Dear Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

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Non-Surgical Periodontics

Tooth loss is something that has largely been associated with age. With good care, however, it is possible to keep all of your natural teeth for your lifetime. One way that we assist you in protecting your teeth is to help you avoid periodontal disease.

The progressive infection of periodontal disease stems from bacteria that hide in plaque and tartar. Because this biofilm is colorless, its presence is difficult to confirm outside of the dental examination. Subtle signs like persistent bad breath and bleeding when you brush are telling you it's time to see your dentist.

Many people who brush and floss daily, however, also struggle against oral bacteria and periodontal infection. In addition to genetics, there are factors like diet and the natural oral environment to consider when assessing risk.

The danger of gum disease

At the Maine Center for Dental Medicine, we take a multi-faceted approach to the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. We do this because we understand the negative effect gum disease can have on teeth and general wellness. The presence of unhealthy bacteria weakens gum tissue around teeth, which leads to periodontal pockets. In the space created between teeth and gums, bacteria accumulate. This causes bone tissue to break down over time. Eventually, this degeneration can cause tooth loss. Research also demonstrates that the pathogens that cause inflammation and infection in the mouth can move elsewhere in the body. Studies have linked periodontal disease to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke and more.

Holistic care for Gum Infections

Periodontal therapy begins with a comprehensive evaluation and history. We look at the teeth and gums, and perform specific testing to measure bacterial count. When we know the amount and type of bacteria in the mouth, we can plan treatment to achieve optimal results.

Non-surgical periodontal therapy involves quadrant scaling, a hygiene procedure that removes plaque and tartar from tooth and root surfaces. Our experienced staff will also recommend antimicrobial products to use during routine hygiene. Antimicrobial agents destroy the bacteria that naturally colonize in the mouth.Additionally, our staff nutritionist can assess needs and formulate a regimen of natural supplements designed to support the immune system while strengthening gum tissue.

It is not always possible to avoid gum surgery. However, with prompt intervention, your chances of avoiding advanced oral disease are greatly improved.

We are here to assist you in maintaining oral health. Contact our office today for your consultation and examination.

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What our patients say
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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!
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I truly feel that my dental health is in the most knowledgeable and holistically oriented hands possible. Always a pleasure to visit this office, which you can’t say about many dentists!!
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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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I was welcomed and made very comfortable The Dr. is wonderful and the assistants are pleasant I was informed of everything pertaining to my health and my teeth I felt very comfortable and trusting in this professional excellent Dental Office.

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