Oral Infections in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers treatment for oral infections as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

What Are Oral Infections?

Oral infections, also called dental infections, refer to dental problems involving bacteria that can spread to other parts of the body, creating more illness. Poor oral hygiene can lead to the development of conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, or tooth abscess; if left untreated, the bacteria causing these infections may travel to the brain or other areas, causing hospitalization or even death. Such illnesses are preventable with good oral hygiene and visits to a dentist twice annually for a thorough cleaning and evaluation.

How to Prevent Oral Infections

The best method is preventive care at home. We recommend brushing the teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing once each day, preferably before going to bed, to minimize the amount of plaque and bacteria in your mouth. In addition, seeing your dentist every six months for a dental prophylaxis (cleaning) and assessment will help identify and treat potential issues early, before they can cause significant problems.

How Are Oral Infections Treated?

Depending on your situation, a combination of antibiotics, periodontal prophylaxis, root canal procedure, tooth extraction, or other technique may be recommended. We will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.

How Much Does Treatment for Oral Infections Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for treatment for oral infections varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of treatment for oral infections. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your treatment for oral infections coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket oral infection treatment costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our oral infection patients.

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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve. Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation!

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014