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March 14, 2016

Overcome Stress & Anxiety: Sedation Dentistry in Rehoboth

sedation dentistry rehobothLife is too short to spend time stressing out about your next dental visit. Don’t let your oral health suffer as a result of your dental fear or anxiety! Sedation dentistry in Rehoboth can help you overcome your worries and receive the excellent care your smile deserves. Continue reading to learn more from Dr. Dougherty and the team at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry!

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December 3, 2015

Why Sedation Dentistry in Ocean City Is Your Best Option

sedation dentist ocean cityYou know that twice annual visits to the dentist are necessary for optimal oral health. But if you’re like countless adults, you may be dealing with a dental fear or anxiety that prevents you from seeking the treatment you know you need — and that’s a problem. If your teeth are suffering as a result of your fear, you should learn about your options in sedation dentistry in Ocean City. Keep reading for more from Dr. Edward T. Dougherty and the team at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry.

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November 4, 2015

Your Trusted Emergency & Sedation Dentist in Ocean City

Sedation Dentist Ocean CityDental emergencies don’t wait for office hours. If you’ve ever had one, you know that a broken tooth, a severe toothache or any other serious dental issue can happen at any time — and when they do, you need an emergency dentist who will get on the case immediately. Delmarva Sedation Dentistry is your go-to team in a dental emergency, so call us as soon as a problem arises! Even if we don’t pick up outside of office hours, our voicemail will give you vital information for getting in touch with us. And the good news is we’re also your sedation dentist in Ocean City, so if dental care is required at our office, you can feel comfortable throughout the whole treatment.

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October 3, 2015

Want Anxiety and Pain Free Dental Implants Delmarva Residents Love?

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Missing one or more teeth is stressful on its own, but for patients who experience dental anxiety or phobia or have pain management problems with local anesthetic alone, replacing missing teeth may seem impossible. The fear can be even more crippling for patients who wish to have dental implants surgically placed. We have good news for these patients. At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, Dr. Edward T. Dougherty and his Ocean City, MD dental team offer outstanding implant dentistry in a friendly, calming practice with the added benefit of sedation dentistry experts on staff. If you’re interested in finding out about dental implants or other tooth replacement options and how dental sedation can help, call the Delmarva Sedation Dentistry team today.
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September 2, 2015

Edward T. Dougherty, Jr. DDS PC is the Ocean City sedation dentist who can calm your fears

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Oral sedation lets you nap during your dental work.Petrified over going to the dentist? Have neck or shoulder pain? Needing multiple procedures?

Sedation dentist Dr. Edward T. Dougherty uses sedation dentistry to make his anxious Ocean City patients calm and relaxed.  Learn about the kinds of medications Dr, Dougherty administers for a peaceful dental experience.

People put off necessary dental work because they are too nervous to tolerate it. The result is tooth decay, gum disease, poor aesthetics and a host of systemic health problems. Sedation dentistry with Ocean City dentist Dr. Edward T. Dougherty takes relaxation in the dental chair to a whole new level.
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August 6, 2015

For Sedation Dentistry, Salisbury Comes to Ocean City, MD

peacefully sleep womanWe all have something that we fear. For example, studies show that public speaking is an overwhelmingly common fear. So much so that it even out strips the fear of death! Now that’s saying something. But even a fear that serious can be tamed if you can conquer what always precedes the thing you fear: anticipation. Sometimes, just talking with someone can ease the anticipation and your fear. Other times, well, a little medication can be helpful. At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry in Ocean City, MD, Dr. Edward T. Dougherty, Jr. and his staff can provide both.
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July 23, 2015

Don’t Fear the Dentist – Try the Experts in Oral Sedation, Delmarva Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry can help you stay relaxed.There are people out there that are afraid of the dentist. That’s okay, a lot of people are. It’s a real condition known as dental phobia, and there are millions of patients that suffer from this ailment. It’s no laughing matter. Some cases are so severe that some people refuse treatment just because they’re that afraid of receiving treatment. We understand that the sight and sound of a dental drill can drive some people to madness, but it isn’t a negative machine. We use it to keep people’s smiles looking and feeling their best. At our office in Ocean City, MD, we care about how comfortable you are during a dental procedure. Our sedation dentistry services can leave you feeling comfortable throughout a dental procedure with no anxiety to speak of. We don’t want you forgoing treatment simply because you’re too nervous for an appointment. Untreated infections or other diseases can wreak havoc on your oral health to where future procedures may be costly. Don’t let any infections fall by the wayside — get them treated with the help of our sedation dentistry services.
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June 18, 2015

Oral and IV Sedation Dentistry

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There are many people that suffer from dental anxiety or phobia. A lot more than you may realize. Most people are so frightened by visiting a dental office that they will choose not to receive necessary treatment. This means that people are refusing treatment for a cavity, infection or other disease that is causing problems. This is not a good idea at all. Leaving diseases or other infections in your mouth without doing anything about it will allow said diseases or infections to spread. Our Ocean City, MD office wants you to have a wonderful smile, as well as excellent oral health. At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, we want you to know that there are ways to receive treatment without ever feeling any pain or discomfort. Not only is Dr. Dougherty a licensed IV and Oral Sedation dentist, but he’s also a dental sedation examiner for the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners. He knows how much dental phobia can affect a patient’s psyche, which is why he cares about your particular situation.
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May 21, 2015

Partial Dentures & Implant-Supported Dentures at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry

general dentistryWelcome to the wonderful world of partial dentures and implant-supported dentures. You’ve probably seen a late-night infomercial advertising them. But do you really know what they are and the purpose they serve? Welcome to dentures 101 with Dr. Edward Dougherty, Jr. in Ocean City, MD – class is about to begin.

It goes without saying that teeth are an important part of your speech, diet, appearance and, most importantly, health. Dentures, especially partial dentures and implant-supported dentures, offer a viable solution if you’re missing some or all of your pearly whites. What’s the difference between the two?

Partial dentures are a great option if you have some healthy teeth remaining. Secured with hidden clasps, partial dentures fit with surrounding dentition like a puzzle piece. For added convenience, a partial denture can be removed for regular cleaning and maintenance.

Implant-supported dentures serve two functions: to provide unrivaled support and functionality. Common annoyances like slipping, clicking, clasps, or adhesives are a thing of the past. Comfort is the name of the game, but it doesn’t stop there. Implant-supported dentures also help prevent the bone loss that accompanies missing teeth.

Restorative Dentistry Options

Just because you take good care of your teeth doesn’t mean you won’t need restorative dental work down the road. Delmarva Sedation Dentistry offers several options combined with the gentle and compassionate care you’re looking for.

  • Bridges – permanent bridges can restore your smile to new after losing teeth to injury, accident, or gum disease.
  • Crowns – Also known as caps, Delmarva Sedation Dentistry can design, fit, and place all-porcelain, precious metal, or porcelain-pressed crowns in a couple of short appointments.
  • Dental Implants – Also known as tooth implants, it’s the modern way to replace one or more missing teeth and consists of two parts: the implant post/root and implant restoration.
  • Root Canals – Necessary to remove an internally damaged tooth once an infection occurs. If infection occurs, the dead tooth is extracted and replaced with a prosthetic.

Meet Dr. Dougherty, Jr.

“The Sleep Dentist” received his training at Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia and University of Maryland. His professional memberships include Misch Implant Institute (Fellow), International Congress of Oral Implantology (Diplomat), American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and others. He’s been awarded Washington’s “Top Dentists” in the Consumer Checkbook, and “Best Dentist” in Bethesda Magazine.

Call Our Office Today

To schedule an appointment with Delmarva Sedation Dentistry in Ocean City, MD call our office today. We also conveniently serve the surrounding areas of West Ocean City, Sinepuxent, Ocean Pines, and Berlin.

April 15, 2015

Smile Makeovers in Ocean City, MD

159289454If you think there are simply too many flaws in your smile to make taking the first step worthwhile, then think again. With a smile makeover, Dr. Edward T. Dougherty at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry in Ocean City, MD, will create a step-by-step treatment plan to take your smile from less than appealing to perfection!

First, you’ll meet with Dr. Dougherty. He’ll examine your oral health and together you’ll discuss your idea of a perfect smile. Combining your smile goals with the dynamics of your face, mouth, and skin tone, the dentist will suggest the procedures that he thinks are necessary to build the smile of your dreams.

Tooth Restorations. If any of your teeth are in need of repair, that will likely be the first step. Healthy teeth are the foundation of a beautiful smile. With this in mind, Dr. Dougherty may need to repair cavities with tooth-colored fillings, replace missing teeth with dental implants, dentures or crown and bridge work, or rebuild broken teeth with a crown.

Cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers. For teeth that have chips, minor cracks or have not responded to teeth whitening, there is cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers. Cosmetic bonding uses composite resin materials to rebuild and reshape teeth. Dr. Dougherty uses a chart to choose a shade that exactly matches the color of your existing teeth. Then, the bonding material is applied directly to teeth and hardened. The process is repeated until the desired result is achieved. Porcelain veneers create the smile you want and hide the flaws you have. These dental wonders are made of extremely thin layers of dental porcelain that are adhesively bonded to correct teeth that may be more seriously chipped, cracked or misaligned.

Teeth whitening. Depending on what other procedures your smile makeover includes, teeth whitening may be either the finishing touch or the first step. Porcelain and composite resin are not altered by whitening gels. So, if those are part of the plan, then you’ll want to have your teeth their whitest before applying dental porcelain or composite materials. Then, when your smile makeover is complete, you’ll have a uniformly white and beautiful smile.

Call Our Office Today

If you’d like to learn more about how a smile makeover can correct all of the flaws in your smile, then call Delmarva Sedation Dentistry to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dougherty.  We serve patients in Ocean City, MD, as well as throughout the entire Delmarva Peninsula, including Bethany Beach, Selbyville, Rehoboth, Fenwick, Ocean Pines, Salisbury and Berlin.

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