Complaint / review text:
I have been going to same dentist for over 20 years in Ohio. I regularly go for my 6 month check-ups and I have pretty good oral hygiene. My wife and I recently moved from Ohio to St. Petersburg, FL and needed to find a new dentist. Aspen Dental was right around the corner so I thought why not give them a try, it's close to home right? I was due for my bi-annual check-up so I went in. After the hygienist and dentist finished with X-rays and probing, they came back to me and told me that I had severe gum damage, that I had major bone loss and that I needed emergency deep-cleaning and that they could not even by law do a traditional teeth cleaning because it was so bad???
I'M PERPLEXED... I was just told 6 months earlier by my dentist in Ohio that I had exceptional oral hygiene habits and that my gums and teeth were in great shape. Sooo I decided to get a second opinion and went to a private family dentist recommended by a co-worker. After the hygienist finishes, she tells me, "you take very good care of your teeth, your gums seem very healthy." The dentist said, "you could use some maintenance on some of your childhood fillings but your home dental care is great, your gums and teeth are in really good shape." NO MORE ASPEN DENTAL!