Dental Concerns Silver Spring, MD

Your trusted dentist in Silver Spring, MD, Dr. David Rever, has over 30 years of dental experience. Dr. Rever treats common and advanced dental problems and concerns. He aims to restore oral health with lasting results using advanced technology and quality materials. Dr. Rever takes time with you to understand your dental concerns in his Silver Spring, MD. He takes time to evaluate all aspects of your dental health.

Dr. Rever will ensure that any recommended treatment will withstand the test of time. Treating your concerns only symptomatically can often result in a breakdown of your dentistry over time. That is why Dr. Rever focuses on fixing the root of the problem before recommending any cosmetic treatments.

Dental Concerns in Silver Spring, MD

The Oral Health and Body Connection

Dental concerns can range from common to complex in nature. They can also have an effect beyond the health of your smile. We want our patients to consider healthy gums’ role in dental and overall good health. Keeping teeth and gums free of disease and decay is the foundation of our preventive dental care program and your lasting smile.

Treating a dental problem quickly and appropriately can prevent permanent damage and tooth loss. Restoring your dental health can also help to support your overall health and well-being. Good oral health can reduce the risk of larger health issues such as cardiovascular and systemic disease.

Poor oral health is directly linked with increased risk for or severity of many health concerns. Inflammation in the mouth is connected to internal inflammation in other body parts. For example, deteriorating gum health allows harmful bacteria to enter the bloodstream. Inflammation can affect the heart and increase the risk of heart problems like heart attacks or strokes. Visiting the dentist regularly and following a good oral hygiene routine can keep many dental and oral health problems at bay.

Our office will ask for your medical and dental history when you become a new patient. Some medications may increase the risk of certain dental problems. Knowing your medical history will also help us perform treatment safely and effectively.

Dental Concerns in Silver Spring, MD

Dr. Rever will evaluate your dental health and discuss your symptoms and concerns before treatment. That way, he can make personalized treatment recommendations. Our staff can also offer oral hygiene advice for periodontal concerns that require maintenance between visits to avoid disease progression. Common concerns we address in our Silver Spring dentist office can include the following:

Tooth Decay and Damage

Decayed and worn teeth impact bite function and comfort, tooth and gum health, and quality of life. As soon as you notice damage or tooth pain, you need to visit a dentist. Our office provides crowns, inlays, onlays, and dental bonding to treat tooth damage. Patients with tooth decay benefit from dental filling treatment to keep their natural teeth. However, in some cases, we may need to remove teeth to prevent the spread of decay.

Crooked Teeth

If you have a slightly crooked tooth, we may recommend veneers or bonding to improve your smile aesthetics. However, most crooked teeth require orthodontic care. Crooked teeth can also increase the risk of bite problems and TMJ disorders. Visiting the dentist for care can prevent future dental complications.

Bleeding Gums

Often, bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis or gum inflammation. Untreated gum inflammation leads to gum disease. Brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist for dental cleanings can help reverse bleeding gums. However, you may need more intensive gum treatment if you develop gum disease. We provide antibacterial rinses and thorough dental cleanings to remove decay-causing bacteria.

Missing Teeth

Even a single missing tooth impacts your oral health. Bacteria can collect in the space left by a missing tooth. Teeth can also shift to fill the gap, leading to overcrowding. Replacing missing teeth with implants, bridges, or dentures improves smile function and aesthetics. We will work with you to find the best restoration for you.

Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Do you wake up multiple times during the night? Are you a heavy snorer? You may have sleep apnea. While snoring is not always a sign of sleep apnea, it often accompanies this problem. Sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues in the throat close the airway. This airway blockage interrupts breathing. Treating sleep apnea can prevent health complications and improve sleep.

Fear of the Dentist

We understand that patients may feel anxious visiting the dentist. Patients can have prior negative dental experiences, generalized anxiety, or a fear of loud noises. Our office works with patients to ensure their comfort throughout their visit. We also help minimize pain and discomfort with sedation for complex treatments. Don’t avoid dental visits if you have dental anxiety.

Dental Anxiety? We Have Solutions

Avoiding the dentist due to dental anxiety or fear? Dr. Rever offers sedation dentistry options to enable you to receive the treatment you need or desire while feeling relaxed and stress-free. Restoring poor oral health can give you a healthy smile and an improved quality of life.

Dr. Rever will take the time to discuss your dental history, possible bad experiences in the dentist chair, and how best to address your anxiety. Our office offers oral sedation and nitrous oxide, which are forms of conscious sedation that will allow you to be treated without feeling anxious. We will discuss the benefits of each and recommend the most appropriate option for you as needed.

We also encourage you to bring music, a comfy blanket, or a comforting object to your appointment. A family member can also accompany you when you visit our office. If you require additional accommodation, please get in touch with us before your next appointment.

Schedule A Dental Exam & Consultation

Dr. Rever welcomes new patients who want to address dental concerns at our Silver Spring, MD, dentist’s office. We serve many local communities, including Burtonsville, Columbia, Laurel, and Laytonsville, MD. To schedule an appointment, contact our office at (301) 637-0960 or request an appointment online today. Receive total dental care in our office today.