Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy provide experienced care for your dental health concerns using modern treatment options in our Silver Spring dental office. From tooth decay to tooth loss, our office has your solutions to all of your dental problems. We provide personalized, compassionate, and tailored dental care for your unique needs.
Our goal is always to help you meet your oral health goals with the most conservative dentistry possible. We create treatments as a result of consultative care in a patient-focused environment. In other words, we take the time to educate you on the condition of your oral health, the most suitable treatment options, and what to expect as a result. In this way, we can develop a lasting relationship with you as a partner in your overall health care.
Common Dental Concerns that We Can Treat at Dechter & Moy Dentistry
Are Your Crooked Teeth Causing You Stress?
Crooked teeth can cause a number of oral health issues. They can cause speech impediments, which can make it difficult for you to be understood clearly. Crooked teeth can also make it difficult to eat and chew properly, which can cause jaw and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems. On top of that, crooked teeth are also aesthetically unpleasing, although sometimes this is a less important issue. Dechter and Moy Dentistry provides solutions like Invisalign to correct crooked teeth.
Do Your Gums Bleed Every Time You Brush Your Teeth?
Bleeding gums is a sign of periodontal (gum) disease, which means that there is an infection in your gums as a result of plaque and bacteria growth. If you don’t address the issue in time, periodontal disease can lead to soreness, damage to your jawbone, gum recession, and even tooth loss.
In the long run, untreated periodontal disease leads to other serious issues, such as an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular problems. It’s important to address your bleeding gums at the dentist to prevent this kind of escalation and restore your overall dental health to its former glory. We provide periodontal disease treatment for bleeding gums!
Did You Break or Chip Your Tooth in an Accident?
A chipped or broken tooth can cause serious damage to your oral health. In addition to causing pain and aesthetic concerns, cracked or broken teeth can create decay and infections because they allow food particles, plaque, and bacteria to be trapped inside of the open cavities.
Without treatment, these trapped materials can spread into other areas of your mouth and cause extensive damage. In some cases, a broken tooth can also cause damage to the jawbone and other supporting structures through infection. In addition, the weakened tooth can also be vulnerable to further damage such as cracking and chipping when biting and chewing. We provide cosmetic and restorative services to fix chipped and broken teeth.
Do you Have Tooth Pain?
Tooth pain can be the result of a wide range of oral concerns, from common dental problems such as tooth decay to a more serious infection such as gum disease. Tooth pain and sensitivity should be addressed as soon as possible for appropriate care, and to avoid permanent damage. We offer advanced diagnostics, tooth fillings, root canals, and restorative treatments for all sorts of tooth pain.
Are You Missing Teeth?
Even one missing tooth can have a significant detrimental impact on your oral health in addition to reducing your confidence in your smile. We offer treatment options for replacing missing teeth from dental bridges to all types of dental implants. We work with patients who have recently lost a tooth and with those who are suffering from poorly fitting dentures. Our personalized, team approach will give you confidence in your smile and restore your quality of life.
Sleep Apnea Keeping You Awake?
Sleep apnea and sleep-related breathing disorders can affect your physical well-being, your health, and your ability to function at your best each day. Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy offer oral appliance therapy for patients diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea. It’s also ideal for those who are intolerant of the CPAP.
A custom-made oral sleep appliance will be designed. Oral appliances reposition the jaw and prevent snoring, which is the result of tissue collapse at the back of the throat. This can also facilitate normal breathing patterns and minimize health risks associated with a sleep disorder.
Is Jaw Pain a Constant Issue?
Jaw pain, chewing discomfort, and a range of other symptoms are often related to teeth grinding. Many patients do not realize they are grinding their teeth or clenching their jaw because it frequently occurs during sleep. Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy will look for the oral signs of teeth grinding during routine exams. They’ll also ask you about the comfort and fit of your bite to determine if you have a bite disorder, the common cause of teeth grinding.
Do You Have Stained Teeth that Affect Your Confidence?
Tooth discoloration is a dental problem because it can affect the aesthetics of your teeth, and impact your social and psychological well-being. Discolored teeth can cause people to become self-conscious and embarrassed to smile, leading to a decrease in self-esteem and confidence. Discoloration can also be the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, or it can indicate a deeper underlying dental condition that requires medical attention.
Regular dental checkups are important in order to identify and address any problems with tooth discoloration, so visit our Silver Spring dental office for teeth whitening and other cosmetic services.
Schedule A Dental Exam and Consultation
Are you suffering from any of the above-mentioned dental concerns or poor oral health? Are you looking for a local dentist near you that offers personalized care for your needs? Our Silver Spring office welcomes new patients and families from many communities including Kensington, Rockville, Layhill, and Bethesda.
To schedule an appointment with one of our dentists near you, contact our office at (301) 508-9755 or request an appointment online today.