Dr. E. Taylor Meiser provides his patients with general dentistry services in Annapolis, MD. General dental treatments not only provide routine care for patients but preventative care as well. We use our dental services to treat any immediate dental concerns in order to stop the development of future oral health problems.
For instance, patients who wear customized sports mouthguards when playing contact sports prevent dental injuries and even tooth loss. Extracting a tooth that has become severely infected prevents the spread of infection to other teeth. All of our general dental treatments help maintain patients’ current oral health and ensure a future full of healthy smiles.
General dental care treats current dental problems immediately to prevent future complications.
Custom sports mouthguards protect the teeth from injury and loss during contact sports. We recommend mouthguards to patients who play sports where there is any contact between players, such as football, soccer, and lacrosse. Compared to store-bought mouthguards, professional mouthguards are comfortable and easy to use.
Contact Lighthouse Family Dentistry if you have a dental emergency. Some common emergencies that we treat include a knocked-out permanent tooth, broken dental restorations, and objects stuck between teeth.
As a family dentist, Dr. Meiser is dedicated to ensuring high-quality, professional care for patients of all ages. Dr. Meiser and his team work with parents so they can understand how to care for their child’s teeth at home. Lighthouse Family Dentistry also provides dental sealants and fluoride treatments to protect children’s teeth against decay.
Dental lasers are a modern treatment option used to treat gum disease, tongue-tie, lip-tie, and a “gummy smile”. Lasers offer many benefits over traditional surgical methods. Dental lasers are painless and quiet. They do not require sutures and offer precise treatment.
Sedation dentistry is used to relax patients for pain-free dental care. Common forms of sedation include nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Each type of sedation is taken in a different way. This provides a choice to patients who have a preference between taking sedation through a mask, pill, or IV.
Dental extractions are required for patients with an infected or impacted tooth. Although many patines may think that dental extractions are painful procedures, they actually alleviate pain. We also use localized anesthetic and dental sedation during extraction treatments for the comfort of our patients.
General Dental FAQs
Discover more about our general dental services with answers to these common questions:
Are dental lasers safe?
Yes, dental lasers are FDA-approved and safe to use on both the teeth and gums. When we utilize laser dentistry, we can provide painless, comfortable treatment to our patients. We often use lasers for patients with a gummy smile, gum infection, tongue-tie, or lip-tie.
Will I need a wisdom tooth extraction?
Most patients will eventually need to remove their wisdom teeth. This is because many wisdom teeth become impacted, or cannot erupt properly. However, not all patients have impacted wisdom teeth. At routine appointments, we take digital x-rays to see where the wisdom teeth are coming in. If they are impacted or causing pain and discomfort, we will schedule an extraction.
Is dental sedation safe for children?
Yes, we recommend using nitrous oxide and oxygen for children. Sedation is required if a younger patient needs a tooth extraction or cavity treatment. Dental sedation relaxes our patients and ensures pain-free treatment. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry also approves nitrous oxide and oxygen.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Do you need dental care in the Annapolis or Edgewater area? Are you looking for a new and friendly dental office? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Meiser on our website or call Lighthouse Family Dentistry at 410-324-7287. At your next consultation, please let our team know if you have further questions or concerns. Our dentists and office staff look forward to seeing you!