July 17, 2016
There are situations when “your undivided attention” is absolutely necessary. An appointment with the dentist is not one of them. Could there be anything wrong with catching a few zzz’s while the dentist works on your smile? Not at all. In fact, for patients who are anxious or fearful of all things dental, a nap might be just what the dentist orders. Ocean City sedation dentist Dr. Edward T. Dougherty, Jr. helps his patients have the dental care they need with three types of sedation dentistry that can all help you snooze through your appointment.
November 4, 2015
Dental 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.
October 3, 2015
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.
July 23, 2015
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
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
Considering 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.
May 20, 2011
For 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
Dr. 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…)
May 19, 2010
At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, we see many patients who are looking to regain the dental health and beauty that years of neglect have taken from them. Often, though, the reason for that avoidance of care is a deep-seated fear of dental offices and procedures. If that description rings true in your situation, consider IV sedation with Ocean City’s sedation dentist, Dr. Edward Dougherty.
Who is a candidate for IV sedation dentistry?
IV sedation could be appropriate if you experience any of the following roadblocks to obtaining dental care:
April 19, 2010
For many people, choosing a good dentist can seem to depend on luck more than anything else. Unless you can secure a recommendation from a family member or friend, oftentimes the process is akin to picking a name out of a hat. But today’s modern resources offer the tools you need to make an educated decision before you schedule that first visit.
This blog and accompanying website, for example, can provide invaluable insight into the kind of practice the Dr. Dougherty runs here in Ocean City, and what services we offer. By browsing through the pages on this site, you can get a clear picture of the treatments available. We even have a section that discusses your financial options, and you can get to know Dr. Dougherty a little better by reading his personal bio page. If you have any questions about our services or treatment affordability, feel free to call the office and go over them with our friendly and knowledgeable team members. (more…)