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Periodontics in Kennebunk

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Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

At Starboard Dental, we understand that periodontal care is crucial to maintaining a healthy smile. While teeth are often the focus of dentistry, it’s important to remember that they are supported by soft tissues, such as gums and ligaments, as well as hard tissues like bone. Neglecting the health of these supporting structures may lead to serious problems, such as bad breath, gum recession, bone loss, or even tooth loss.

Prevention Is Key

Preventing periodontal disease starts with regular care. Regular cleanings are one of the most important ways to prevent periodontal diseases. Bacteria and food can dwell in the space between the teeth and gums, causing infection. We correct this with cleanings, or in some instances deep cleanings.
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Getting ahead of the game is often the best way to prevent problems down the line.

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Scaling and Root Planing

If you’re already experiencing advanced periodontal disease, scaling and root planing, also called Periodontal Therapy, may be needed. This deep cleaning procedure involves numbing the area to allow for a comfortable, non-painful experience. Our providers will clean deep down into the pockets around the teeth, smoothing and planing the roots to prevent bacteria from adhering to the tooth. Laser treatment is also included to help kill any bacteria living there to allow for the best growth possible.

Our scaling and root planing appointments are focused by quadrant, with only the necessary areas being treated. A typical appointment lasts about an hour per quadrant, and we stagger appointments to assess the effectiveness of the therapy and healing of your gums after the previous appointment.

Your Oral Health Matters

At Starboard Dental, we want to help you maintain a healthy smile for life. Don’t wait until you’re experiencing serious issues to prioritize your oral health.

We’re committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome and will create a plan that works for you!

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Don’t neglect the health of your gums and supporting structures. Contact us today to schedule your next periodontal care appointment and take the first step towards a healthy smile.


Periodontics Kennebunk, York, Saco ME | (207) 999-7245