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Are Your Teeth Sensitive After Whitening? Try At-Home Whitening in Millersville, Maryland

August 28, 2015 in Cosmetic Dentistry,Dentistry,Teeth Whitening by mccarl_dental

fantastic results with at-home teeth whitening in millersvilleMany patients hear that teeth whitening can be painful for those with sensitive teeth. This may be the case for some patients, but advances in dentistry have made teeth whitening more comfortable than ever. At McCarl Dental Group, our dentists offer professional at-home whitening to help patients achieve the brilliant smile they want without the discomfort they fear. Our Millersville and Greenbelt, MD offices welcomes patients from surrounding areas to contact us to schedule a whitening consultation today.

Teeth Whitening Greenbelt Trusts

Every smile is unique and McCarl Dental Group never takes a one size fits all approach to dentistry. When it comes to helping our patients brighten their smiles, we offer a range of at-home treatments to fit your budget and whitening need. We use Zoom! teeth whitening products, and this versatile whitening line allows our patients the ability to find an option that fits their needs including the ability to customize the strength of whitening gel to avoid sensitivity. Best of all, because McCarl Dental Group is committed to helping Millersville residents have the smiles they deserve, we offer whitening to our patients at our cost.

At-Home Whitening in Millersville

Zoom!, the leader in teeth whitening, offers a full range of at-home whiteners for the comfort and convenience Greenbelt, MD area residents desire. Zoom!’s line of at-home products offer a variety of peroxide levels, durations of wear, and result times. We prepare a customized application tray to make your home whitening more comfortable and effective than generic, over the counter whitening gels and strips. Patients whiten their teeth to remove coffee, tea, and wine stains, yellowing, and to lighten teeth that have darkened with age. Some reasons patients prefer at-home teeth whitening:

  • Patients are in the driver’s seat – choose the strength, time of wear, and can stop at any time
  • Convenience of not having to schedule whitening appointments
  • Ability to touch up their results before special events or photo opportunities

Zoom! at-home products include

  • DayWhite Maximum White – 14% hydrogen peroxide, worn 15 minutes 2 times a day, and shows results in 2 weeks. Great results for minimal wear time.
  • NiteWhite Maximum White – 16% carbamide peroxide, worn overnight or 2-4 hours/day, and shows results in 2 weeks. Great results for those who prefer whitening while sleeping.
  • NiteWhite Quick 3-day – 22% carbamide peroxide worn overnight or 2-4 hours/day, and shows dramatic results quickly. Great for patients with less sensitive teeth who want fast results.
  • DayWhite Gentle – 6% hydrogen peroxide, worn 30 minutes/day, shows results in 2 weeks. Great for patients with very sensitive teeth.
  • DayWhite Touchups – 9.5% hydrogen peroxide, worn 5-10 minutes/day as needed, helps to maintain results of in-office or at-home whitening. Great for all whitening patients who want to extend their results.

Call the Cosmetic Dentist Greenbelt, MD Prefers

For Greenbelt, MD residents with sensitive teeth, a brilliant smile doesn’t have to be out of reach, with the wide variety of Zoom! Whitening products offered by McCarl Dental Group. There are some cases where patients’ teeth will be too sensitive even for the gentlest whitening products. Sometimes dark, staining that goes beneath the enamel layer of the teeth cannot be removed through whitening. When this happens, we offer thin veneers that require no dental preparation, and regular veneers to cover deep set stains. As an added bonus, veneers can also reduce tooth sensitivity. Call our Greenbelt or Millersville offices to find out more or schedule your whitening consultation today.

Invisalign Millersville, MD Residents’ Reason to Smile

August 26, 2015 in Cosmetic Dentistry,Dentistry,Invisalign Orthodontics by mccarl_dental

Kate with Invisalign aligners For 30 years, researchers at the University of California Berkeley invested countless hours and dollars to study smiles. They discovered that patients who are genetically predisposed to laugh and smile more were happier and had more successful marriages. A 2010 study by Wayne State University researchers used MLB baseball cards from the 1950s, and concluded that a player’s smile was a predictor of his lifespan. Our first smile appears before we’re ever born. As the latest 3-D ultrasounds show even more clearly, our first grins happen in utero and seem to be an indication of healthy development. The research is pretty clear: smiling is an essential part of human development, but what if you choose not to smile because you don’t like the way your teeth look? It stands to reason you’ll miss out on a lifetime of positive emotions, and healthy confidence levels. Don’t let crooked teeth keep the smile from your face. Call McCarl Dental Group, the practice that Millersville, MD patients rely on, to find out more about how smile correction with Invisalign gives you a reason to smile

Adult Orthodontics in Greenbelt, MD

There are varying beliefs regarding what caused the recent upsurge in adults seeking orthodontic treatment, but record numbers of US patients over the age of 30 want orthodontic treatment to correct their crooked teeth. Thanks to the ever-improving field of orthodontics, there has never been a better time to get the picture-perfect smile you desire. At McCarl Dental Group, we help Greenbelt, MD adults and teens straighten their teeth with clear braces systems from Invisalign. We can also help patients who prefer traditional orthodontia “propel” their treatment forward using Propel® acceleration to reduce the time it takes to correct misaligned bite and the amount of discomfort associated with bite correction.

Invisibly Straighter Teeth with Invisalign from McCarl Dental Group

For many adults and teens, smile correction with Invisalign offers all the benefits of dental correction without the hassles of cleaning around brackets and wires, giving up favorite foods, or having several years of photos bearing metallic smiles. If you’ve been avoiding smile correction because you worry about your professional image, Invisalign may just be the best orthodontic option for you.

How it works

Not all dental irregularities can be corrected using Invisalign, so the first step is to schedule a smile consultation. Our McCarl Dental Group dentists thoroughly examine your bite. If you and our dentists agree that Invisalign is a good option to perfect your smile, our team takes detailed, digital scans and dental impressions for use in creating a series of clear, plastic alignment trays. These trays are made just slightly different than the current state of your teeth. As you wear the trays, your teeth gradually shift to fit the aligners.

Your series alignment trays are crafted at a dental lab. Once you receive the trays, you’ll visit our office to place your first set. At this appointment, we examine the fit of the aligners and ensure that you are comfortable and understand the process. You’ll need to wear each set for at least 20 hours a day, but can feel free to remove the aligners during meals and while cleaning your teeth. That means no need to give up your favorite foods, or to spend countless hours cleaning around brackets and wires. The McCarl Dental Group team establishes a schedule for you to switch into new alignment trays. This is typically done about every two weeks. You will continue to wear each set of aligners until your teeth reach their optimal alignment. Unlike traditional braces, you will not need to visit us one or more times each month. Instead, you’ll visit about half as often, and even fewer times if your teeth appear to be progressing smoothly. The entire Invisalign smile correction process typically takes between 10 and 18 months, and can be additionally accelerated using Propel®.

Call the Cosmetic Dentist Millersville, MD Turns To

Straighter teeth are easier to keep healthy, make it possible to chew thoroughly and speak clearly, and create a smile that looks as good as it feels. For a smile you’ll love to share, Invisalign clear braces can transform your teeth into the healthy, gorgeous smile of your dreams. Call McCarl Dental Group in Millersville or Greenbelt, MD to schedule your Invisalign consultation today.

The Emergency Dentist Greenbelt Turns to for Cracked or Broken Teeth

July 30, 2015 in Dental Emergencies,Dentistry by mccarl_dental

Severley Broken Teeth Requiring RC & Crown from McCarl Dental group the emergency dentist greenbelt trustsCracked or broken teeth are more than uncomfortable, they can be painful, unsightly and detrimental to oral health. Yet, many patients choose to live with cracked or broken teeth rather than seeking immediate treatment. If you have a cracked or broken tooth, don’t postpone your dental care. The skilled dentist Greenbelt turns to, McCarl Dental Group, can see you quickly (on the same day in most cases) and will work to retain your natural tooth whenever possible. Call our Greenbelt or Millersville, MD offices to find out more today.

Causes of Cracked or Broken Teeth

Many patients use the terms cracked and broken tooth interchangeably, but there is a difference. Cracked teeth are still whole, but there is a crack in the enamel and/or dentin tooth layers. Whereas broken teeth actually have a piece or pieces that have broken off. However, the same types of dental trauma can lead to both cracked and broken teeth. Common causes of cracked and broken teeth include:

  • Biting into a hard object
  • Trauma (fall, car accident, being hit)
  • Tooth decay weakening the enamel
  • Sports related injuries
  • Deteriorated seal between tooth and fillings, inlays, onlays or crowns

Cracked or Broken Tooth Repair

Cracked teeth can often be repaired with a filling, onlay or crown, but most patients don’t become aware that their tooth is cracked until it breaks, decays or causes irritation and sensitivity in the pulp. A cracked tooth can easily be broken during chewing or talking as teeth grind together. Additionally, bacteria entering the crack are unlikely to be removed by routine brushing and flossing making the affected tooth susceptible to decay, and finally, as the crack breaks through the enamel and inner dentine layer of tooth it begins to cause irritation to the soft, pulp layer that contains the nerves. Eventually, this becomes extremely painful and can lead to root canal infection.

There are three main types of cracks: fractured cusps, split teeth, and vertical root fractures. Each is treated differently. In all cases, the fractured part of the tooth will likely need to be removed. A small tooth fracture can be repaired with a bonded filling. A larger fracture needs a crown or onlay.

In the case of split teeth, at least one root is usually able to be retained, and the remainder of the tooth is replaced with a crown. Root canal therapy is necessary before restoration in a split tooth in order to remove infection or inflammation when the crack reaches the pulp. Unfortunately, vertical root fractures usually result in the tooth being extracted. These cracks run through the center of the root and compromise the strength of the rest of the tooth making it very difficult to preserve the structure. We have numerous tooth replacement options at McCarl Dental Group that will restore your smile after tooth loss including dental crown and bridge, dental implants, full and partial dentures.

Broken teeth are repaired similarly to cracked teeth. Once the fractured portion of a cracked tooth is removed, it essentially becomes a broken tooth. Bonded fillings can repair small breaks in teeth. Crowns are needed for larger breaks. Root canal therapy is required for even more extensive broken teeth and extraction for teeth that are broken through the foundation of the root.

Call the Dentist Millersville Loves – McCarl Dental Group

Our dental care practitioners are here to help patients when dental disaster strikes. Whatever the cause of your cracked or broken tooth, we can stop the pain and help get your beautiful smile back. Call to schedule an emergency restorative dentistry appointment today. Our Millersville and Greenbelt dental practices welcome patients from local communities including Annapolis, Crofton, Glen Burnie, Bowie, Laurel, Glen Dale, University Park, and Hyattsville.

Your Emergency Dentist for a Tooth Abscess

July 20, 2015 in Dental Emergencies,Dentistry,Root Canals by mccarl_dental

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If you’ve ever had an abscessed tooth, you know that waiting until Monday at 9 am isn’t an option. An abscess can strike with little to no warning, and the pain can start as a mild heat and cold sensitivity and develop into severe pain within hours. Physicians realized long ago that Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm wasn’t the only time patients needed medical attention. Emergency rooms exist when you have a new pain, when your doctor’s office is closed, but there are no emergency dentist offices. At McCarl Dental Group, we’ve decided to change that. Our emergency dental care is available when you need us. No matter what your dental emergency, call McCarl Dental Group.

Tooth Abscess Causes

Infection in the root of a tooth or between the gums and teeth can cause an abscess or painful toothache that is caused by spreading infection. This can happen if a tooth is decayed, broken, or if a patient has severe gingivitis (periodontal/gum disease) which allows bacteria to enter the soft center of the tooth or pulp, and cause severe pain. If a tooth is abscessed, infection continues to spread, and surrounding gum tissue and supporting bone structure can become infected.

Tooth Abscess Symptoms

Abscessed teeth can cause a toothache, swelling, pus around the tooth or gum, fever, muscle aches, swollen glands, and general nausea or queasiness. Occasionally, a minor toothache especially when chewing and sensitivity to heat or cold is the main symptom of an abscessed tooth. Sometimes, patients do not recognize these symptoms are related to their teeth.

The more severe and abscess becomes the harder it is to ignore. Patients who experience swelling of the gums or jaw, bitter taste in the mouth, bad breath, or draining sores on the gums are much more likely to realize they have an abscess tooth. However, once the infection reaches this point, it is more difficult to treat. If you have recently had tooth decay (cavities), trauma to your tooth (even if you didn’t believe damage was done), or gum disease, don’t hesitate to contact us, if you experience any of these symptoms.

Emergency Treatment

It is important to contact your dentist as soon as you have dental pain. When you seek treatment for an abscessed tooth, there are a number of things we can do to help you feel better quickly. The first priority for dental treatment for an abscessed tooth is to drain the abscess or pus surrounding the tooth. We will likely prescribe antibiotics to help your body fight the infection, and prevent any further infection. Sometimes the patient will need to start antibiotics before the dentist drains the abscess.

Once you contact our on-call dentist, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan. During the treatment planning process, our dentists take digital x-rays and intra-oral photographs and project them on a large television monitor so our patients can see the damaged tooth very clearly.

Our goal is to preserve the tooth whenever possible. An x-ray will help us determine the extent of the infection. If the abscess appears to be only in the gums, it is possible a minor incision may be enough. However, most abscesses are much deeper, in the pulp of the tooth. Root canal therapy to extract the infected pulp, may be the next step. If a root canal is the best treatment option, our team will remove the infected pulp from your tooth. The tooth is filled with gutta-percha (a gum-like substance), and sealed. The tooth may then need to be restored or strengthened with a crown.

In some cases, the tooth may need to be extracted. This is a mutual decision between the patient and dentist. When an extraction is necessary, a dental implant restored with a crown feels and functions like a normal healthy tooth.

Call for Emergency Dental Care

If you have severe tooth pain, nausea, or fever you believe are related to an abscessed tooth, don’t wait until Monday to get help. Call McCarl Dental Group’s on-call dentist. McCarl Dental Group offers same day emergency care during regular business hours as well as evenings and weekends.

If you’re in need of a dentist for any of your oral health care needs, schedule an appointment today.

Our knowledgeable staff is available at either of our two convenient locations Millersville or Greenbelt, MD.

Tooth Decay on the Root Surface

July 19, 2015 in Dentistry,Periodontal Treatment,White Fillings by mccarl_dental

Tooth decay on the root surface of teeth is also called root decay or root caries. It is an important dental problem that needs immediate treatment.

Root caries on lateral incisor, canine and first bicuspid

Root caries on lateral incisor, canine and first bicuspid

While many people are fortunate enough to have cavity resistant tooth enamel, few people have cavity resistant root surface. When gums recede below the enamel line of the tooth or pull away from the tooth, root surface is exposed. The root surface does not have a hard protective enamel covering like the crown of the tooth. This unprotected surface is very vulnerable to decay. Root caries do not occur unless the root of the tooth is exposed or there is loss of attachment of the gum to the tooth. An exposed root surface frequently becomes sensitive to hot, cold and sweet foods and drinks.

Causes of Gum Recession and Root Caries
Poor oral hygiene – not brushing teeth and flossing teeth daily
Brushing teeth too vigorously or using a hard bristle tooth brush
Age – as people age, their gums typically recede exposing root surfaces
Periodontal disease known as gum disease
Genetics – periodontal disease runs in families
Diabetes
Crooked teeth – misaligned teeth are more difficult to clean thoroughly and can make you more prone to gum disease
Smoking cigarettes or cigars, dipping, using chewing tobacco or any kind of tobacco use
Medication that causes dry mouth
Radiation treatment for head and neck cancer
Trauma to gums or teeth

Treatments for Receding Gums and Root Decay
The appropriate treatment of receding gums depends on the reason for recession and the extent and severity of the decay.

Use a soft bristle or electric toothbrush. Our dental hygienists teach dental patients how to brush teeth to clean tooth surfaces and gums thoroughly and prevent further gum recession. This will not repair existing damage but will hopefully prevent additional gum recession.

Excellent oral hygiene at home and routine cleaning by a dental hygienist and dental examinations.

If the gum recession is caused by periodontal disease, the patient will need periodontal treatment by a dental hygienist that usually starts with scaling and root planning. Plaque and tartar are removed from the surfaces of the root and teeth. Periodontal treatment can help gum tissues heal and reattach to the tooth surface.

If gum recession is advanced, a gum graft where the gum tissue has receded may be indicated. Grafts may help protect the root surface from sensitivity and decay.

Tooth colored fillings can repair this root caries before it becomes too advanced

Tooth colored fillings can repair this root caries before it becomes too advanced

Root caries on a lower molar

Root caries on a lower molar

If tooth decay or root caries are present, the patient will need to have the decay removed and replaced with a filling or crown. At McCarl Dental Group, we have not used amalgam fillings for more than 25 years. We use tooth colored composite filling material to fill a cavity after removing tooth decay.  Dental fillings should not be visible when you smile or talk.

Tooth Abscess Dental Emergency

July 6, 2015 in Dental Emergencies by mccarl_dental

Dental infections and abscessed teeth are a leading reason for emergency dental treatment.

Tooth Abscess Before Dental Treatment

Tooth Abscess Before Dental Treatment

A tooth abscess is a painful and serious dental emergency. An abscess is a pus producing bacterial infection that causes pain and swelling that needs immediate attention. The infection occurs in or around the root of a tooth that contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, also called in the dental pulp. The abscess can also occur between the gum and a tooth. Tooth abscesses are most commonly caused by advanced tooth decay which may originate from a chipped or broken tooth that becomes infected, worn enamel that allows bacteria to enter the tooth or untreated dental cavity. Gum disease also called gingivitis or in advanced stages periodontal disease, can also cause and abscess. In very serious cases, the infection spreads from the root of the tooth to the bones in the jaw supporting the tooth.

The dentists at McCarl Dental Group take care of patients with dental emergencies every day. Last week in our Greenbelt and Millersville Maryland dental offices, we provided same day emergency dental care to patients with pain from dental infections from the following cities: Annapolis 21401, Severn 21144, Crownsville 21032, Glen Burnie 21060, Riverdale Park 20737, Lanham Seabrook, MD 20706 and Bowie 20715. Almost all of these patients who needed emergency treatment were new to our dental practice. We were happy to help!

Symptoms of an Abscessed Tooth

  • A severe toothache or tooth pain with dull pressure, aching, throbbing pain or sharp pain
  • Fever
  • Pain with or without chewing
  • Redness and swelling of the gums and in advanced infections, swelling of the jaw
  • Sensitivity of the teeth to temperature – hot or cold
  • An open, draining sore in the gums that may also cause a bitter taste in the mouth
  • Bad breath

Treatment of an Abscessed Tooth

Drain the abscess – The most effective way to treat an abscessed or infected tooth is to establish drainage of the infection. A small incision into the abscess will help the pus drain out. The dentist may also debride and irrigate or wash the area of infection with saline. Debridement is removal of dead or necrotic tissue that will never heal.

Antibiotic therapy – It is not always easy or possible to drain the abscess. A serious dental infection can “neutralize” the effects of local anesthetics making it very difficult to numb the patient for treatment. Infected lower molars are especially difficult to numb in the presence of a serious infection. In these cases a patient needs to be placed on an appropriate antibiotic to reduce the infection so that the local anesthetics can be effective for comfortable treatment.

Root canal – A root canal is a dental procedure to remove the nerve, arteries and vein in the center of the tooth root. In an infected tooth, a root canal can help drain the abscess. When the infection heals, the tooth is restored with a crown to increase the strength and preserve the tooth.

Extraction – If the infected tooth can’t be saved, it will be extracted to drain the abscess and promote healing of the infection.

If there is increased swelling or fever despite antibiotic therapy, the dental patient may need to be seen in a hospital setting. Contact your Dentist for a referral to an Oral Surgeon with hospital privileges to treat you. Don’t get “lost in a hospital emergency room” that may not have expertise with dental emergencies.

If you have dental discomfort that has become painful with selling, you may have an abscess. See your dentist immediately and start appropriate treatment. Although rare, dental abscesses can cause the loss of life.

 

Why Does My Tooth Hurt After Drinking Hot or Cold Beverages?

June 30, 2015 in Dental Emergencies,General dentistry by mccarl_dental

Hot or cold beverages can make your teeth sensitive.This is a question we are asked all the time, and we believe there is never a good time to avoid the drinks you love.  In the summer, there is nothing better than an ice cold beverage during an Orioles or Nationals game or after a sail on the Chesapeake Bay.  In the winter, a hot drink can warm the soul.

Accordingly, let us shed some light on what might be causing this tooth sensitivity.  To start, know you are not alone.  Unfortunately, there are more than a million people across Maryland every year who avoid hot and cold drinks because of tooth sensitivity.  While most of these cases are resolved with education and proven homecare protocols, an estimated 280,000 each year require a root canal to solve the problem.

If you are one of the millions with tooth sensitivity, your next step depends on the severity and frequency of the pain.

Less than 15 Seconds of Sensitivity

If pain or discomfort lasts only for a few seconds after drinking a hot or cold beverage, the problem is unlikely to be serious.  In these cases, the sensitivity is likely the result of minor decay, a loose or lost filling or minor gum recession.  It makes sense to schedule a visit to your dentist as soon as possible, but it does not require emergency dental care.  You may need a cavity repaired, and it is likely you will be asked to improve your at-home care.  Brushing in a vertical pattern with a soft bristle toothbrush is a start.  Electronic toothbrushes can also be very beneficial.  Fluoride toothpastes that help reduce sensitivity are another option, and flossing regularly will make a positive difference.

Sensitivity that Lasts 30 Seconds or More

In these cases, you have likely suffered permanent damage to the internal structure (pulp) of your tooth.  This could have been caused by deep decay, a tooth fracture, an accident or trauma, or it could be the result of a serious infection.  In either case, it is best to get a dental appointment scheduled immediately for thorough evaluation – before the pain becomes constant and unbearable.  Even if the pain eventually subsides, a deep filling or root canal may be needed to remove the tooth decay or infection and to help avoid further damage.

What is a Root Canal?

In popular culture, root canals have gotten a bum rap.  In reality, they are relatively quick, economical and painless procedures.  Plain and simple, a root canal is a procedure through which a dentist removes the damaged nerve in your tooth, disinfects the surrounding tooth structure and reseals the area with an artificial filler material.  Surveys by the American Association of Endodontists show more than 90% of people reporting positive results from root canals, and the reasons are obvious.  You arrive at the dental office in pain.  Less than an hour later (in most cases), you are walking out the door with a smile on your face.

Grab the Hot & Cold Drinks

At the end of the day, we hope this helps you find a practical answer to your question.  If minor sensitivity is keeping you away from enjoying hot and cold beverages, your body is telling you something.  Listen.  It is giving you an early warning signal that your teeth need some attention.  It is telling you to give your dentist a call and to take care of the problem before it becomes severe.

 

Severna Park Dental Emergency

June 29, 2015 in Dental Emergencies by mccarl_dental
Dental Emergency - Broken Tooth

Dental Emergency – Broken Tooth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing ruins a person’s day like snapping off a front tooth at the gum line.  This Severna Park, Maryland resident called McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice when he broke his front tooth. Dental emergencies can happen anytime and our dentists do their best to make emergency dental care available as soon as possible. This patient was eating popcorn and bit an unpopped kernel. Although the patient was not in pain, he was embarrassed about his missing tooth.

Dr. Jay saw the patient within an hour, performed a root canal, inserted a post and core, and then cemented the original porcelain crown back in place. The patients smile was restored.

The patient commented that Dr. Jay McCarl is a very gentle, kind and exceptionally competent dentist.

Here are photos of the dental emergency. There are several steps for a root canal, post and core and re-attachment of a porcelain crown.

Rubber Dam

Rubber Dam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After discussing options with the dental patient, Dr Jay explained the dental procedure and placed a rubber dam.  Each tooth has a circulatory system. When a healthy tooth breaks at the gum, a root canal is necessary to prevent pain and infection. During the  root canal procedure, the dentist removes the nerve, artery and vein from the center of the root of the tooth. The nerve, artery and vein are also called the pulp of the tooth. Root canal dental instruments are very small and the rubber dam helps prevent them from falling into the patient’s mouth. The rubber dam also helps prevent contamination of the root canal.

 

Post and Core Dental Procedure

Post and Core Dental Procedure

 

 

 

 

 

 

The canal in the root of the tooth that is prepared by the dentist is also where the post is placed during the post and core procedure. The post and core procedure is necessary to anchor the dental crown. A dental post is a ceramic or metal cylindrical rod that is inserted into the root space of the tooth. The restored root of the tooth is prepared with a series of endodontic files to make room for the dental post. There is no discomfort or dental pain during this procedure because the nerve of the tooth has been removed. The core in a post and core dental procedure refers to a foundation around the post that the dentist builds to help with retention of the crown.

This picture shows the crown anchored in place with the dental post and core before the dentist removed the extra length of the post.

Crown Anchored with Dental Post  after Root Canal

Crown Anchored with Dental Post after Root Canal

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the post and core, the dentist cemented the crown, removed the excess length of the post and polished the tooth. The dental patient was comfortable and delighted with his restored smile.

Severna Park Dental Patient Pain Free after Same Day Dental Emergency Care

Severna Park Dental Patient Pain Free after Same Day Dental Emergency Care

 

 

Common Causes of a Toothache from the Dentist Greenbelt, MD Trusts

June 13, 2015 in Dental Emergencies,Dentistry by mccarl_dental

Broken tooth needing a crown after having a toothache and getting treatment from the dentist greenbelt trustsMany people assume that their teeth only hurt if they have a cavity, but there are numerous reasons why your tooth becomes sensitive, and each requires unique treatment. At McCarl Dental Group, we are dedicated to patient education, and we encourage you to know the various types of tooth pain, their causes, and symptoms. Most people know that tooth decay or a cavity causes a dull ache especially while chewing or drinking. However, there are several other common causes of toothache including tooth abscess, bruxism, cracked tooth syndrome, and misaligned bite. The good news is, no matter what your dental health concern, McCarl Dental Group is here to help Millersville and Greenbelt, MD patients feel better fast. If you have a toothache, we will try to see you the day you call or the next day because we are dedicated to providing excellent emergency dental care when you need it. Call either of our convenient locations to schedule an appointment today.
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Continuing Education for Dentists

June 1, 2015 in Dentistry by mccarl_dental

The Maryland Board of Dental Examiners requires that licensed dentists participate in 30 hours of continuing education every two years, including two hours of infection control. The dentists at McCarl Dental Group participate in about four times the required amount of dental continuing education per year. Here are some of the courses that McCarl Dentist have participated in during the last few years.

Occlusal Adjustment/Therapy – Dental Occlusion

New Trends in Esthetic Implant Dentistry

Comprehensive Communication Program – Patient Education

Treatment Planning Session – Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Dental Implants

Skeletal Relationships: The Impact on Facial Esthetics

Analgesics for Pain Management

Wisdom Teeth – Current Knowledge and Treatment Indications, The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons White Paper

Effective Diagnosis and Restorative Treatment for Worn Dentition

Missing Maxillary Lateral Incisors: The Benefits and Challenges of Implant Replacement – Dental Implant Surgery

New Trends in Esthetic Implant Dentistry

Facial Trauma – Trauma Management

Workshop for Successful Anterior Esthetics – Dental Implant Restorations (Prosthodontics/Fixed)

Management of Complications in Oral Surgery

Intraoral Scanning of the Future

Concepts verses Clinical Realities of High Strength Ceramic Restorations – All Ceramic Restorations

Common Sense Operative Restorative Dentistry

The Art of Cosmetic Dentistry

Efficient Implant Dentistry to Optimize Treatment

Sleep Prosthodontics – Sleep Apnea & Appliance Therapy

Patient Education and Problem Solving

Restoration of Multiple Failing Teeth with Implants in the Aesthetic Zone

Bone Preservation around Dental Implants, the Prosthetic View – Surgical Phase Therapy

The Anterior Single Tooth Implant – Restorative Management of the Soft Tissue in the Esthetic Zone

The Egoscue Method – Chronic Neck and Back Pain Relief

Top Game Changers for Every Dental Practice

Craniofacial Epigenetics – Orthodontics BioModeling Solutions

Aesthetics through Innovation – Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry

The Christensen Bottom Line – Operative (Restorative)

The Christensen Bottom Line – Prosthodontics/Fixed Dentistry

Dental Practice Management from a Dental CPA’s Perspective

If I Can, You Can: Overcoming Obstacles

Concepts vs Clinical Realities – Dental Implants

Creating Implant Provisionals to Support Soft Tissue Management

Immediate vs. Delayed Provisional Restoration of Anterior Post-Socket Implants: The Influence on Soft Tissues and Ultimate Aesthetic Success – Implant Restorative Dentistry

Meeting Esthetic Demands with Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – Dental Implants

Locations of these dental continuing education courses include: Annapolis, MD 21401, Crofton, MD 21114, Rockville, MD 20850, Catonsville, MD 21228, Baltimore, MD 21201

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