Towson dentists Dr. Keith Boenning and Dr. Nate Dancykier are here to help you maintain your dental health and prevent future dental concerns. This is why we offer extensive general dentistry solutions. General dentistry solutions include standard services like dental cleanings, x-rays, periodontal screenings, and exams.
However, our office goes above and beyond standard dental services. We have expanded our general dentistry services to include tooth extractions, sedation dentistry solutions, emergency dentistry services, and oral appliance therapy. Learn more about our general dentistry services below.
General Dentistry in Towson, MD
We are happy to provide you with your necessary routine dental care at our Towson, MD dentist office. Our doctors are highly trained in all aspects of dentistry and are happy to help you maintain your dental health. Our goal is to help our patients achieve lifelong dental health and wellness. Going above and beyond traditional dentistry solutions, our doctors have expanded our general dentistry services to include the following:
Night guards are a very useful tool for treating complex dental concerns like teeth grinding or TMJ disorders. Teeth grinding occurs usually at night, when patients unintentionally grind their teeth together in their sleep due to stress or anxiety. TMJ disorders occur when the joints in your jawbone become inflamed or damaged.
These two dental concerns can be treated with oral appliance therapy through the use of a custom night guard. The night guard not only holds your jawbone in a healthier resting position but also ensures that your teeth are not damaged or worn down while you sleep.
Sometimes, a permanent tooth is causing more problems than it is worth. Whether you have an impacted tooth, a severely decayed tooth, or a damaged tooth, we can safely extract the tooth with a tooth extraction procedure. We also offer wisdom tooth removal services all under one roof. Our dentists in Towson will ensure that you are kept calm and comfortable during the extraction process. We can also provide restorative dentistry treatment plans following your extraction if you need to replace the lost tooth.
Dental emergencies often occur when you are least expecting them. Fortunately, our office is equipped to provide emergency dentistry services. Any unexpected dental damage or discomfort is considered a dental emergency.
It’s important to see your local dentist as soon as possible following a dental emergency to reduce the risk of further pain or discomfort. Our office makes every effort to see patients who have experienced a dental emergency as soon as possible. We will evaluate your smile, find the cause of your discomfort, and treat it promptly.
Patients who experience dental anxiety or fear of the dentist do not have to worry when visiting our dentist’s office. We provide sedation dentistry solutions such as laughing gas, oral sedation medications, and local anesthetics to keep you calm and comfortable for the duration of your appointment.
Sedation dentistry solutions can be incorporated into any of our treatment plans, even dental cleanings. Talk to your dentist about your sedation dentistry options if you are feeling especially anxious about your upcoming appointment.
How long does it take to get a custom night guard from a dentist?
The time it takes to get a custom night guard from a dentist depends on the type of night guard you are getting, as well as the materials used and the complexity of your dental needs. Generally speaking, it can take anywhere from one to three weeks for your dentist to complete the fabrication of your custom night guard. This includes the time the dentist needs to take impressions and ensure proper fit after the final appliance.
Do night guards stop clenching?
While a night guard does not eliminate bruxism, the appliance can reduce the tension experienced during the clenching and grinding of the teeth and protect the smile from damage. Controlling the symptoms of bruxism requires patients to consider stress management techniques to reduce the risk of clenching and grinding overnight or during the day.
What foods can I eat after tooth extraction?
After tooth extraction, your dentist will recommend that you eat soft and easy-to-chew foods for the first few days. This will help ensure proper healing of the extraction site and reduce the risk of complications. Some suitable examples include oatmeal, scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, soup, pudding, applesauce, yogurt, ice cream, and smoothies. If you had significant tooth removal performed or had surgical removal of wisdom teeth, you may be on a softer diet for up to two weeks following your procedure.
How painful is a tooth extraction?
Our team focuses on ensuring every dental visit is comfortable and pain-free. We use proper anesthetics, including local ones, and sedation, if needed to put you at ease during your stay for simple or surgical extractions.
Can an emergency dentist remove wisdom teeth?
Emergency dentists can remove wisdom teeth when there is severe pain and discomfort from an infection or impaction. However, it is often best to have a dentist you are familiar with performing the procedure if possible. This will help ensure proper healing and reduce the risk of complications.
Is sedation dentistry safe for senior citizens?
Whether or not sedation dentistry is safe for seniors will depend heavily on the type of sedation the dentist uses. Sedation such as nitrous oxide is often appropriate for most patients, while deeper levels of sedation may pose some potential risks. Seniors with respiratory or cardiovascular conditions are more at risk of developing complications than those who do not have those medical conditions.