Thanks for taking my question. I haven't been to the Dentist for a cleaning in 2 years. My last visit I had 1/2 of a deep cleaning done, and did not complete the entire treatment.
Today, I had scheduled an appointment for a cleaning and exam -- My Dr. diagnosed me with, "moderate chronic periodontitis. Most with this condition are much older than you, this causes tooth loss, and heart disease, and diabetes." my Dr. insisted on a "deep cleaning", which I had neither the time nor budget for, and refused to clean my teeth as I had scheduled.
His explanation was, "A "cleaning" as you wanted today is a prophylactic treatment . . .those who govern my license and the powers that be in the dental world frown on this for it is a poor treatment choice"
My question, is this accurate -- is someone with my condition better off doing nothing -- or getting the cleaning that I had scheduled, with a deep cleaning reserved for some time in the future as schedule and budget permit?
Thanks in Advance,