PearlFection Patient Resources

Online Dental Education Library

The team of dental specialists and staff at PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick, MD, strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Also, we like to provide interesting and helpful links to other resources we think our patients might value.  Below you will find a short description and a link to external dental related information that the doctors would like our patients to have access to:

  • Article on Probiotics and Oral Health:

    http://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-102/issue-10/practice/oral-probiotics.html

  • Article on Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease:  /docs/Perio_heart and periodontal disease-1.pdf

  • This research article should be read by every endurance athlete, like runners, swimmers and bikers. For those of you who engage in endurance sports, proper hygiene is extremely important due to the chemical makeup of your saliva. View Article

  • We have long known that Probiotics are an important part of good oral health. Here is another article supporting that research. Please let me know when it is done. I want to post to Facebook. View Article

  • Executive summary of evidence-based clinical recommendations for the use of pit-and-fissure sealants:  A report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. View Article 

  • Article on Sealants use and their effectiveness in preventing cavities in children - Pit and Fissure Sealants in the Prevention of Dental Caries in Children and Adolescents. View Article

Search Results
Dental Staff
...) During this time, he completed his General Surgery/Anesthesia internship and subsequently completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training in 2014...

What’s new – “It’s a Laser”
... Less pain - In some instances using a laser can minimize pain because the affected area of treatment is minimized, therefore, less anesthesia is needed...

Botox Cosmetic
...  We do injections for Botox and also for local anesthesia...

Sedation Dentistry and the Multi-Specialty Approach to Dental Care
... Most dental patients require little more than local anesthesia, like an injection of Lidocaine or Novocain, but some patients require local anesthesia as well as some sort of sedation procedure...

Rejuvenate Your Smile with Dental Veneers
...Since there are no nerves lying within the outside layers of the tooth, this process is painless and can usually be performed without needing local anesthesia...

Signs You May Need Oral Surgery
...Patients must be put under sedation for oral procedures, ranging from local anesthesia to intravenous sedation...

Pediatric Dentist Joins PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick Maryland and Urbana Maryland
...Oakes practices both traditional and minimally invasive dentistry, and has experience treating children under nitrous oxide ("laughing gas"), oral sedation and general anesthesia...

Kids' Checkup and Cleaning at Pearlfection
...  We also offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation (Valium) and of course local anesthesia...

Everything To Know About Oral Surgery
...Remember to share with your dentist If you are allergic to anesthesia...

What To Expect at Your Root Canal Procedure
...Beginning with local anesthesia, and thanks to it you should not feel more than minor discomfort as the procedure takes place...

Tooth Extractions
...       • If the wisdom tooth is causing pain, discomfort, or other problems     • If the X-rays show future complications     • If the wisdom teeth are causing damage to other teeth     • If the teeth are causing damage to the jaw (this often occurs when cysts form around the wisdom tooth)     • If they cause sinus-related problems     • If they cause gum irritation and inflammation     • If they are causing infections     • If they are causing cavities     • If the wisdom teeth could impact the alignment of your teeth (this can be particularly disheartening for a teen who has already had braces to correct his or her smile) Wisdom Teeth Removal Process  Before your wisdom teeth are removed, we will administer a local anesthesia to numb the area...

Construction Begins on Comprehensive Sedation Dentistry Center in Frederick Maryland
...– June 27, 2022 - We are excited to announce that the construction of the new Maryland Sedation Dentistry and Surgical Center (MSD&SC) at 60 Thomas Johnson Drive Suite 2 in Frederick, Maryland has commenced with the drum beat of concrete saws and jackhammers preparing the site for dental and anesthesia plumbing, equipment and operating rooms...

Fillings
... Watch Tooth-Colored Fillings Video What to Expect After Getting a Filling The numbness caused by your local anesthesia should wear off within a couple of hours...

Nitrous Oxide
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Gum Grafting
... Grafting procedures are typically carried out under local anesthesia, and are generally pain-free...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
... The Flap Surgery Procedure Flap surgery is typically done under local anesthesia, sometimes accompanied by oral anti-anxiety medications; alternatively, it may be performed under intravenous conscious sedation...

Bone Grafting
... What to Expect The procedure for placing a bone graft usually requires only local anesthesia, though oral or IV (intravenous) sedatives can also be used to achieve a higher state of relaxation...

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair
...Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is used, so your child won't experience any pain...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
... The surgery itself may occur in a hospital or an office setting, with the type of anesthesia that's most appropriate for the procedure, and for your comfort...

Extractions
...A thorough medical and drug history is taken, to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure, and your options for anesthesia will be discussed...

Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
...Typically, the procedure requires only local anesthesia, and it doesn't take long...

Sedation Dentistry
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Sinus Surgery
...Your options for anesthesia will also be discussed...

Wisdom Teeth
...The type of anesthesia that's best for you will be determined before the procedure...

Air Abrasion
In the future, could small cavities be detected early and filled without anesthesia, and with only the minimum removal of tooth material...

Anesthesia Wand
If you've ever had needle phobia, you might like to learn about a new technology referred to as an “anesthesia wand,” which is a computer-controlled dental-injection tool...

Bone Grafting
... What to Expect The procedure for placing a bone graft usually requires only local anesthesia, though oral or IV sedatives can also be used to achieve a higher state of relaxation...

Fixed Dentures
... What to Expect The surgery to place dental implants that support a fixed denture is a simple, routine procedure carried out in an office setting, under local anesthesia in most cases...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... The Apicoectomy Procedure Root canal surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia such as a numbing shot, so you won't feel any pain...

Root Canal Treatment for Children
...In fact, the procedure generally causes little discomfort, but is quite successful in relieving tooth pain! Dentists are adept at using anesthesia to block the sensation of pain, and are experienced in calming the fears of young ones...

Endodontics
...Here's what to expect: First, you will receive anesthesia (usually a numbing shot) — and for many patients, the worst is now over...

Implant Dentistry
...The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases...

Oral Surgery
The word “surgery” often brings to mind a stay in the hospital, general anesthesia, and perhaps a lengthy recovery period...

Technology
... Anesthesia Wand...