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Dental Concerns Silver Spring, MD

Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy provide experienced care for your dental health concerns. Our dentists provide 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 mission is always to help you meet your oral health goals with the most conservative dentistry possible. We create treatment plans as a result of consultative care in a patient-focused environment. In other words, we take the time to explain the condition of your oral health.

Then, we can provide 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.

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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. For example, they can cause speech impediments, and make it difficult to understand you clearly. Crooked teeth can also make it difficult to eat and chew properly. Jaw and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems can arise.

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 ClearCorrect to correct crooked teeth.

Do Your Gums Bleed Every Time You Brush Your Teeth?

Bad breath and bleeding gums is a sign of periodontal (gum) disease. There could be an infection in your gums as a result of plaque and bacterial growth. If you don’t address the issue in time, periodontal disease can lead to damage to your jawbone, receding gums, and even tooth loss.

In the long run, untreated periodontal disease leads to other serious issues. Issues such as an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular problems. Address your bleeding gums at the dentist to prevent this kind of escalation and restore your overall dental health. 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. The open crevices in your tooth enamel can harbor food particles, plaque, and bacteria.

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. The weak tooth is also vulnerable to further damage such as cracking and chipping when biting and chewing. Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy 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 like gum disease. Address tooth pain and sensitivity 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 impact on your oral health in addition to reducing your confidence. 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 affect your physical wellbeing and your ability to function at your best. Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy offer oral appliance therapy for patients diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea. Those who are intolerant of the CPAP also benefit from the oral devices.

We will design a custom-made oral sleep appliance for you. Oral appliances reposition your jaw and prevent snoring. The device works by preventing tissue collapse at the back of the throat. This can also return your 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 because of teeth grinding habits. 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 your routine exams. We will also ask you about the comfort and fit of your bite to determine if you have a bite disorder. Bite disorders are the common cause of teeth grinding.

Do You Have Stained Teeth that Affect Your Confidence?

Tooth discoloration is a dental problem because it affects the beauty of your teeth. Discolored teeth can cause embarrassment, leading to a decrease in self-esteem and confidence. Stains can also be the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, and poor oral hygiene. However, it can indicate a deeper underlying dental condition that requires medical attention.

Regular dental checkups are important so your dentist can identify and address any problems with tooth stains. Visit our Silver Spring dental office for teeth whitening and other cosmetic dental 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, contact our office at (301) 508-9755 or request an appointment online today.