't take us for a cleaning, but wanted to appraise us first. I had over 20 xrays taken, and the Dentist did some poking around and determined that DH and I both needed a "deep" cleaning. Our deductables will be about $38.00 each, but the insurance company will be billed $1400 for my cleaning and $2400 for DH. We will both need some numbing because this will be painful and will be carried out over two visits. I'm just wondering if we are really in such bad shape or if this is a way to milk money out of insurance companies (I'm no fan of insurance companies). I've just never heard of going through some sort of an assessment prior to getting a cleaning. Am I wrong to be suspect?