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emilyrose's avatar

Dentist in San Francisco that will give me a cleaning and won't make me get xrays?

Asked by emilyrose (2269points) August 7th, 2008

I don’t have insurance so I just want a cleaning for now. Any recommendations?

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8 Answers

aisyna's avatar

Just go to the dentist and tell him that

ezraglenn's avatar

I went to the dentist yesterday for a cleaning and didn’t get Xrays. Adults only need them every 2–4 years, so just say you dont want them and you should be okay.

emilyrose's avatar

Yes but because I am a new patient they told me that they want xrays…........ I don’t like my old dentist and wanted to go somewhere new. To be honest I can’t even remember where I went before….but they did let me bring my bike in the office so maybe I should go there!

loser's avatar

Just say, no x-rays please! And if they try to stuff film in your mouth, just spit it out until they get the hint.

Lightlyseared's avatar

go to a hygienist if you just want a clean. they do a better job of the cleaning anyway and if they see anything suspect they let you know to go and see a dentist.

gailcalled's avatar

My rule is “Whoever pays the bills is the boss.”

emilyrose's avatar

gail- i like that!

ben's avatar

I have a wonderful SF dentist recommendation. Patricia is trustworthy, talented, and like-minded. No x-rays, awesome cleaning and advice. Your search is over. You’ll love her, @emilyrose.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/patricia-claeys-schmidt-dds-san-francisco

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