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teeth cleaning in cork city

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  • 04-03-2015 9:50am
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    Registered Users Posts: 539 ✭✭✭


    what does the regular teeth cleaning cost in average in cork city? i mean removing the plaque und polishing the teeth up, the very basic stuff that takes 15 minutes or so.

    i have a dental insurance through my employer that costs me like 6 euro per month.

    i'm trying to evaluate if its worth it if i only need a cleaning/polishing once every 2 years or so


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,449 ✭✭✭✭pwurple


    Scale and polish is usually around 50-60 euro. I get mine done every 6 months. 2 years seems like a large gap for a scaling. Do you get your checkups done in between as well? I imagine your insurance also covers any fillings or other work required.


  • Registered Users Posts: 539 ✭✭✭murfilein


    pwurple wrote: »
    Scale and polish is usually around 50-60 euro. I get mine done every 6 months. 2 years seems like a large gap for a scaling. Do you get your checkups done in between as well? I imagine your insurance also covers any fillings or other work required.

    50 to 60 seems alright to me. thanks for the info

    yes the insurance also covers a lot of other stuff, but the last time i was at the dentinst for something other than scaling/polishing was 10 years ago when my last wisdom teeth was pulled. and the last polishing was like 5 years ago. in my home country basic dental services are free, so i dont know why i didnt have my teeth scaled/polished before i came to ireland 2 years ago. and there isnt even much plaque on my teeth right now. maybe i have uncomplicated teeth, i dont know. but the insurance seems wasteful to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,651 ✭✭✭Milly33


    The price differences drive me mad.. I go to the dentist and to get mine cleaned with the hygienist tis €65 I think, and then himself goes and gets it done by the dentist all in the same practice and it is €40..

    Either way I would think paying the €6 is well worth it so keep it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,449 ✭✭✭✭pwurple


    murfilein wrote: »
    50 to 60 seems alright to me. thanks for the info

    Just in case you don't know, your PRSI payments also cover a regular free checkup with a dentist. It used to cover a cleaning, but ya know... recession etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 539 ✭✭✭murfilein


    pwurple wrote: »
    Just in case you don't know, your PRSI payments also cover a regular free checkup with a dentist. It used to cover a cleaning, but ya know... recession etc.

    i didnt know! thanks for the info


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