Common dental concerns like bleeding gums, missing teeth, and failing teeth can quickly develop into long-lasting oral health problems. Receiving dental care can be difficult for patients with dental fear or anxiety, as they feel stressed and uncomfortable.
Dr. Patrick L. Ousborne and Dr. Rikki Esterson aim to provide a comfortable environment at Dental Excellence of Towson where patients can discuss their needs, goals, and concerns. As experienced prosthodontists, Dr. Ousborne and Dr. Esterson take the structures of the teeth and gums into account when recommending treatment.
By addressing dental concerns with personalized dentistry, patients can avoid permanent damage to their teeth and gums while enhancing the comfort and appearance of their natural smile.
Common Dental Concerns
We are equipped to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for your oral health needs. From minor tooth damage and gingivitis to missing teeth and slipping dentures, we offer solutions that will improve your dental health and your quality of life. Learn about how we treat common dental concerns in our comfortable Towson, Maryland dental office:
Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? You could be developing periodontitis or gum disease. Signs of gum disease can include gum inflammation, red or swollen gums, bad breath, tooth sensitivity, gum recession, and even tooth loss. We can remove infection and restore the teeth and gums using antibiotics and offer scaling and root planing. Patients with more severe cases of periodontitis may require surgery to reattach the damaged gums to teeth.
Dr. Ousborne and Dr. Esterson have experience in treating patients with dental fear or anxiety. Whether you have had a bad past experience at the dentist or haven’t received dental care for a while, we’re here for you. Our dental office is a judgment-free zone. We care about helping patients receive the dental care they need which is why we provide sedation dentistry options as needed. With dental sedation, patients who are anxious about complex procedures or even routine treatment can feel confident in our care.
Teeth often “fail” when they are fractured, discolored, displaced, knocked-out, or infected. If you have recently injured one or more teeth, please call our Towson office for immediate care. Teeth that are fractured, displaced or knocked-out may be saved if patients are proactive at home. Patients with displaced teeth can reposition your tooth using pressure and stabilize the tooth. Knocked out permanent teeth should be retrieved, kept moist, and placed back into their sockets. Finally, if you have recently fractured a tooth, rinse it with water and apply a cold compress. Discolored teeth and toothaches can be examined in our office to determine the cause and possible treatment options
Losing a tooth to injury or decay can be difficult and may make you lose self-confidence. Missing teeth can also result in shifting and overcrowding teeth, difficulty biting and chewing, and increased tooth loss. However, dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures benefit patients with one or more missing teeth. All of these restorative treatments ensure that patients retain important gum and bone tissue.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Request an appointment with Dr. Ousborne or Dr. Esterson using the request form on our website. You can also call our Towson, Maryland office for dental care or a consultation to discuss your concerns at (410) 828-1177.