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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.

June 18, 2015

Oral and IV Sedation Dentistry


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.

August 29, 2011

Dr. Dougherty Sheds Some Light on Wisdom Teeth Extraction

wisdom toothConsidering the fact that most of us have had our wisdom teeth removed, few people seem to understand the reasoning behind the procedure. “Why do we have them if we don’t need them?” This is a good question, and one for which no one has a definite answer. However, what we do know is: wisdom teeth, more often than not, cause dental problems, and extraction is the only way to prevent these issues.


June 21, 2011

A Confident New Smile Thanks to Delmarva Sedation Dentistry

smilesEvery year, millions of Americans wish they could do something to improve their smile. And with a smile makeover from Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, that’s exactly what you can look forward to.

Whether you’re trying to change the appearance of chipped, cracked, or misaligned teeth or just want whiter teeth, Dr. Dougherty and the rest of our team can help.


May 20, 2011

Transforming Smiles in Ocean City with Porcelain Veneers

smileFor patients with stained, chipped, cracked, or slightly misaligned teeth, Dr. Edward Dougherty offers a popular cosmetic solution that will completely transform your smile—porcelain veneers. Made of fine dental porcelain, veneers are handcrafted to match your appearance and meet your needs. And because they’re durable, not to mention stain resistant, you can look forward to enjoying your confident, shapely smile for years to come.

A Custom-Made Smile You’ll Love

Maybe you already know what you want your smile to look like. If so, that’s great! Having a strong idea, or even a picture, of what you want will go a long way towards helping Dr. Dougherty create the smile you’re looking for.


April 27, 2011

Smiles Receive the Care They Need at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry

78688-105dgDr. Dougherty Makes General Dentistry a Breeze for Delmarva Patients

Your smile is more important that you think! Did you know that a healthy mouth contributes to a better quality of life? It’s true! Problems such as gum disease can raise your risk for conditions like heart attack, stroke, and memory loss. Dental issues can arise and intensify quickly, turning into painful disease and making daily life difficult.

The Importance of Routine Dental Care

Anxiety about dental appointments is actually quite common. At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, we understand that even routine visits can make some patients feel apprehensive. Don’t let fear stop you from seeking the dental care you need. Issues that start out small can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums if not caught early.

Sedation Dentistry Helps Patients Achieve Oral Health Goals

Even if you have trouble walking through the door of our Ocean City dental practice, Dr. Dougherty can provide you with safe, effective oral or IV sedation, easing you into your visit. Before your appointment, you’ll meet with Dr. Dougherty to discuss what makes you anxious and how serious it is. Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Dougherty will recommend the sedation technique that is best for you. (more…)

July 20, 2010

Wisdom Teeth Extractions from Dr. Dougherty

Your Experienced Oral Surgeon in Ocean City

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in—and you can expect them to arrive in the late teen years or early twenties. In some cases, wisdom tooththese teeth are healthy and well-formed, but in a majority of people, wisdom teeth pose problems. Misaligned wisdom teeth can crowd or cause damage to existing teeth, and impacted ones can cause serious infection. So if your wisdom teeth can’t or won’t grow in properly, it’s important to have an oral surgeon like Dr. Dougherty remove them.

How Do I Know if my Wisdom Teeth Need to be Extracted?
As your comprehensive dentist, Dr. Dougherty oversees all aspects of your dental care, including checkups, cleanings, and oral surgery. Ask him at your next appointment about the position of your wisdom teeth, and whether you should plan on having them removed. Dr. Dougherty uses X-rays to periodically evaluate the alignment and movement of your wisdom teeth, and can give you the best advice about whether to take action or let them progress naturally.

What Should I Expect During Wisdom Teeth Removal?
First, your mouth will be numbed with a local anesthetic, the same type of medication we administer before filling a cavity. Dr. Dougherty can also provide sedation in addition to that anesthetic to ease any anxiety. As a highly trained sedation dentist, he is certified to administer all types of this medication, including nitrous oxide, oral sedatives, and even IV sedation.

Delmarva Sedation Dentistry – The Shore Choice
If you would like to consult with an oral surgeon about wisdom teeth removal, call our office and schedule your appointment with Dr. Edward T. Dougherty. Delmarva Sedation Dentistry serves the entire Delmarva peninsula including, Bethany Beach, Fenwick, Ocean Pines, Salisbury, and Berlin with gentle, holistic care for smiles that last a lifetime.