Don’t Forget: A Deep Cleaning Is Urgent

When you need a deep cleaning, it’s not something that you can “think about” or put off for as much time as you feel that you need. Instead, it’s a suggestion for a more intensive cleaning than what you receive during a traditional preventive visit and it’s urgent. Why do you need one? Well, because your gum tissue is inflamed and you are at risk of ending up with some serious side effects as a result! Remember that while gingivitis is something we can cure completely, when you ignore periodontal problems, the spectrum goes from minor to severe! Nip the issue in the bud now with our Ankeny, IA team to guide your smile right back to excellent oral health. Need a bit more convincing? We’re happy to help!

The Inflammation Will Worsen

Remember that what our team wants is to help keep your smile healthy. The reason we suggest a deep cleaning the moment we recognize you have inflammation that warrants it? The inflammation is going to go from swollen to worse. What begins as inflammation (gingivitis) can quickly become severe, including further receding gums that become infected, too.

The Problem Can Transition To “Irreversible”

About that “becoming severe” issue. What begins as gingivitis (which we may reverse) can progress into periodontal disease (which we cannot reverse). We suggest being quite urgent about scheduling your deep cleaning, so you can say goodbye to inflammation, rather than hello to a chronic periodontal problem.

These Cleanings Are Really No Biggie!

Are deep cleanings more complex than traditional cleanings? Yes. Do they require more time? Yes! However, are they a “bigger deal” than a routine cleaning? Not at all. We don’t want you to avoid the type of periodontal care you need because you feel worried or intimidated! All is going to be just fine. You’ll come in, we may numb the quadrant of the oral tissue we will be working on, we will clean that part of your smile, and you’ll go home! We will see you a few more times and then you’ll be done. It is absolutely worth it, we promise to be kind and very gentle, and you’ll be saving the future of your oral health. If you feel worried about this part of your smile care journey, then we urge you contact us to let us know and ask questions, so we can help you feel more comfortable and confident.

See Us For Your Deep Cleaning Right Away

Your perio care is not something you should put off. If you feel the urge to procrastinate, call us instead, so we may help sort out your concerns and schedule time for you to see us soon. We can fill you in on all of the information you need. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.