Dr. E. Taylor Meiser provides comprehensive general dentistry services in Annapolis, MD. General dental treatments offer routine care for patients and focus on preventative care. We recommend appropriate dental services to treat any immediate dental concerns and to prevent the development of future oral health problems. For instance, patients who wear customized sports mouthguards prevent dental injuries and tooth loss. In addition, extracting a tooth that has become severely infected prevents the spread of infection to other teeth. Our general dental treatments help maintain patients’ current oral health and ensure a future full of healthy smiles.
General Dentistry in Annapolis, MD
Our general dental services focus on disease prevention, including minimizing the risk for tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, general dentistry treatments can address current dental problems 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. In addition, patients need to wear mouthguards for common contact sports 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. We treat common emergencies like knocked-out permanent tooth, broken dental restorations, and objects stuck between teeth.
As a family dentist, Dr. Meiser ensures high-quality, professional care for patients of all ages. Dr. Meiser and his team work with parents to 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 for gum disease, tongue-tie, lip-tie, and a “gummy smile”. Lasers offer many benefits over traditional surgical methods. Dental lasers are painless, quiet, and precise. They also do not require sutures. Using dental lasers, we can offer quiet and comfortable treatment.
Sedation dentistry relaxes patients for pain-free dental care. Common forms of sedation include oral conscious sedation. Each type of sedation has different pros and cons for patients. Therefore, we will discuss your needs and medical history before making a recommendation.
Dental extractions help patients with an infected or impacted tooth. Although many patients may think that dental extractions are painful procedures, they alleviate pain. We also use anesthetic and sedation during extraction treatments for comfortable care.
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. 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 view the wisdom teeth. If impacted teeth cause 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 benefits younger patients that need 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 Annapolis or Edgewater, MD? Are you looking for a new dentist in Annapolis or a more personal dental care experience? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Meiser on our website. You may also call Lighthouse Family Dentistry at 410-324-7287. Then, please let our team know if you have further questions or concerns at your next consultation. Our dentists and office staff look forward to seeing you!