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By Frederick Dental Group
August 31, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: sedation dentistry  

Dental anxiety can make even the simplest dental procedures scary. Developing a relationship with your trusted dentist can help put you at ease during your next dental appointment. Your dentist, Dr. Dave Verma, and Dr. Arpana Verma of Frederick Dental Group offer sedation dentistry in Frederick, MD, to make your dental appointments more comfortable.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry helps you relax as your dentist attends to you. Sedation dentistry is different from general anesthesia as you can usually stay awake while your dentist works. However, your dentist can sometimes put you to sleep for specific dental procedures. Sedation dentistry in Frederick, MD, can help if you have dental anxiety, are super sensitive to pain, or have a strong gag reflex. It may also be necessary for dental procedures that take a long time.

Forms of Dental Sedation

Oral Sedation

These are oral medications that your dentist can give you before your dental appointment. They help you relax during your procedure and reduce your discomfort. A huge advantage of oral sedation is that there is no need to start an IV. That makes it an excellent choice if you're scared of needles.

Inhaled Minimal Sedation

Here, your dentist places a mask delivering nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas, over your nose. Laughing gas acts rapidly and helps you get comfortable during your dental appointment. Its effects typically wear off as the gas is turned off allowing you to function normally after the procedure with no lingering effects.

Sedation dentistry is safe with minimal side effects. The dentists here at Frederick Dental Group are highly trained in Sedation Dentistry.  Join the hundreds of patients before you who have conquered their fear of going to the dentist by having their dentistry done with sedation. Call (301) 624-1001 to schedule your dental appointment today.

By Frederick Dental Group
July 07, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Wondering what dental implants can do for your smile after tooth loss?

While some people still haven’t heard of dental implants, the truth is, dental implants have been around since the mid-60s! Today, dental implants have become a popular way for our Frederick, MD, dentists, Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma, to replace one or more missing teeth. If you are a healthy individual who is dealing with tooth loss, dental implants may be able to help. Here are just some of the benefits of getting this dental restoration:

Preserve Your Bone Health

A common complication of untreated tooth loss is bone loss. Since the missing tooth roots aren’t providing stimulation to the jawbone, this leads to bone loss over time. This problem will continue to happen unless a dental implant is used to replace the missing tooth roots. By getting an implant not long after tooth loss, you can preserve the jawbone’s natural structure and prevent subsequent bone loss.

Prevent Premature Aging

Another unfortunate complication of tooth loss is changes to the facial structure. As the jawbone begins to deteriorate, a collapsing bite can affect the overall shape of your face. The cheeks begin to sink inward, and skin also begins to sag and wrinkle since the teeth that support the face are no longer present.

 Fortunately, by getting dental implants from our Frederick, MD, dental team we can support the bite and recreate function.

Restore Chewing and Speaking

When you lose one or more teeth you may find it more difficult to chew certain foods properly. You may even notice that you’ve developed a speech impediment such as a lisp as a result of your tooth loss. You’ll be happy to hear that dental implants can restore function back into your smile; improving your speech and making it easier to enjoy all of your favorite foods.

When it comes to getting dental implants in Frederick, MD, you want only the very best. For more than two decades, Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma have been providing exceptional dental care to patients living in and around Frederick Dental Group. We’ve helped many patients regain full smiles with dental implants, and we can help you, too. To schedule an implant consultation with us, simply call (301) 624-1001 today.

By Frederick Dental Group
May 06, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

When your teeth become severely damaged, decayed, or infected, your smile is not only incomplete but your health and comfort can be negatively impacted. While one or two missing teeth can be replaced by bridges or implants, many or all missing teeth will require the restoration of your smile.

At the Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD, Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma can customize a solution for you. Dentures come in many types and there is often a fit that is right for you.

How do dentures work?

Dentures, available in full or partial sets, consist of a gum-colored base and artificial teeth. The base fits over the bone ridge and is held in place by suction. The artificial teeth attached to the base are sized, shaped, and tinted to look and perform like natural teeth, so you can resume the function of your bite.

What are the benefits of dentures?

Dentures are one of the more affordable replacements for missing teeth, costing less than dental implants. Dentures improve the appearance of your smile by filling in the gaps and spaces from missing teeth and are more natural-looking than you may have thought.

Dentures offer health benefits by allowing you to eat nutritious foods again. They support your facial structures, as multiple missing teeth can lead to the weakening of the jaw bone and significant changes in the structure of the face making the face appear older and collapsed.

How do you care for dentures?

Because dentures aren't permanent, you will need to remove them for sleeping and cleaning. Dentures should be brushed frequently and soaked overnight in water or a dental cleaning solution.

There may be an adjustment period to your dentures, as your mouth will need time to adjust to them. Once you are more accustomed to your dentures you should find them comfortable and secure-feeling.

What are the drawbacks of Dentures?

Dentures rely on adequate supporting bone to create the best fit and security of retention in the mouth. When there is diminished bone for support, dentures may be loose and move around during speech or chewing. Denture adhesive may be necessary to retain them. And, some patients have a gag reflex that may not allow the wearing of dentures. 

For these cases, implant-supported dentures may offer a solution that creates both stability and an esthetic result. Implant-supported dentures are locked in place over the implants and allow a more normal chewing experience than dentures alone. 

Whatever your need, there is a solution that we can assist you in determining. Our modern technology allows excellent diagnostic capability which assists in properly planning our cases. 

For more information or to set up a consultation, please call (301) 624-1001 and a team member will be happy to assist you. 

By Frederick Dental Group
December 14, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

At Frederick Dental Group, our entire team is committed to our patients looking and feeling their best. Good overall health includes a complete smile. In their Frederick, MD, practice, Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma place many dental implants and rebuilding lives and smiles one tooth at a time.

Tooth loss is heartbreaking in many ways. Your smile becomes spaced and your bite is weakened as teeth drift. This could cause teeth to lose bone and loosen over time as well as cause a permanent collapse of the bite.

If you're anticipating dental extractions or already have missing teeth, let our dentists recover your smile. Good planning prevents a poor outcome and lets us engineer your function to be as stable as possible going forward. Dental implants may be surgically placed singly or in groups to support bridges or dentures.

Dr. Dave Verma or Dr. Arpana Verma will consult with you about your specific needs. A complete oral exam and digital imaging can confirm if implants are right for you. It allows us to analyze the quality and availability of your bone to support implants. If they are, expect a treatment plan tailored to your particular needs and situation.

Dental implants are screw-like devices that replace your natural tooth roots. In our Frederick, MD, office, your dentist will insert the implant where your natural tooth once stood. Guided planning allows oral surgery to be comfortable, usually completed under a local anesthetic.

Over the healing period, your jaw bone adheres to the implant. Dentists call this bonding activity osseointegration. Once osseointegration is complete, your implant receives structural components that allow it to support a porcelain crown to complete your new tooth.

Advantages of dental implants

  • Most implants readily bond to bone. In fact, the American College of Prosthodontists says that upwards of 95 percent of dental implant treatments succeed and are retained for decades with appropriate care.
  • You avoid the inconveniences of dentures or partials -- that is, appliance slippage, poor biting and chewing power, and that nasty denture adhesive.
  • Implants cannot decay.
  • Patients say their implants resemble real teeth in every way -- appearance, performance, and even how they feel.
  • In the long run, dental implants are cost-sparing. Brush and floss your dental implants just as you do natural teeth. Good home care ensures that your implants, like your natural teeth, will last for years. Implants can require more frequent maintenance visits in some cases and our office will partner with you to ensure your ongoing health.

Rebuilt and renewed

That can be your smile with a state of the art dental implants in place. Call us at Frederick Dental Group for a consultation with Dr. Dave Verma or Dr. Arpana Verma. We will be happy to tell you all about these marvelous tooth replacements.

You can reach us at (301) 624-1001. Ask about our dental implant special.

By Frederick Dental Group
June 08, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: wisdom teeth  

Wisdom teeth extraction is basically an oral surgery procedure that entails the removal of one or more of the wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth are the four permanent adult teeth found in the mouth’s top and bottom back corners. But why do they have to be removed? The most common reasons for wisdom teeth removal are when they do not have sufficient space to grow or have cavities causing severe pain or infection.
If you’re uncertain what the status of your wisdom teeth are or you are having pain or infection a consultation with our dentists, Dr. Dave Verma, or Dr. Arpana Verma of Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD will help you determine where your wisdom teeth stand.  

Reasons to Remove a Wisdom Tooth

Your third molars, commonly known as your wisdom teeth, are the last adult teeth to come in. They typically appear between 17 and 25 years old, but in some individuals may never grow in.  Likewise, for others, their wisdom teeth will come in normally, without any issues. On the other hand, an impacted wisdom tooth is common in lots of individuals and may come in incompletely or not at all. When this happens, it could cause issues such as the following:

  • Swollen Gums in the area of the wisdom tooth.  This is referred to as Pericoronitis. 
  • Pain in the area of the wisdom teeth. 
  • Lower anterior teeth crowding 
  • Damage to the tooth in front of the wisdom tooth
What Happens If You Don’t Remove an Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

Your dentist in Frederick, MD, might recommend wisdom tooth oral surgery if the tooth causes the following problems:

  • Gum disease
  • Damage to surrounding tooth and/or bone
  • Decay in the partially erupted tooth
  • Food and other debris getting trapped behind the tooth
  • Complications with braces or other orthodontics
  • The presence of a cyst or fluid-filled sac around the tooth

Find out what is best for your particular situation,  To Learn More Information on The Wisdom Tooth Oral Surgery Procedure, Contact Us

 Call (301) 624-1001 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma here at Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD.

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