With general dentistry, you can receive consistent, quality dental care. Regular dental check-ups will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. When you are in need of treatment, our team can recommend the best solutions for your smile. Our team avoids extractions whenever possible and will work to strengthen and protect your natural teeth. If you are in need of a dentist in the Silver Spring, MD area, we’ve got you covered! Call our team today to schedule your visit!
Dental Exams & Cleanings
An exam and cleaning are performed at each dental check-up. A thorough exam helps your dentist discover any signs of concern such as a cavity or gum disease. If any problems are found, the best solutions will be recommended. By treating dental concerns when they are small, you can avoid bigger dental problems in the future. In General Dentistry, dental cleanings are recommended every six months to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Consistent cleanings can help avoid decay and infection.
Dental x-rays are performed during routine visits as needed. X-rays give your dentist a closer look at your smile. Early signs of decay can be seen with a dental x-ray, as well as impacted teeth and other dental concerns. Once x-rays are taken, your dentist can show you images of the x-rays if anything needs to be addressed.
If decay is discovered in a tooth, it needs to be removed to protect the tooth from further damage. Left untreated, decay can cause tooth pain and further damage to your smile. General Dentistry, including dental fillings, are used to fill cavities that are left after decay has been removed. A dental filling is tooth-colored and blends in naturally with the tooth. Fillings are made to last for several years, restoring the appearance and function of the tooth.
During a dental check-up, your dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride treatments build your teeth enamel and help strengthen your smile. These painless, simple treatments can go a long way in protecting your smile.
Dental sealants are used to coat the back molars and protect the deep crevices and hard-to-reach areas of your smile. Sealants can be recommended for children, teens and adults. Once applied, sealants are made to last for several years, providing an extra layer of protection to your smile.
Although our team avoids extractions whenever possible, at times a tooth extraction may be recommended if it benefits your oral health or creates room for your smile. A tooth extraction may be necessary due to damaged, severely decayed or impacted teeth. When a tooth extraction is performed, sedation dentistry and other options are available to keep you comfortable throughout your entire visit.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth normally begin to grow sometime between the early teens and early twenties. These four back molars typically require extraction due to limited space in the mouth. Many patients need to have two or more wisdom teeth removed, depending on the position of the wisdom teeth and the room available for them to grow. If you have concerns about your wisdom teeth, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with our team to evaluate your smile and recommend the best solutions as your wisdom teeth grow.