Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy can provide experienced care for your dental health concerns using advanced treatment options in our Silver Spring dental office. From tooth decay to tooth loss, our office is your dental home for care that is personalized, compassionate and tailored to your unique needs. Our goal is always to help you meet yours with the most conservative dentistry possible, chosen 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.
Tooth pain can be the result of a wide range of oral concerns, from common dental problems such as gum decay to a more serious infection. 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 as needed.
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.
An uncomfortable or uneven bite that affects your ability to chew properly is the sign of a TMJ related disorder in the majority of patients.
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. Drs. Dechter and Moy offer oral appliance therapy for patients diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea and those who are intolerant of the CPAP. A custom-made oral sleep appliance will be designed to reposition the jaw and prevent snoring that 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.
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. Drs. Dechter and Moy will look for the oral signs of teeth grinding during routine exams and ask you about the comfort and fit of your bite to determine if you have a bite disorder, the common cause of teeth grinding.
Schedule An Appointment
Are you suffering from any of the above mentioned dental concerns, poor oral health or looking for a local dentist offering 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.