Dentist Owings Mills MD

General dental care is essential to preserving oral health. Our general dental services are preventative in nature, which means they stop problems like tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Regular dental visits are a large part of general dentistry. We provide dental cleanings, digital x-rays, and one-on-one consultations to maintain patients’ health and discover signs of oral health problems before they develop. 

At Nova Dental, Dr. Dmitry Nova and his team provide general dentistry solutions in Owings Mills, MD. Dr. Nova is a restorative dentist passionate about helping patients prevent problems that require restorative care, such as missing or damaged teeth. Regular dental visits and Dr. Nova’s general treatments keep his patients happy and healthy. 

General Dentist in Owings Mills, Maryland

General Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD

With general dental care, Dr. Nova and his team maintain oral health and hygiene and help patients receive high-quality solutions to their dental problems. To learn more about our general dentistry services continue reading. 

Laser Dentistry

Dental lasers can address gum problems caused by periodontitis, also known as gum disease. Lasers are a gentler, more comfortable alternative to traditional gum surgery. We use a handheld laser that uses light and heat to remove infected gum tissue during laser gum treatment. Lasers make it possible to perform dental procedures in a non-invasive manner, while also making them pain-free. 

Dental Sedation

We use sedation dentistry to provide comfortable care to patients with dental anxiety, lengthy treatments, or surgeries. Oral conscious sedation delivered in the form of a pill can calm and relax patients before treatment. IV sedation is used in more invasive procedures. This type of sedation is regulated throughout the procedure, and more can be administered if needed. We have many options to calm your nerves and make procedures pain-free and comfortable in our office using dental sedation. Contact our office if you have any questions. 

Tooth Extraction

Dental extractions remove problem teeth, including impacted wisdom teeth, overcrowded teeth, and infected teeth. Dr. Nova uses anesthetic and sedation to gently remove teeth and offers implants to replace missing teeth. Sedation and anesthetic allow for a pain-free extraction. After you have a tooth extracted, ask about our restorative dentistry options as it is very important to replace your tooth after it has been extracted. The sooner we replace a tooth after it has been extracted the better. Missing teeth that are left untreated can cause surrounding teeth to shift and put patients at a higher risk to develop gum disease. 

Root Canals

Dr. Nova offers 3-D root canals for patients with cavities and tooth decay. A root canal removes infected dental pulp within a tooth. The pulp is the nerves, tissues, and blood vessels that keep the tooth alive. Once the dental pulp is infected, a professional needs to remove it to preserve the tooth structure. Dr. Nova uses digital technology to plan root canal treatments for the most precise care possible. He takes three-dimensional scans of the smile to determine where to access the pulp. 

Dr. Nova also provides dental fillings and tooth crowns to fill in teeth after root canal treatment. He uses white fillings made of composite resin that easily blend in with natural teeth. Fillings help seal out tooth decay and lower the chance of reinfection. Dr. Nova will also recommend dental crowns for added support. Crowns fully cover teeth and protect worn and injured teeth. Additionally, tooth crowns can create an even bite. 

The Importance of Preventative Care

Preventative care is crucial to the health of your smile. It’s necessary that you adapt it both at home and by scheduling regular visits to the dentist’s office. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once daily will help to keep your oral health on track when you’re at home. We may recommend certain toothpaste or mouthwashes that include fluoride if we notice that you seem susceptible to certain oral health conditions.

But even if you brush and floss consistently, you need to visit the dentist regularly as well. There are certain areas that you can’t reach with a standard toothbrush. We have specialized dental tools that can get to these difficult areas. Without regularly visiting the dentist to clean these, plaque and tartar build up. It can be hard to notice, too, as these places are often difficult to see with the naked eye. Too much buildup leads to issues with tooth decay and gum disease.

Our office also performs exams when you come to the office. Our experts are able to see and track any differences in your mouth each time you visit. Conditions like gum disease and oral cancer can be hard to notice. Their early symptoms aren’t usually painful and can be easily missed. We’re trained to notice them so that you can get treatment early, so it’s less invasive and less expensive. The earlier we can catch and treat these issues, the easier they can be treated without causing permanent damage. 

General Dentistry FAQs in Owings Mills, MD

Do you have questions about general dental care services in our office? Continue reading to find answers to frequently asked questions. 

Are dental lasers safe?

Yes, lasers are safe to use to treat patients with gum problems. Our dental office also follows precautions and provides eyewear for patients during their procedures. Lasers also offer more comfortable treatment to patients compared to traditional gum surgery. Lasers allow us to work with extreme precision and avoid any nerves that may cause pain. Lasers allow for a safe and pain-free dental experience. 

What do I do if I have dental anxiety?

Please call our office or contact us on our website. Our office will work with you to prepare any accommodations so you can receive dental care. Let our team know if you have any current oral health concerns, and we will plan your appointment. Our office is a judgment-free space. We want to ensure that you get the proper care and feel comfortable in our office. 

Do you feel pain with dental sedation?

Dental procedures that use sedation are pain-free. Under sedation, patients feel relaxed, calm, and even drowsy. Many patients can even fall asleep with certain types of dental sedation. Additionally, even if patients do feel anything under sedation, it will merely feel like a routine cleaning. Dental sedation relieves dental anxiety and allows for a pain-free dental experience. 

Schedule a Dental Consultation

Are you looking for a dental office that is passionate about patient care? Call 410-363-6868 today. You may also request a dental appointment with the team of Nova Dental online. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit.