59 Pleasant Street Skowhegan, Maine 04976 Directions
MCDM PATIENTS
Please Call (207) 474-9503
NEW PATIENTS
Please Call (207) 808-7355

Patients in Skowhegan ask, “What is periodontics?”

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.

Leave a Reply

Make an Appointment
What our patients say
Reviewed by Kathy J

5 star Review by Kathy Google logo

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

5 star Review by Kathy Google logo

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

5 star Review by Kathy Google logo

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.

Want a Beautiful Smile?...

Call Us New Patients (207) 808-7355 or MCDM Patients (207) 474-9503

Make an Appointment