Routine dental care and visits are important parts of general dental care. At regular appointments, our dental hygienists provide thorough dental cleanings using specialized dental tools. We also use our dental technology, from digital x-rays to CBCT scans, to properly diagnose dental problems.
At Dovedale Dental Care, we offer routine cleanings and general dentistry services in our Marriottsville, MD dental office. General dental care is preventative, which means that general services help maintain the current health of the smile while preventing the development of further oral health problems.
General Dentistry in Marriottsville, MD
With general dental care, our team helps maintain the oral health of patient’s teeth and gums:
If you or your child play contact sports like soccer, football, or hockey, you need a sports mouthguard. We can create custom-made sports mouthguards that fit precisely. Unlike store-bought mouthguards, professionally-made sports mouthguards do not fall out during sports games. Patients do not need to clench their teeth to keep their mouthguard in place.
Do you require urgent dental care? Receive emergency dental services at Dovedale Dental Care. Some of the emergencies that we treat include knocked-out permanent teeth, broken dental fillings or tooth crowns, and dental injuries. Contact our office as soon as possible if you have a dental emergency.
As a family dentist, Dr. Agarwal helps patients of all ages get the dental care they need. At Dovedale Dental Care, Dr. Agarwal and his team ensure that patients can fit routine visits into their busy schedules. From routine dental cleanings to cosmetic and restorative care, our dental professionals can help.
Soft tissue dental lasers target and treat the gum tissue for comfortable, efficient treatment. Laser dentistry is a safe treatment method that provides precise care. Dental lasers provide painless treatment and do not require sutures.
Dental sedation is a great method for lengthy dental procedures or even for nervous patients. We utilize sedation dentistry to complete dental extractions or implant treatment. Our team also works with patients with dental anxiety or a fear of the dentist so they can receive care comfortably.
We can remove wisdom teeth, severely infected teeth, or overcrowded teeth with oral surgery. Dr. Agarwal can extract teeth to prevent further tooth damage or severe infection. He can also coordinate implant care as needed to replace extracted teeth. Sometimes, an extraction is needed as a last resort to preserve the health of the teeth and gums.
Dental Fillings and Dental Exams
Dr. Agarwal and his team perform routine services for patients to address and reverse symptoms of gum disease and tooth decay. Dental fillings are a common procedure for patients with cavities. Cavities are holes or pits in the tooth enamel caused by bacteria. Harmful bacteria in the mouth feed on food debris. As they feed, they produce digestive acids that eat away at the tooth enamel, forming a cavity. Dr. Agarwal provides comfortable root canal treatment and dental fillings for his patients. During root canal treatment, Dr. Agarwal removes debris within the cavity and seals it with a filling. Dr. Agarwal uses white fillings which blend in with the natural smile.
Dental exams are another important aspect of routine care. Dr. Agarwal will thoroughly examine his patient’s smiles, looking for changes in their oral health. He also takes note of any symptoms that a patient may have to provide an accurate diagnosis. Dental exams allow Dr. Agarwal to determine the best course of treatment for his patients.
General Dentistry FAQs
Read answers to popular questions that many patients have about general dental treatments:
What do I do if I have dental anxiety?
If you or a loved one have dental anxiety, contact our office before your next visit and we can accommodate you. Our office aims to create a comfortable environment where all patients are confident in our care. We will review your options with you, from sedation to even listening to music during treatment.
Are dental lasers safe?
Yes, dental lasers are a safe way to treat gums. Alternatively, surgical dental tools can scratch or irritate the gums. Dental lasers target the gum tissue and can precisely contour or remove excess or infected tissue.
Do I need to remove my wisdom teeth?
Although the majority of patients will need their wisdom teeth removed, some patients may never need these teeth extracted. We recommend wisdom tooth removal if the wisdom teeth are impacted. Impacted teeth can cause dental injuries and overcrowd the smile. Contact our office if you feel pain behind your molars or feel your wisdom teeth coming in.
Maintain Your Oral Health
Do you need a new dentist in Howard County? Has it been a while since your last dental visit? Contact the team at Dovedale Dental Care for comprehensive dental care today at 410-442-1173. You can also request a dental appointment with us online. Our dental office provides dental treatment to patients in Ellicott City and Marriottsville, MD.