At Halliburton Family Dentistry, Dr. Denise Halliburton takes a personalized approach to help her patients maintain their oral health. During routine exams, Dr. Halliburton can diagnose dental problems and create personalized treatment plans. She consults with her patients to understand their specific needs. She also takes the time to review treatment options during a dental consultation.
General dentistry is a service that can maintain a healthy smile and prevent future oral health problems. Addressing dental fear, dental emergencies, or infections head-on stops them from worsening. Early detection and treatment are also important, which is why we want our patients to visit us biannually for routine appointments.
General Dentistry in Ellicott City, MD
General dental services help prevent future oral health problems:
Dr. Halliburton can place this resin compound (similar to a dental filling) on the surface of the back molars, which have multiple cusps, to prevent tooth decay. Often recommended for children once their permanent teeth have reupte4d, they are also available for adults who are cavity-prone.
Do you play contact sports like lacrosse, soccer, basketball, or football? You need a custom sports mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums. Sports mouthguards prevent athletes from needing cosmetic and restorative care for chipped, broken, or even lost teeth. Compared to store-bought mouthguards, our custom mouthguards make it easier to speak and drink. Our mouthguards also stay in the mouth so you don’t have to clench your jaw to keep them in.
Emergency dental care is used in situations where patients need prompt treatment. Severe toothaches, excessive bleeding, broken dental restorations, and knocked-out permanent teeth are dental emergencies that we treat in our Ellicott City office. Do not try to fix your dental emergency on your own; we will help you get professional care to immediately treat your dental problem.
As a family dental office, we serve patients of all ages. We help parents care for their child’s teeth and offer restorative and cosmetic treatments for patients as they grow older. Learning how to care for your child’s primary teeth can prevent problems prevalent among children including cavities and tooth decay.
Dental extractions are needed for patients with teeth that are severely infected, overcrowded, or impacted. There are two types of tooth extractions: simple and complex. We always ensure that patients feel comfortable, whether they need a quick extraction or a procedure that takes several hours. Our goal is to provide comfortable and effective oral health treatment.
General Dentistry FAQs
Read answers to questions about general dental services:
When should I schedule my child’s first dental visit?
We recommend that parents bring their children to the dentist after their first tooth erupts and before their first birthday. Early dental care can prevent oral health problems like cavities later on.
Are tooth extractions painful?
Patients may feel some swelling or soreness following their tooth extraction, but we provide pain medication and ice packs for a quick recovery. Ultimately, tooth extractions alleviate pain caused by impacted and infected teeth.
Can sports mouthguards help treat teeth grinding?
No, we do not recommend sports mouthguards for bruxism, or teeth grinding. We do provide nightguards for bruxism, which often occurs as a result of TMJ disorders. Sports mouthguards are made of a different plastic with a larger thickness. They cannot efficiently treat the bite and jaw problems that accompany teeth grinding.
Request a Dental Appointment Today
Contact Halliburton Family Dentistry today at 443.232.0656. You may also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Halliburton and her team on our website. We serve patients in Howard County, MD, including Ellicott City, Columbia, and Elkridge. Please let our team know if you have any further questions about your general dental care. They will be happy to assist you.