Sedation Dentistry at Maryland Dental Center

we are not offering these services till further notice Dental sedation, Intravenous sedation, Oral sedation, and Nitrous oxide sedation are increasingly popular sedation dentistry procedures used in dental clinics for sedation in Silver Spring. You are sleeping during the procedure; a reason why it’s commonly known as sleep dentistry, twilight anesthesia, and twilight dentistry. Sedation …

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, do not always erupt properly when they decide to make an appearance. It’s wise to get an early opinion from your dentist on getting wisdom teeth pulled before they become impacted, causing pain, swelling, infection, cavities or gum disease. Why don’t wisdom teeth grow in right? Although we have seen …

Your Dentist is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

Your dentist is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists who are dedicated to professional development and continuing education. All AGD members must remain current with advances in the profession to provide quality patient treatment. A general dentist who is a “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry …

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

The ideal time for your child’s first dental visit is six months after your child’s first (primary) teeth erupt. This time frame is a perfect opportunity for the dentist to carefully examine the development of your child’s mouth. Because dental problems often start early, the sooner the visit the better. To safeguard against problems such …

Women’s Dental Health

Women’s oral health depends on their different stages of life. For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in sex hormone levels, such as in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ, Myofascial pain, eating disorders, and Sjogren’s Syndrome (dry mouth). What types of …

What is a Gum Disease?

Gum disease or periodontal disease, a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue, is the major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting three out of four persons at some point in their life. What causes gum disease? Bacterial plaque – a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on …

What is a General Dentist?

The Academy of General Dentistry defines general dentist as the primary dental care provider for patients in all age groups. The general dentist is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. A general dentist is an expert in dentistry. These dentists are highly educated and …