100 West Road Suite 406 Towson, MD 21204

General Dentistry Towson, MD

General dental treatments offer routine care that keeps the teeth and gums healthy. Preventative care is a part of general dentistry. With preventative dental care, we can maintain patients’ oral health. Preventative dental treatments can also stop problems like tooth decay and gum disease from spreading. Regular dental visits and general dentistry treatments in our Towson, MD, dental office reinforce good oral health habits to keep the smile clean and healthy. We also provide additional dental services in the Towson dental office. 

General Dentist in Towson, MD

Routine Dental Care

Regular dental visits include dental cleanings and exams. During a dental cleaning, our hygienists will scrape the teeth to remove bacterial buildup from the smile. Then, they will clean the teeth with gritty toothpaste, floss between teeth, and polish the teeth. Visiting the dentist regularessentialortant because we can provide preventative care through extensive cleanings and examinations.

Routine treatments that we offer include dental fillings and sealants. We recommend fillings for patients with cavities or pits in the enamel created by tooth decay. Dental fillings seal the tooth with a composite resin material that blends with the shade of the natural enamel. We may also recommend sealants, which are protective coatings that we place on the back molars after a cleaning. Dental sealants help protect the enamel against harmful bacteria that cause infection. 

General Dentistry in Towson, MD

Routine and regular dental care is essential to keeping the smile healthy. The general dental treatments that we offer in addition to our routine treatments include:

Root Canals

A root canal is a routine treatment that removes the infected dental pulp within a tooth or the tooth chamber. Removing the infected blood vessels, cells, and nerves within the tooth can potentially save a tooth. If dental infection spreads throughout the tooth and to other teeth, patients can experience loose teeth. Root canals preserve the natural tooth structure so patients do not require tooth extraction treatment. 

Tooth Extraction

We recommend a tooth extraction for patients with impacted wisdom teeth, overcrowded teeth, and severe tooth decay. We numb the treated area during extractions to ensure patients feel no pain. Removing problem teeth can also relieve the pain associated with many dental problems affecting the smile.

General Dentistry Q&A

Learn more about routine and general dental care:

Is root canal treatment painful?

Root canal treatment relieves pain. After patients fully heal from a root canal, they will no longer feel the pain created by tooth decay. We will numb the treated tooth or teeth during the root canal procedure. 

Do I need a root canal or a tooth extraction?

We will only recommend a dental extraction if patients experience severe decay. A root canal can save a natural tooth if a tooth infection only affects the dental pulp. However, if patients sustain extensive teeth damage, we recommend an extraction to prevent the spread of infection or possible damage to adjacent teeth.

Can I receive sedation at routine dental appointments? 

We will recommend dental sedation for patients with dental anxiety or dental fear. Patients can receive dental sedation if they require extensive care or have not visited the dentist in a long time. Under sedation, patients will be comfortable and will not feel any pain. 

Take Control Of Your Oral Health

Has it been a while since your last dental visit? Call our office for comfortable, pain-free dental treatment today at 443-282-3641 or request a dental appointment with Dr. Diacoloukas on our website. We’re here to meet your dental needs and goals; don’t hesitate to ask us about your treatment options or voice your current dental concerns. We will gladly help you.