I'm in the process of having a deep cleaning which includes root planing and scaling. I was quoted $440 for the left side and $570 for the right side. I've had the left side done. The procedure was done entirely by the hygienist and took about 45 minutes which is about how long they have taken in the past for a standard teeth cleaning which is $105. Why am I charged slightly more than 4 times what a standard teeth cleaning would be when they call it a deep cleaning? I don't have dental insurance. This seems like what they used to call price gouging. I've been a patient of this dentist for a long time, so I don't feel like I deserve to be taken advantage of.