I'll be leaving my old job soon and I won't have dental any more. The only reason I'm really carrying it this year is for my wife's wisdom teeth, but I get a free cleaning out of it. I went today and the dentist recommended a 'deep cleaning' (periodontal scaling). Instead of free it will cost me $175 out of pocket. Anyone had one of these? Is it worth it? $175 isn't a terrible amount of money, I've never had it done, and I'm getting older so I need to take care of myself. I know you can buy stuff to clean out the periodontal areas (under the gums). I'm a little torn on what to do and need to make a decision fast.