I know demographics are a biggie, but just want to know an average of some sort. I went for a cleaning at a new dentist ( my teeth are in pretty good shape.....I had 2 root canals that were done by a previous dentist less then 10 yrs ago but lost those crowns within that time life happened and cancer was there too. So now I'm catching up. ....OK they're no good now. I know that. So..........my initial visit with the new dentist was fine and the charges seemed reasonable to me. x-rays & consultation added up to almost 2 hrs. Total bill $250. No problem. (NO dental Ins. BTW) I went for a cleaning which I hadn't had done in a few years (5+ to 10 yrs) !!! By the same dentist today to get the ball rolling on the stuff I need done, the bill was $264.00. Is this normal??? I go back in 6 mos. should it be the same amount??? I can't do that. Maybe I can work with them??? I'm having those 2 root canal teeth pulled (because of crowns lost etc -my fault) THEN.....get rid of the amalgams and replace with the white stuff, which I do want done.....only a couple of those.... what's an average price in your area????? Just trying to justify things.