The pitfalls of periodontal disease and treatments available 

At Kennebec Dental Excellence, we believe in educating patients on the benefits of a healthy smile. Not only is a healthy smile beautiful, but it is also free from decay and disease. However, if problems arise, such as a diagnosis of periodontal disease or gingivitis, you must take action as soon as possible to bring the smile back to health.

What is periodontal disease, and what are the common causes?

Dr. Bue describes periodontal disease as an infection of the gums and other areas around the teeth. This disease is caused by plaque and bacteria that accumulate on your teeth and are not removed through daily brushing and flossing.

What can happen if I do not treat periodontal disease after a definitive diagnosis?

Without treatment, periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can spread to the bone supporting your teeth and the tissue surrounding them. In addition, the infection from periodontal disease can spread through the body and affect other organs and is known to be linked to conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and an increased risk of stroke. Treating the infection and managing the condition over time will ensure a healthy smile–AND a healthy body as well!

What treatment should I consider for periodontal disease or even gingivitis?

Our practice offers a comprehensive range of treatments to help you treat and manage periodontal disease. These treatments may include deep cleaning (also known as scaling and root planing), administration of antibiotics, or oral surgery. Our goal is always to provide efficient care while also ensuring you have all the information you need to make an informed decision regarding your dental health.

Address periodontal disease today to restore the health of your smile!

If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, it is critical that you take the proper steps to treat the infection and bring the smile back to health. If you live in the Waterville, Maine, area and want to speak to a professional about treatment options, call (207) 810-5088 to request a consultation visit at 464 Benton Avenue in Winslow, Maine. We are open to new and current patients at our office, serving patients in and around Bangor, Skowhegan, Augusta, Gardiner, and Belfast, ME.