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Dentists in Maine offer quadrant scaling for non-surgical periodontal therapy

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy in Maine area

Periodontal disease is common among adults. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent the condition from worsening. Drs. Mohammed Imam and Shafiulla Khan of Maine Center for Dental Medicine in Skowhegan, Maine put their patients’ health first using conservative, holistic practices. For gum disease, the team offers non-surgical periodontal therapy.

Non-surgical quadrant scaling

During regular brushing and routine dental cleanings, the crowns of the teeth are treated. However, your teeth extend below the gumline. Unfortunately, along the roots, bacteria, and signs of periodontal disease could be lurking. During a deep cleaning or scaling, the hygienist uses specialized instruments to remove bacteria from the root and the inside of the gums. By cleaning both sides, this allows them to heal back together better. The goal is to reduce the size of the pockets in the gums and to avoid bone loss.

Scaling is a treatment designed for patients with mild to moderate periodontal disease. Patients may be experiencing loss of attachment of the gums to the teeth. The treatment aims to rid the mouth of pathogens, particularly around and under the gum area. It removes the plaque that houses bacteria and prevents the toxins from spreading. Antimicrobial treatments may be used to destroy bacteria that naturally accumulate in the mouth.

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Scaling can be done as a full mouth treatment or separated into quadrant scaling. In the full mouth disinfection, the entire mouth is treated in one or two sittings depending on the extent of the disease. Quadrant scaling can also separate the treatment into multiple sessions. With quadrant scaling, the mouth is divided into four sections. Each section is treated during a given session. This gives the dentist time to appropriately focus on each area, especially if one section is more damaged than another.

Benefits and side effects

Benefits and side effects in Maine area

Deep cleaning and scaling are good options for patients with mild to moderate periodontal disease. Scaling is a beneficial therapy for the following reasons:

  • Is a non-surgical treatment
  • Gently removes tartar and bacteria
  • Help keep periodontal disease from spreading
  • Involves mild side effects
  • Continues to destroy bacteria with the use of antimicrobial oral hygiene products

Side effects of non-surgical periodontal therapy are generally mild. Patients may experience minor gum discomfort, a dull ache, or sensitivity to cold or hot liquids. Side effects are temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

For non-surgical periodontal therapy, contact Maine Center for Dental Medicine to schedule your appointment with Dr. Imam or Dr. Khan. Call (207) 808-7355.

 

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Reviewed by Kathy J

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I have been going to see Drs. Khan and Imman for several years now. I am thoroughly impressed with their advanced education and attention to the patient's pain. They always explain, in advance of doing any work, the intricacies, pros and cons of different approaches. I have total faith in both of their professional abilities and also have recommended them to everyone I know who is looking for dentists. They are both immensely kind people, tremendous dentists and all their support staff is exceptionally pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by April G

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I have been with this practice for a number of years now and I appreciate their approach to dental medicine. Dr. Kahn explains any recommendations thoroughly so I can make clear decisions about my dental health. Mary Lynne is an award winning hygienist and the best in the business. I look forward to my visits with her! Overall, everyone that I come into contact there is professional and friendly and you are always greeted with a smile! Thank you!
Reviewed by Marlene A

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The team at this dental office is superb. My amalgams were removed with great ease and all precautions for mercury removal were taken. They are such a caring bunch of professionals. I will definitely continue taking the 5 hour drive to this office and continue being a patient at this dental office.

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