General Dentistry


Improve And Restore The Health Of Your Teeth And Gums

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You can trust general dentistry to diagnose and restore the health of your teeth and gums. Treatment and procedures include routine dental examinations, digital x-rays, professional teeth cleanings, fluoride application, and solutions for decay and cavities, oral surgery, and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder.

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Dental Exam

Your Vital Step to Healthy Teeth and Gums

Dental examinations are an essential part of your preventive dentistry routine. Your appointments two times per year provide Dr. Chan the opportunity to detect tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, oral infection, and issues associated with your jawbone.

Each visual examination checks the health of your teeth, gums, and bone tissue. Digital x-rays are often necessary to provide a more precise view of any threats to your oral health.

Teeth cleanings are also recommended during your routine dental examination. This procedure supports your preventive dentistry priority, removes harmful plaque and tartar from your teeth, and can save you costs on future dental treatment.


Digital Dental X-Rays

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Digital dental x-rays are a safe, fast, and more precise alternative to standard film x-rays. The images are high-quality, reveal extreme detail, and provide Dr. Chan the opportunity to view and discuss the images with you immediately.

Digital x-ray technology can reduce radiation exposure up to 90%. The precision imaging allows your diagnosis and treatment planning to improve your oral health in advance of further problems.

The images can also be easily magnified. This is useful for the early detection of tooth decay.


Teeth Cleaning

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Teeth cleanings help remove the harmful bacteria that thrive on the surfaces of your teeth and gums. An appointment two times per year with your Gaithersburg dental hygienist can prevent tooth and gum damage caused by plaque and tartar build-up.

A routine, professional teeth cleaning supports your at-home dental care. Your in-office procedure with a hygienist will treat the surfaces of your teeth and beneath your gums.

Your teeth are polished with a safe paste to remove stains and discoloration. A smooth, clean tooth surface helps prevent plaque and tartar from building up between your cleaning appointments. Scaling is a procedure that removes tartar build-up from the surfaces of your tooth root. Your hygienist uses an ultra-sonic scaling instrument to gently dislodge the build-up.

Scaling and root planing can be necessary if you have large amounts of plaque and tartar below your gum line. These deep cleanings remove the surface build-up and smooth the root portions of your teeth to keep your gum and bone tissues healthy.

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Fluoride Treatment

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Fluoride is effective for cavity prevention on your adult teeth and your children’s teeth. The fluoride is applied directly to your tooth surfaces.

Today’s fluoride treatment uses a varnish. This provides you a more appealing procedure than the foam or gel products that were common in the past.

Fluoride treatment can also reduce tooth sensitivity. The solution we use is stronger and more effective than over the counter fluoride products.


White Fillings

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A dental filling removes the decay and helps prevent your dental cavity from worsening. Your cracked, chipped, damaged, and decayed teeth can be restored with natural-looking dental fillings.

White (tooth-colored) fillings look natural. The filling materials can be matched to your existing teeth and can replace unattractive or damaged metal (silver) fillings.


Non-Surgical Periodontal (Gum) Treatment

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Periodontal (gum) disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Early, pain-free treatment can maintain the health of your gums and prevent gum disease from worsening.

It’s essential to prioritize your periodontal (gum) health. Good periodontal health is known to enhance your overall health.

Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease and can progress into advanced forms if untreated. Your symptoms can include red, puffy, swollen, or bleeding gums.

Laser gum treatment is a technology that uses pinpoint beams of light to remove tartar and plaque build-up above and below your gum line. This procedure is non-invasive and doesn’t require surgical techniques.

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Periodontal Maintenance

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Periodontal maintenance focuses on preventing the progression of periodontal (gum) disease. The treatment every three to four months helps eliminate oral bacteria from damaging your jawbone and gum tissue below your gum line.

Your periodontal maintenance procedure includes the removal of tartar and plaque build up. Scaling and root planing is provided by your dental hygienist to clean and smooth your tooth roots and help prevent the further build-up of harmful bacteria.


Oral Surgery

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Oral surgery can be necessary to restore your health and eliminate further damage. Surgical procedures that we can provide or refer to a selected oral surgeon include dental implants, extraction of infected teeth, wisdom teeth extraction, bone grafting, and tissue biopsies.


TMJ Treatment (Splints & Bite Guards)

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TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder can cause pain in your jaw, head, and neck regions. Treatment for TMJ helps align your jawbone and connected muscles to eliminate your chronic pain.

Various treatments are available to properly align and stabilize your teeth, bite, and jaw. TMJ treatment can include a bite guard and in some cases orthodontic alignment.