Braces in Baltimore MD
If you are looking for an excellent dental practice where you can also receive orthodontic care, you will want to become familiar with our practice, Quest Dental. If you are thinking about getting braces in Baltimore MD, you will want to come to our dental practice to be seen by our expert and highly trained dentist, Dr. Dulan, who has had advanced training in orthodontics.
Many adults who come to our dental practice, want to have their teeth straightened using Invisalign. This is because Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth instead of using metal wires and brackets. Not only is this treatment considered to be very comfortable by our patients, but our patients also never need to worry about being embarrassed by being seen wearing metal wires and brackets on their teeth. Treatment with Invisalign takes about the same amount of time as treatment with traditional metal braces. Once it is determined that your individual bite situation can be corrected with Invisalign, CAD/CAM computer technology will be used to create your own personalized set of aligners. You will have anywhere between 15 and 45 aligners in your series, based on the problem being corrected. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and will slowly move your teeth into position for the next aligner. Once the last aligner has been worn, you will have your beautiful new smile. Our patients also enjoy the fact that they are able to eat anything they want during this treatment time since the clear plastic aligners are removed while they are eating. And best of all, since the aligners are clear, they are virtually invisible while they are being worn. When you are interested in getting braces in Baltimore MD you may want to consider being treated with Invisalign at our dental practice.
For an appointment to be seen by our orthodontist to talk about getting braces in Baltimore MD, and to learn more about the different types of braces that we offer, contact us today.
Emergency dental care in Baltimore
If you have a dental emergency that needs to be treated immediately, you should contact us at Quest Dental. Our dental practice is very happy to be able to provide our patients with emergency dental care in Baltimore, since we know that when it comes to emergencies, time is definitely of the essence.
In our dental office, we have four top-notch dentists available to provide you with immediate emergency treatment. Our dentists are Dr. Michael White, Dr. Michael Saffold, Dr. Lenora Caldwell and Dr. Tamara Dulan. We hope that you never do, but should you need emergency dental care, simply contact our office and let them know the reason for your call. They will work very hard to make sure that you are able to come into our office for emergency dental care in Baltimore. There are many different types of services that our dentists are able to offer on an emergency basis.
If you have a tooth that feels painful when you eat something hot or cold, it may be that you have an infected tooth that needs a root canal treatment. Any type of dental pain should be addressed immediately as it usually does mean that something serious needs to be attended to. The longer that dental pain is allowed to continue, generally it is true that the more difficult the treatment will be to perform, and the less likely chances are that it will be successful. If you do indeed need a root canal treatment, the sooner you have the treatment performed the better the chances are of saving your tooth. Generally root canal treatments are successful in saving teeth in 90% of cases. If you have a tooth knocked, out this will definitely need immediate attention. You will want to do your very best to try to safely transport the knocked out tooth to our office. Our office staff will be able to give you instructions on how to safely do this over the phone. Our dentist is also able to provide patients with temporary crowns or dental fillings on an emergency basis. If you are in need of emergency dental care in Baltimore, and need an appointment to be seen by one of our top-notch dentists, simply contact us immediately at the time of the emergency.
Root canal in Baltimore
No one looks forward to having a root canal, but there really is no reason to have anxiety about it. At Quest Dental, we want you to know that root canal therapy is the solution for the pain that you are already experiencing, not a cause of pain itself. Thanks to the advancements in root canal techniques, our root canal in Baltimore will be as smooth and comfortable as possible. Many patients report little or even no pain as part of the procedure.
In most instances, root canal is the best and often only way to save your natural tooth rather than to have it extracted. And when you consider that an extracted tooth leaves you with an empty space in your mouth, the possibility of shifting teeth, and a misaligned bite, it’s easy to see that our root canal in Baltimore is the ideal solution. Sure, you can get a dental implant or bridge, but that’s more money and time in the dental chair for you. And no artificial tooth can ever truly replace your natural one.
The process generally will require two to three visits. Before starting our root canal in Baltimore, you will receive a local anesthetic to make certain that you are properly numbed ahead of time. Our dentist will drill from the top of the tooth to gain access to the injured pulp that is the cause of your pain. The pulp, root, and any debris will be removed. The area will then be cleaned and sealed. Between sessions, you will have a temporary crown put on top to protect the tooth from contamination. When the work is completed, you will be measured for a permanent crown to supplement the remaining tooth.
The most common causes of needing our root canal in Baltimore are a decayed tooth, deep filling, a chip, or a crack. This allows bacteria to gain access to your tooth’s pulp and cause an infection. You will likely feel pain, usually severe, when you try to chew with the tooth or apply pressure to it. The tooth may also be sensitive to hot or cold beverages. Tender gums or tooth discoloration are other possible signs. When you notice any of these indications, call us right away and we’ll schedule you to be examined for a possible root canal.
1000 East Eager Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202