Fixing Dental Problems in Baltimore, MD since 1991
Dr. Doroshenko and Dr. Lazer specialize in treating complex dental problems including damaged and missing teeth. What most people don’t realize is that many chronic or painful symptoms such as frequent headaches, snoring, or neck pain have connections to a treatable dental condition.
Cosmetic concerns such as crooked teeth or discolored teeth may also be due to underlying functional or health problems. Addressing dental concerns with personalized dentistry will improve your dental health, help avoid permanent damage, and often enhances the appearance of your natural smile.
Dental concerns we treat in our Owings Mills dental office include:
- Missing Teeth
- Cracked Teeth
- Gum Disease
- Teeth Grinding
- Dental Cavities
- Dental Anxiety
- White Spots on Teeth
- Denture Issues
I Have Missing Teeth, What Are My Replacement Options?
Missing teeth can pose significant dental problems and issues for oral health. When a patient has one or more missing teeth, it not only affects their smile but also impacts their overall health.
One of the primary concerns with missing teeth is the impact on chewing and eating. Missing teeth can make it hard for you to chew food, resulting in digestive issues and poor nutrition. This can further result in weight loss, malnutrition, and other related health problems.
Our dentists offer a range of treatment options for missing teeth, such as:
To learn more about missing teeth and your treatment options for lost teeth, visit Missing teeth.
I have Cracked, Worn Or Broken Teeth. Can I Fix Them?
Cracked, worn, or broken teeth are dental problems because they can lead to many other oral health complications. They are problematic because they can cause tooth decay, gum disease, tooth sensitivity, bite issues, and more.
Dentists can fix cracked teeth, worn teeth and broken teeth using composite tooth bonding, porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Your dentist may need to remove and replace significantly damaged teeth either with a dental bridge or dental implant. To learn more about this issue, and find out how we repair a cracked tooth, visit Cracked teeth.
My Gums Bleed When I Brush, Is This Normal?
No. Bleeding gums are not normal, and yet 75% of American adults report these symptoms. Bleeding Gums are a sign of periodontal or gum disease. Gum disease is actually the number one cause of tooth loss, so treating bleeding gums early is the best way to maintain long-term dental health.
Bleeding gums are often an early sign of gum disease. This condition happens when the bacteria in plaque gathers along the gum line and causes inflammation. Without treatment, gum disease can become worse and lead to more serious complications.
Treating bleeding gums early is crucial for maintaining long-term dental health. By addressing the underlying cause of gum disease, such as poor oral hygiene or certain medical conditions, you can prevent damage to your gums and teeth. To find out how we treat bleeding gums in our Baltimore area dental office, visit Gum disease.
Can Something Be Done To Stop Teeth Grinding?
Yes, there are several measures that you can take to stop or reduce teeth grinding. Bruxism can cause your teeth to wear prematurely. Most bruxism issues are due to a combination of factors, one of them being an unstable bite.
To address bruxism, a common treatment option we recommend is the use of a night guard or dental splint. Our custom-made oral appliances can help you protect your teeth from grinding against each other during sleep. They provide a cushioning effect and prevent further damage to the surfaces of your teeth.
Another approach is stress management methods. Relaxation exercises, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and other stress-reducing activities can help alleviate teeth grinding symptoms.
Baltimore dentists Dr. Doroshenko and Dr. Lazer can treat teeth grinding with mouthguards, correct instability in the bite, and repair worn-down teeth. For more information about how we help patients stop tooth grinding, visit Teeth grinding.
I Have Tooth Pain, Could It Be A Tooth Cavity?
Tooth pain can be a harsh experience, and one common cause is a tooth cavity. A tooth cavity, also known as dental caries, happens when bacterial activity and acids cause damage to the hard outer layer of the tooth. If you are experiencing tooth pain, it’s likely a cavity. Cavities can develop due to many reasons, including poor oral hygiene, eating too much sugary foods and drinks, lack of fluoride, and certain medical conditions.
Our main treatment option for cavities involve removing the decayed portion of the tooth and filling it with a composite resin or amalgam compound. It’s important not to ignore tooth pain or delay seeking dental care if you suspect a cavity.
Depending on the extent of tooth decay, Dr. Lazer offers a range of treatment options for cavities. Patients in the early stages are candidates for a composite dental filling. Learn more about treatment options for tooth cavities, visit Dental cavities.
I Am Afraid Of Visiting The Dentist, What Can I Do?
Dental anxiety and dental phobia are real and serious issues affecting a number of adult patients. We combat fear and anxiety about visiting the dentist by making our office comfortable and relaxing. Previous traumatic experiences, fear of pain, or a general unease about dental procedures can cause these fears.
At our office, we understand the significance of addressing these fears and ensuring that our patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their visits. We believe that creating a calming environment plays a crucial role in combating dental anxiety. To learn about on the amenities and services we offer to help patients with dental fears, visit Dental anxiety.
What Can I Do About Spots On My Teeth?
Spots on teeth, whether they are white or dark in color can be more than just a cosmetic concern. White spots on teeth can be an indication of tooth decay or dental fluorosis. Dental fluorosis occurs when there is an excessive intake of fluoride while your teeth are still growing. It can also be a vitamin deficiency. This can lead to weaker enamel and teeth becoming more prone to decay.
Treatments for white spots on teeth can include remineralization techniques, fluoride treatments, or applying dental products that contain calcium and phosphate to help strengthen the enamel. In some cases, we can apply cosmetic treatments such as dental bonding or veneers to improve the appearance of the affected teeth.
Dr. Lazer can treat white spots on teeth as well as dark stains on teeth. To learn more about our treatments for permanent spots on teeth, visit White spots on teeth.
Can I Fix My Dentures That Constantly Slip?
There are several potential reasons why dentures may slip, such as improper fit, changes in your jawbone structure over time, or worn-out denture parts. Our dentists will conduct a thorough examination to identify the underlying cause of the issue.
We offer a wide range of services for denture wearers including denture repair and reline to help dentures fit better. Depending on the state of your dentures, we may recommend adjusting or relining the dentures to improve their fit or stability. In some cases, a new set of dentures may be necessary if your existing ones are beyond repair.
We also offer implant-supported dentures to permanently secure dentures in place. To find out how we can help you with your denture problems, visit Denture issues.
Complimentary Dental Consultation in Baltimore, MD
If you are experiencing these or other symptoms, please contact our Baltimore area dental office for a complimentary consultation. Our consultation includes:
- Discuss your goals and desires for your new smile
- Review our extensive portfolio of before-and-after pictures
- Get a custom treatment plan with options