Delmarva Sedation Dentistry Blog
September 13, 2017
It’s true that your breath could remind you of the onions that dominated your salad at lunch, but that’s not all your mouth can tell you! Oral health concerns like problems with your gums, teeth, and tongue can hint at health concerns deeper in the body. Here are four oral signs that your Ocean City dentist can see from examining your mouth.
July 31, 2017
As your dentist in Ocean City, Dr. Dougherty’s main goal is to help you keep your natural teeth healthy and in your gum line. But sometimes a tooth just needs to go for your oral and/or overall health. If there comes a time when removal is the best option, you can trust us for comfortable, efficient tooth extractions. Keep reading to learn about when and why you may need to have a tooth removed, and how the procedure is done here at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry.
June 13, 2017
If you are missing one, a few or even an entire row of teeth, then you’re not alone. According to the American Dental Association, the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has at least three seriously decayed or missing teeth. Of course, this is not necessarily the kind of company you want to keep—especially when there are great options for tooth replacement. At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, Dr. Dougherty offers bridges, dentures and dental implants to recreate your perfect smile. By far the most natural looking and feeling tooth replacements are dental implants in Ocean City. Read on to learn more about how implants and other tooth replacements can restore your smile as well your overall well being.
May 25, 2017
There are many patients that avoid seeing their dentist because of different reasons. Despite their reasoning, dental phobia is a real issue for patients and the decline of their oral health. That’s why Delmarva Sedation Dentistry provides helpful sedation dentist in Ocean City. We help our patients jump over their hump of dental anxiety and receive the dental care they deserve.
April 22, 2017
Do you avoid dental care because the thought of going in for a visit makes you break out in a cold sweat? Rather than letting your fears and phobias compromise your teeth, it’s much better to seek treatment for dental anxiety than to allow time to create more complex dental problems. But you don’t want just anyone to care for your smile – you want the most respected sedation dentist in Ocean City to keep your pearly whites gleaming, to calm your fears, and to keep you safe. That’s why you should work with Dr. Edward T. Dougherty, Jr. at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry – he’ll make sure you’re relaxed and receive the quality care you deserve. In this post, he explains his sedation options and shows you that you don’t need to be afraid anymore.
March 6, 2017
Are you afraid or anxious to visit the dentist? Maybe you have a hard time staying in one position for a long time? Now, there is no need to worry about visiting the dentist. Dr. Edward Dougherty allows patients to sleep through their dental visits with IV sedation. Sedation dentistry is commonly used to help patients with unique circumstances enjoy their time at the dentist. No matter if you suffer from dental fears or need a lengthy procedure, we offer sedation dentistry in Ocean City to help you relax during your appointment.
February 3, 2017
You probably have a little sticker on your car’s windshield that reminds you when you need to change the oil. Why do you have this? It’s probably an easy question to answer: Regular oil changes keep your car running smoothly and save you from having to get expensive repairs. The exact same can be said for regularly seeing your dentist in Ocean City, MD. Routine check-ups and cleanings are some of the most basic and essential ways you can keep your teeth healthy year-in and year-out, and Dr. Edward Dougherty Jr. is going to explain why you should get them at least twice a year. (more…)
January 3, 2017
You’ve never been a big fan of going to the dentist, but you’ve recently discovered something called sedation dentistry. This is an approach doctors use to help their most nervous and fearful patients (just like you) get treatment with ease. You see that there are a few ways for you to be sedated, but is one better than the other? Which one would be right for you? Today, Dr. Edward Dougherty Jr., your sedation dentist in Ocean City, is going to discuss the different ways he sedates his patients, and why he chooses to use each one. (more…)
December 18, 2016
It’s almost the end of the year, and while most people are thinking about their New Year’s Resolutions for 2017, you’re still stuck on yours from 2016. You told yourself that you were finally going to take care of your teeth and go to the dentist. It’s amazing how fast 12 months has flown by. It’s always been at the back of your mind, but you never could make yourself pick up the phone because the thought always carried a twinge of anxiety. Many people have this feeling, and Dr. Edward Dougherty, your sedation dentist in Ocean City, knows exactly how to take care of it. You can finally get to the dentist’s office and not have to worry. In fact, you may just sleep through your entire appointment. (more…)
November 5, 2016
You’re sitting in your car just like you have been for the past 10 minutes. The engine isn’t on and you’re blankly starring at the wheel. You told yourself that you were finally going to visit the dentist today, but the usual anxiety has come on stronger than ever. You resist the urge to pick up your phone and cancel.
It’s been years since you’ve seen the dentist and you know you need to go. You said that your gift to yourself this year would be to finally take care of teeth. You’re like many patients around the country who suffer from overwhelming dental anxiety. Dr. Edward Dougherty Jr., your sedation dentist in Ocean City, empathizes with you completely, and wants you to know how he and the team at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry can help patients just like you. (more…)