a Your dental health depends on consistent preventative care. That’s why we recommend that our patients schedule oral health and wellness visits with us at least once every six months. During these visits, our dental professionals will evaluate your dental structures and clean your teeth thoroughly. We will keep a close eye on any developing issues and treat them before they become major dental concerns.
A family and general dentist in Glyndon, MD, Dr. Leah Romay takes a holistic approach to your dental health needs. Our goal is to help patients better understand how their dental health and their overall health are distinctly intertwined. We take the time to get to know our patients as individuals and to understand and address their unique risk factors for common concerns. If you are in need of a compassionate and reliable dentist in our surrounding area, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Romay today.
General Dentistry in Glyndon, MD
Preventative dental care is your first line of defense when it comes to ensuring the longevity of your smile. Minor issues like cavities or gingivitis can quickly develop into larger issues if left untreated. When you visit our office for your oral health and wellness visits, rest assured our entire team is committed to helping you achieve your best dental health. To ensure that we are prepared to treat a variety of dental concerns, we’ve expanded our general dentistry services. Beyond your standard oral health and wellness visits, we also provide:
BPA- Free Dental Fillings & Dental Crowns
In addition to traditional fillings and composite fillings, we also place BPA free, metal-free fillings and crowns for the long term health of the patient. Ongoing studies continue to show that amalgam fillings, which contain mercury and other metals, can present health related concerns to certain people. To protect your future health and for a beautiful and natural-looking result, we recommend the placement of this type of dental filling.
Why choose metal-free dental fillings or crowns?
Dr. Romay offers BPA and metal-free dental restorations for the long term health of the patient and for those who have a known metal allergy. Metal-free fillings offer several key benefits:
- Stable, secure restoration: the composite material in this type of filling is able to make a secure seal and minimizes future decay or infection.
- Natural-looking results: metal-free fillings are color-matched to your existing teeth for a seamless appearance.
- Minimal tooth structure impact: placing a metal-free composite filling often requires less tooth structure to be removed for a secure fit.
- Temperature resistance: metal-free composite material does not react to temperature change like amalgam and is less prone to fracture and instability over time.
Our office welcomes patients of all ages via our family dentistry services. Whether this will be your first dental appointment in our office or your first dental appointment ever, rest assured you will be treated with respect. Dr. Leah Romay is known for providing compassionate care to all of her patients. We are happy to see children in our office and look forward to the opportunity to teach them about the importance of good oral hygiene starting at a young age.
When you experience a dental emergency, you need to know who to call. Our office offers emergency dentistry services for patients experiencing sudden tooth pain, throbbing, sensitivity, mouth bleeding, or a knocked-out tooth. If you need to see a dentist fast, please call our office directly. We will do our best to schedule you for our next available appointment and minimize your discomfort accordingly.
While we like to avoid tooth extractions whenever possible, occasionally they are necessary. If you have a problematic tooth that needs to be safely extracted, we can provide these services for you. Some cases that a tooth extraction may be required include wisdom teeth development, an overcrowded smile, or following severe tooth decay.
Custom mouthguards have a variety of uses in modern dentistry. Not only are they great for protecting your smile during contact sports, but your dentist can also use them to prevent teeth grinding and treat TMJ disorders. Our custom mouthguards securely fit your smile, unlike over-the-counter options that may slip around or fall out while in use. We design our mouthguards using dental impressions of your own smile so you can wear your mouthguard with confidence every time.
What is the most common family dentistry service?
Family dentistry focuses more on the preventive aspect of dental issues. The most common services that family dentists offer are dental cleanings and regular check-ups. Tooth bonding with composite resin is another common procedure that some family dentists offer.
What do dentists consider to be a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies are dental concerns that are urgent and need immediate attention. If untreated promptly, these conditions can cause serious health complications. Usually, they impede the patient from sleeping or concentrating. Some common dental emergencies include severe and acute toothaches, extra-oral swelling, bleeding that doesn’t stop, and avulsions or dislodged teeth.
Should I go to the ER for tooth pain?
No. ER doctors generally do not treat dental issues. ER doctors will not extract teeth. They can only prescribe pain medication for your tooth pain. Therefore, it is best to directly contact your dentist to get an emergency appointment if you are experiencing severe tooth pain.
What should I avoid after a tooth extraction?
Following a tooth extraction, you should avoid touching the area with your hands or tongue. You should also avoid rinsing, spitting, or using straws for 72 hours after the tooth extraction. You should refrain from drinking alcohol and using tobacco products for at least a week since they can interfere with the healing process.
How long do dental fillings last on your teeth?
Your dental filling’s longevity will depend on the material and the patient’s care and habits. Usually, temporary fillings can last up to 3 months. However, they could probably need a replacement sooner since they can fracture relatively easily. On the other hand, permanent dental fillings with composite resin are durable and last on average 5 to 10 years.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns tend to last anywhere from 5 to 15 years on average. However, when made properly with high-quality materials, and the patient has a good dental hygiene routine, they can be very durable. In these conditions, they can stay in good shape for up to 20 or even 30 years.
Schedule An Appointment
You can give our office a call at 410.220.4680 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Romay. You can also schedule an appointment online today. We look forward to seeing you soon.