Patients in Skowhegan ask, “What is periodontics?”
The Maine Center for Dental Medicine combines nutritional and periodontal therapy with advanced technologies to prevent, diagnose, and treat a significant threat to your overall health: periodontal disease.
Periodontics for your health and beauty
Periodontics is focused on the health of the structures that support your teeth. Periodontics is derived from periodontium, the scientific term for these structures.
As a holistic practice, the Maine Center for Dental Medicine understands there is no better approach than prevention. Drs. Imam and Khan emphasize the importance of exams and professional cleanings at intervals customized to your needs.
Since early-stage disease or gingivitis is often “silent” or asymptomatic, check-ups are vital to detect emerging problems. Accordingly, modifications to home care may be recommended, and nutritional counselor Cathy Ames may partner with you to create a personalized program focused on foods for a healthy mouth. Starchy and sugary foods stick to teeth and promote plaque.
Sugars and starches combine with bacteria to produce the plaque that eventually destroys tissues. The dentists have invested in advanced diagnostics designed to measure the number and identify the nature of bacteria present in your mouth, as there are hundreds of different types. Accurate diagnosis aids in the development of an effective treatment plan. If detected early, disease may be treated and damage may be reversed non-surgically.
Non-surgical periodontal and laser therapies are perfect complements with holistic practices built around non-traumatic and non-invasive approaches designed to effectively remove plaque and tartar in a comfortable manner. You enjoy a pleasant experience, free of the lingering swelling, bleeding, and other side effects associated with conventional approaches that use needles and scalpels.
Discover what is periodontics at the Maine Center for Dental Medicine by scheduling an appointment in Skowhegan. Call (207) 474-9503.