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General Dentistry Silver Spring, MD

General dental services are the basis of lifelong oral health. Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy provide preventive dental care services in Silver Spring, MD. We focus on preventing oral diseases through routine dental care and general dentistry. Furthermore, we are your dental home for all of your oral care needs.

General Dentistry in Silver Spring, MD

General dentistry focuses on keeping the teeth and the gums healthy. Our dental team will provide you with the dental care you need to achieve this, from cleanings to gum disease treatment. Visiting your dentist in Silver Spring twice a year allows us to perform the treatments that will keep your oral health in check. Our goal is to prevent the development of oral diseases.

Brushing and flossing at home are important and support your dental health. However, a teeth cleaning twice a year will remove plaque from hard to reach spots. This includes between the teeth, along the gum line, and other places you cannot reach in your mouth with a toothbrush.

Our certified dental hygienists provide the highest quality care that may lower your risk for decay and gum disease. Additionally, they can spot the early warning signs of dental cavities so that we can offer treatment right away.

During your visits, we will discuss any habits that impact oral health. This includes consuming an excess amount of sugar or smoking. We can offer advice for keeping your teeth and gums healthy between visits.

We also work one-on-one with our patients who have medical conditions affecting their oral health. We pay special attention to patients who have medications that can have oral side effects.

general dentistry in Silver Spring, Maryland

The general dental treatments we provide to our patients in our Silver Spring dental office include the following.

Emergency Dentistry

Emergency dentistry is the term that we use to describe instant dental care in a short period. Our team can help you get the care that you need. Our goal is always to make sure your visit goes as smoothly as possible. We’ll do everything we can to keep your appointment on track and make sure you leave with exactly what you need.

Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy can provide second opinions as well. Sometimes a patient will reach out to us because they can’t reach their regular dentist or hygienist. To learn more about emergency dental services, visit Emergency Dentistry.

Family Dentistry

Our dentists provide family dentistry services for patients of all ages that have a variety of dental needs. We offer a variety of different services, including:

  • Dental exams and teeth cleanings
  • Dental fillings
  • Sealants and fluoride treatment

We believe in keeping your family healthy and happy so that they can smile confidently and comfortably. Our dental practice is a comfortable and relaxing environment for all ages. Count on us to meet the needs of your entire family. To learn more about family dental care, visit Family Dentistry.

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is a great way to achieve beautiful healthy smiles without anesthesia or traditional dental drills. Dental lasers are also one of the most effective ways to treat cavities and prevent gum disease. We use dental lasers for the treatment of cavities and gum disease.

Dental lasers allow for more precise treatment on your teeth that we can complete in a single visit with little discomfort. We use our laser methods and the latest technology to deliver treatments that are safe, effective and affordable. To learn about laser dental treatments, visit Laser Dentistry.

Custom Sports Mouthguards

Custom Sports Mouthguards are an effective way to protect your teeth, gums, jaw, and smile. Our dentists provide custom sports mouthguards to protect a player during contact sports. The custom sports mouthguard consists of a durable type of silicone or polycarbonate. The compound will not break down under pressure.

To learn about protecting your teeth using mouthguards during sports, visit Mouthguards.

Root Canal Treatment

Dechter & Moy Dentistry offers root canal treatments to repair damaged teeth and protect then from further decay. We will preform a root canal procedure to save a damaged tooth from extraction. The pulp is the nerve center of the tooth, and without it, your tooth cannot function properly. The goal of this procedure is to repair the damage to your teeth because of decay or trauma.

Our dentists typically conduct root canal treatments when there are many cavities in one tooth. Also when there is a substantial amount of decay on any one tooth. To learn more about this endodontics service, visit Root Canals.

Tooth Extraction

If our dentist cannot save your damaged tooth or teeth, he will extract them to stop your tooth pain. An extraction will also prevent any other oral health issues from developing. For example, we may have to remove a cracked tooth rather than repair it because it’s causing the neighboring teeth to decay. Reasons for a tooth extraction include:

  • You have a severely damaged tooth because of oral health neglect.
  • You have a cracked or fractured tooth because of an accident.
  • You have an abscess or infection in the roots of a tooth and require a removing it to prevent further damage to your jawbone.

To learn more about extracting a troubled tooth or teeth, visit Tooth Extraction.

Cavity Prevention

The prevention of tooth decay or dental caries is one of the key parts of your preventive dental care. Tooth decay often compromises the structure of your natural teeth. Decay can lay the foundation for bad dental health without treatment.

During routine visits, we use a handheld digital cavity scanner that can spot the early changes in tooth enamel. Early treatment often minimizes having to degrade tooth structure to remove decay and place a filling.

Preventing tooth decay also helps to prevent gum disease. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy will enable you to enjoy a natural, stable smile for a lifetime.

Feeling nervous about a dental filling? Our team will explain each step in the process. This will help you feel comfortable and shows that we take a caring approach to your care.

We understand that many patients feel anxious when faced with a dental filling. We will work with you on an individual basis to help you feel relaxed and confident in the dentist chair.

Our dentists at Dechter & Moy Dentistry can complete a dental filling treatment during one visit to our dental practice. This is typically a simple procedure, especially when the decay is minimal and spotted early. If you have been avoiding the dentist and think that you have tooth cavities, schedule a visit with us.

Experience the difference that our personalized care can make in your overall comfort. Addressing tooth decay as soon as possible can avoid permanent damage and even tooth loss.

One-visit Root Canals

A root canal procedure may be the solution for saving your tooth and eliminating pain. Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy offer the convenience of one-visit endodontics! We perform root canal procedures in our Silver Spring dental office to fix advanced tooth decay or infection.

Give us a call at (301) 508-9755, or request an appointment online today to book an appointment. We offer quality dental care to support beautiful smiles. We are accepting new patients from the Silver Spring and Wheaton, MD area.