Periodontal treatment is necessary when various conditions affect the health of your gums and the regions of your jawbone that hold your teeth in place.
High-Quality Periodontics and Implant Dentistry for Patients in Greenbelt, MD
Retaining your teeth is directly dependent on proper periodontal care and maintenance. The professionals at The Mugford Center in Crofton, a scenic, 20-minute drive from Greenbelt, are here to make sure you have healthy gums, strong teeth and renewed self-confidence.
Healthy gums enhance the appearance of your teeth. When your gums become unhealthy, they can either recede or become swollen and red. In later stages, the supporting bone is destroyed and your teeth will shift, loosen, or fall out. These changes not only affect your ability to chew and speak but also your ability to maintain a healthy overall body. Your mouth, afterall, is the gateway to your digestive and cardio systems.
Losing one or more of your teeth due to periodontal disease, or another cause isn’t the show-stopper it once was. Today, dental implants are changing the way people live. Designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth, dental implants give patients the ability to eat virtually anything and to smile with confidence. Periodontists David Mugford and John Bruce practice a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to cosmetic periodontal surgery and gum grafting.
Advanced Technology in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Dr. Mugford is proud to offer the latest technology available for periodontal therapy: laser treatment. There are numerous advantages to using laser therapy as opposed to the traditional methods requiring a scalpel and sutures.
Until recently the only options available for the treatment of gum disease have been invasive and potentially painful. Fortunately, we here at The Mugford Center have made LANAP® (laser- assisted new attachment procedure) available to our patients.
Because laser dentistry is virtually painless, no longer will you suffer with fear of injections and numbness. Often, only a light anesthetic gel is required. Laser treatment eliminates the complications and cost associated with anesthesia.
At The Mugford Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants, we take full advantage of the latest and most advanced technologies to bring you the best dental treatment available.
Outstanding Patient Care
When it comes to providing excellent patient care, there are a number of different things that come to mind. For the staff at The Mugford Center, it is important to always be professional and to provide care that is respectful of the patient’s dignity. We also believe that providing excellent patient care means going above and beyond what is expected in order to ensure that the patient is comfortable and has all of their needs met.
In short, providing exceptional patient care means always putting the patient’s needs first. We are always available to answer any questions or concerns that our patients may have. We are dedicated to going the extra mile to ensure that they are receiving the best possible care.
Our commitment to optimum patient care can best be summed up by this recent Google Review: “Going to The Mugford Center is like going to visit friends and family. They are so great. I was so afraid of the Dentist….. Anxiety attacks. My first visit with them was unbelievably calm. The hygienist was very gentle. I couldn’t get over my joy and relief I had just experienced. Dr. Mugford talks to you in layman’s terms so it’s clear language you can understand. He explains in details the problems, treatments, and proposed solutions. He is polite and solicits feedback to ensure you understand. They are all very caring and at this point I feel like I’m at a Friends & Family event. Highly Recommend (especially if you are afraid of Dentist)!”
We offer flexible scheduling options and can assist with insurance questions. We love hearing from patients and prospective patients in Greenbelt so please call us today to get started! Our phone number is (410) 260-0790.