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By PearlFection Dentistry
November 30, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Surgery  

You might be sitting there in pain because of an impacted wisdom tooth, or getting ready to have a gum graft. To treat these conditions and more, you will need oral surgery. Dr. EJ Stringer offers professional, licensed care at Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, MD, and provides oral surgery to those who need it.

What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is when your dentist performs surgery of the mouth. Why would you need oral surgery?

  • A patient may need this procedure if they have too much gum tissue exposed, some sort of dental emergency that requires immediate attention, and deep tooth decay that is not easily treated.

What Happens During An Oral Surgery?

Treatments like laser gum treatment reduce the gum tissue to show more of the tooth. Sometimes teeth break through the gum, and the patient opts to have surgery to fix a gummy smile. The most familiar oral surgery that most individuals know is probably a root canal. Different procedures require different steps.

On Average, How Long Does It Take?

The length of oral surgery depends on details like the condition addressed. Dentists also consider which type of surgery to deploy, as well as the patient’s vitals and lifestyle habits. Usually, dentists complete oral surgery within a couple of hours, and the patient can start recovery at home that same day.

How Do I Get Ready For My Surgery?

Be sure you are well fed and hydrated before your arrival. Remember to share with your dentist If you are allergic to anesthesia. Try to stay away from excessive alcohol consumption and tobacco use before your surgery. Alcohol thins the blood and makes it harder to stop bleeding. Tobacco use contributes to infections at the site of operation due to inflammation. Above all, remain as calm as possible.

Contact Dr. Stringer for your oral surgery at Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick MD. Find us at (301) 663-5550.


PearlFection Dentistry invests in state of the art Cone Beam CT scanner (3D imaging), Panoramic X-ray System, and Cephalometric X-ray system

PearlFection Dentistry's obsession with providing the best general, emergency and specialty dental care in the State of Maryland and surrounding region, all under one roof and for all ages has driven the need to invest heavily in State of the Art imaging technology.

FREDERICK, Md. - Nov. 17, 2019 - PRLog -- Consistent with the PearlFection Dentistry's mission of providing the best dental care in the Maryland and DC and Baltimore region, the decision was made this week to purchase the state of the art in imaging technology. The new system called the VAtech Green CT2 will allow our team of general dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, endodontists, periodontists, prosthodontists, and pediatric dentists, to more accurately diagnose and treat dental issues and deliver precise diagnoses by providing more accurate 3 dimensional images of the jaw, air way and head.

PearlFection Dentistry - 3D imaging

More specifically it will allow our:

  • Endodontists to accurately plan root canals by more clearly identifying infections, the number and path of tooth roots and more accurately identify tooth cracks.
  • Oral surgeons and periodontists to plan implant surgery by placing the implants in simulated 3D images prior to surgery so ideal bone structure can be accessed, proper depth and size of implants are used, and surgical guides can be fabricated specific to each patient. Oral Surgeons will also be able to take 3D images of any unusual features that concern them, to better identify pathology and give our surgeons one more tool to identify things like oral cancer faster, so appropriate treatment can be provided early.
  • Prosthodontists to create 3D images of jaw structure so highly accurate denture planning can be done resulting in extremely well fitting and comfortable implant supported dentures or standard dentures.
  • Orthodontists, general dentists and pediatric dentists to cooperate together and with our other specialists to more accurately understand what is happening in a patient's mouth, so accurate comprehensive dental treatment plan can be formulated.

All in all, the cone beam CT, pan, ceph will make PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick and Urbana Maryland, the one stop treatment option for patients in the Maryland, DC, WV, PA and Virginia region who seek exception dental care.

If you don't know much about the comprehensive dental care that PearlFection Dentistry can provide to you and your family, please visit our website at or or call (301)663-5550 (Frederick, MD) or (301) 831-8303 (Urbana, MD).We see all ages of patients from children to seniors and we have all our doctors and specialists under one roof. We are accepting new patients at both locations and we are obsessed with customer service.

By PearlFection Dentistry
April 25, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Oral Surgery  

Some dental problems can be resolved with relatively mild treatments, like deep cleanings, cavity fillings, or taking oral medications to dentistcontrol infections. But other problems may need to be addressed surgically. Know the signs that you may need oral surgery to resolve your dental concern. At PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick and Urbana, MD, our general, cosmetic and restorative dentists Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Tammira Badakhshan, and Dr. Nikta Pashai, periodontist Dr. Ashley Seals, prosthodontist Dr. Amos Chi, oral surgeon Dr. Brian Chang, endodontist Dr. Pratik Patel and orthodontist Dr. Stephen Tigani can perform a wide range of procedures to help restore your teeth, gums, and jaw to good health.

What Is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery is often a secondary measure that’s used when more conservative treatments, aren’t working and can be used to resolve a disease, abnormality, or cosmetic problem. Patients must be put under sedation for oral procedures, ranging from local anesthesia to intravenous sedation.

Signs You May Need Oral Surgery
An oral surgery procedure may be needed in the event of a dental emergency, to resolve general pain involving the jaw bone or joints, or for a cosmetic solution. These are some signs that you may need to see your Frederick and Urbana, MD, dentist for oral surgery:

  • Your wisdom teeth are emerging and have become painfully impacted.
  • You have a missing tooth that you want replaced with a dental implant.
  • You have advanced gum disease and need periodontal surgery to remove diseased tissue or bone grafting.
  • There’s an unexplained growth or sore that doesn’t heal that needs to be biopsied.
  • You’ve been experiencing jaw pain and clicking from TMJ disorder.

Oral Surgery Aftercare
Like any surgical procedure, after oral surgery, you must closely follow care instructions from your dentist to ensure proper healing. Here are some tips to follow:

  • Minor bleeding after oral surgery is normal; keep firm pressure on the area with gauze.
  • Use an ice pack to reduce swelling.
  • Take the anti-inflammatory pain medication prescribed by your dentist to reduce pain, along with any antibiotics.

Come in for an Exam
Many dental problems can be resolved with non-invasive or preventative procedures, but in some cases, oral surgery is the best course of action. Call (301) 831-8303 for the Urbana office, and (301) 663-5550 for the Frederick location to find out how we can restore and preserve your oral health. Serving the Hagerstown and Germantown, MD, areas, and also conveniently located only 45 minutes away from Washington DC and Baltimore.

By Pearlfection Dentistry
January 26, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Oral Surgery  

Find out if dental surgery may be necessary to improve your oral health.

While you may not relish the idea of needing surgery, for many people it’s a fact of life if they want to maintain good oral health. But dental surgerybefore you get concerned about needing surgery our dentists serving the Urbana, MD, area are here to talk about the most common reasons why oral surgery may actually end up being the best decision you make for your smile.

A Severely Damaged Tooth

Cavities, cracks and fractures can often be treated rather easily if caught right away. This is why seeing your Fredrick general dentist, serving the Urbana area, for routine checkups is important to your oral health. It’s through these visits that we can detect cavities or an infection before it causes too much damage.

While a dental filling, root canal or dental crown can usually treat these issues, if you’ve let the problem go on too long it can affect the overall integrity of your tooth and leave it irreparable. In this case, we have no choice but to remove the tooth.

Tooth Loss

If you are dealing with missing teeth and have decided that dental implants are the best choice then you will have to undergo surgery in order to get your new restorations. Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone to support an artificial tooth like a dental crown. Since patients wishing to get dental implants have to undergo surgery they will need to be healthy enough for treatment.

TMJ Problems

While most people will find that their TMJ disorder goes away on its own or can be managed with conservative treatment options those with severe bite problems might benefit from corrective jaw surgery. During surgery, we can correct either one or both of the jaws so that they are aligned properly to improve your bite and reduce your chances of jaw pain, stiffness and other issues.

Wisdom Tooth Complications

Most wisdom teeth will need to be removed at some point during your lifetime. This third set of molars usually comes in around your later teens or early twenties. If they don’t grow in properly they can lead to pain or an infection, or cause damage to surrounding teeth.

Do you have questions about your upcoming surgery? Do you need to schedule a consultation to find out if you need to get your wisdom teeth removed? The dental experts at Pearlfection Dentistry serving Urbana, MD, are here to make sure you get the proper dental care you need whenever you need it.