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Dr. David A. Mugford
1660 Village Green
Crofton, MD 21114


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The Mugford Center Covid-19 Update



At The Mugford Center we prioritize the safety of our patients and employees. We have always taken extra precautions to provide our patients with a clean and sterile environment. In these times we make sure to go above and beyond what the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the American Dental Association, and the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners recommends. Our goal is to make everyone who comes into our office feel as comfortable as they possibly can.

-Dr. David Mugford and The Mugford Center team.



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Is Sedation Necessary During Gum Disease Treatment?



Posted on 4/20/2019 by David Mugford
Is Sedation Necessary During Gum Disease Treatment? Having your gums treated for gum disease is necessary if your periodontitis has advanced beyond a certain point. What's more, depending on the facts of your situation, the treatment might even be invasive. When we treat a patient who requires this kind of care, we often use sedation. However, many of our patients have expressed a concern about sedation, so we thought this would be a good time to talk about what is—and is not—necessary when you are being treated for gum disease.

Gum Disease Treatment for Early Gum Disease

If your gum disease is only in the beginning stages, treatment will often consist of a very thorough cleaning—but no surgery. We use a procedure called scaling and planing to clean your teeth below the gum line. During these kinds of procedures, you may experience some slight discomfort. However, it is typically not very strong, and does not last very long. We may use a mild numbing agent on your gum tissue if the discomfort is too much; however, you will not usually need to be sedated.

Gum Disease Treatment for Advanced Gum Disease

If your gum disease is advanced, you may be looking at much more invasive forms of treatment. These can include tissue grafts and, in extreme cases, possibly even bone grafts. Because these treatments can be quite uncomfortable, sedation is going to be necessary. We know that the prospect of sedation can be frightening. However, keep in mind that we have been treating cases just like yours for a long time. We are able to quickly and effectively treat your gum disease using the latest techniques and procedures. If you are suffering from gum disease, come see us. We'll be happy to sit down with you, review your case, and explain your options to you.
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Office Hours
Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed