The PearlFection Blog

By PearlFection Dentistry
May 24, 2018
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The answer is it depends. You can spend $25,000 per arch for a total mouth rehab of $50,000 on implant supported dentures or you can spend a few thousand dollars on simple standard dentures that are retained in your mouth with adhesive. It depends on your budget, your health, the condition of the bone, and how convenient you want things. All these denture choices depend on you and your doctor. PearlFection Dentistry understands that you first need to understand your options and after that you and your dentist can make informed decisions. Many of our patients start out with a low cost option at first and transition to another option later. The best thing to do is schedule a free 30 minute consultation and sit down with our prosthodontist or one of our general dentists in Urbana or Frederick to understand your options and set a treatment plan in motion. We have financing available and in office insurance to help.


By PearlFection Dentistry
May 09, 2018
Category: Oral Health

Are you suffering from a dental emergency? Dental emergencies are a serious problem, but if you don't take care of the problem dental emergencyimmediately, you'll find yourself having to deal with a more severe issue. Your Frederick, MD, General, cosmetic and restorative dentists Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer and Dr. Amadeus Lopez, periodontist Dr. Ashley Seals, oral surgeon Dr. Brian Chang, endodontist Dr. Pratik Patel, and orthodontist Dr. Steven Tigani, have some advice for you on emergency care.

What's a dental emergency?

Call your Frederick, MD, dentist if you are experiencing any of these issues:

Prolonged Dental Pain: Pain is how your body tells you something is wrong, so listen to it. If you are experiencing prolonged pain in your tooth or gums, you should contact your doctor immediately.

Dental Trauma and/or Injury: Loose, chipped, or missing teeth, due to sports or any other accident will require immediate attention from your Frederick emergency dentist.

Swollen jaw: If you're noticing a swollen jaw, or are in constant pain, then you need to contact your dentist. There may be a tooth infection or other issues that your doctor needs to deal with.

How do you deal with dental emergencies?

Here are a few dental emergencies and how to care for them:

  • Damage done to your tooth or soft-tissue needs immediate care, so call your dentist right away.
  • Knocked out teeth need to be rinsed and held from the crown, not the roots.
  • Placing ice to injuries reduces swelling.
  • Try putting the knocked out tooth back into its socket, or in milk until you see your dentist.

What about dental insurance?

You don't need to worry about accumulating a huge bill for emergency appointments. If you already have insurance, you won't need to pay more than $50 for an emergency care appointment. If you're a new patient and have no insurance, then you won't have to spend more than $200 for an emergency appointment.

If you are experiencing any issues, don’t wait to have it fixed. Let our emergency dentists help. Just call Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, MD and servicing the regions of Hagerstown and Germantown, MD right now for any questions about emergency care or other dental issues at (301) 663-5550.

By PearlFection Dentistry
March 02, 2018
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PearlFection Dentistry offers dentures to patients in and around the Frederick Maryland area. Whether you need to replace a few teeth with a partial and removable denture or need a full mouth rehabilitation with implant supported dentures, we can help. Our team is composed of cosmetic and restorative dentists, oral surgeons and periodontist, who work closely together and with our denture Laboratory to create a solution that is both beautiful but also functional. Call our Maryland dentists to set up a consultation (301) 663-5550 or visit our website to learn more about dentures and dental implants 

By PearlFection Dentistry
February 28, 2018
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Braces   invisalign   tigani aligners  

Let’s figure out which type of braces suits your smile goals while fitting your lifestyle.

No matter whether a child, teen or adult walks through our doors, if someone is looking to fix their crowded and misaligned smiles then our bracesdental team is here to help. With our Frederick and Urbana MD, dentists, Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer and Dr. Amadeus Lopez; periodontist Dr. Ashley Seals, oral surgeon, Dr. Brian Chang; endodontist, Dr. Pratik Patel; and orthodontist, Dr. Steven Tigani, on your side, we are sure to find the right orthodontic treatment to fit you.

Traditional Braces

These are the type of braces that typically come to mind when thinking of orthodontic treatment; however, they have gotten a bit of a makeover over the decades. Metal braces have become sleeker and the wires have become thinner, making the braces less bulky and cumbersome. Traditional braces can also be made from tooth-colored materials to make them more discreet.

Traditional braces are great for patients of all ages, especially for those dealing with complex or complicated tooth movements or for cases in which the jaws need to be moved or realigned.


Most teens and adults balk at the idea of needing braces; however, having a straight smile will not only improve your appearance but can also reduce your risk for cavities, gum disease or dental damage (e.g. cracks or fractures). If the idea of wearing traditional braces has you running for the hills, then it’s time you asked our Frederick dentists about Invisalign.

This clear, almost invisible system uses flexible, plastic aligners that are custom-made to fit over your teeth. They look similar to mouthguards or whitening trays, but each aligner is designed to gradually shift teeth into the proper position. Aligners are also completely removable, so you can take them out before mealtimes or before brushing and flossing.

Tigani Aligners

Of course, since you have our expert dental team right here to help get you the smile you want you may decide to use our very own Tigani Orthodontic Aligners (TOA) to achieve the perfect results. This system is not Invisalign; however, it does still use a set of removable, clear aligners, which are worn for up to 3 weeks before replacing them with the next set in your treatment plan. Tigani aligners can often be a less expensive option than Invisalign.

Aligners should be worn for at least 20 hours a day, but you may choose to remove them before a special occasion, important date or work presentation. This is a great option for those in the professional world who don’t want everyone to know that they have braces.

If you are ready to get one step closer to the smile you want then it’s time to turn to the orthodontic experts at Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick and Urbana MD. Call our office today to schedule a consultation.

February 19, 2018
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Tooth Ache? Need a root canal or do you need the tooth extracted? All you want is the pain to go away. Maybe we can save the tooth. We can definitely stop the pain. Our experts can give you unbiased recommendations on which procedure is best because we do it all. From Root Canals, to extractions, crowns and filling, we will figure out where the pain is coming from and fix it fast. Board certified endodontist*, board certified oral surgeon, board certified periodontist all on staff.

*Board Certified Canada

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