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Mugford Center Periodontics Dental Implants BUTTON SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT
Dr. David A. Mugford
Dr. Tassos Sfondouris
1660 Village Green
Crofton, MD 21114

Call Us: (410) 260-0790

The Mugford Center would like to provide an update to all of our valued patients with concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus.

Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) that citizens self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the state of Maryland recommendations and restrictions, the Mugford Center will be limiting hours of operation and treatment available.

We are dedicated to the well being of all our patients and will be available for emergency care for pain swelling and infection as well as for urgent care which requires timely treatment.

As health care professionals, we all have a role to play in “flattening the curve” by following sound, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus.

Bearing this in mind, we are carefully screening all scheduled and necessary treatment. and only seeing patients for emergency or urgent care. We take seriously the need to be available for our patients to avoid unnecessary illness or injury as well as preventing burdening our hospitals and emergency rooms.

We will reschedule all canceled appointments in a timely manner upon returning to the office and appreciate your understanding under the current circumstances.

We will continue to closely monitor the latest information and recommendations to promote a safe and healthy environment for our patients and staff. We plan to be available to provide safe and optimal care on this limited basis.

Our infection control procedures fully cover the COVID-19 virus, as they do all infectious diseases. We are taking extra precautions in screening our employees and patients, along with sterilizing the common areas of our office often.

We look forward to seeing you at your scheduled appointments. Please call the office if you have any questions or concerns, and we will be happy to address them.

Protecting you and your smile,
The Mugford Center

What is a Periodontist?
Crofton, MD

Woman in Crofton, MD wondering what is a periodontist at The Mugford Center for Periodontics & Dental ImplantsWhile all periodontists are dentists, the opposite is not true: not all dentists are periodontists. A periodontist is a specialized type of dental care provider that focuses on the health of your gums. They attend dental school, but they go on to take an extra three years of coursework to make them the experts on anything and everything to do with your gums and gum disease.

When you have a complicated gum issue that cannot be properly treated by a conventional dentist, you need the help of us here at The Mugford Center. Whether you notice you have bleeding gums and want to get it treated right away, or you need a more advanced procedure like gum surgery, you can count on us to give you the highest caliber of knowledgeable and compassionate care with the treatment of your gums.

Why You May Need a Periodontist

A dentist is to a periodontist like a general practitioner is to a cardiologist. In other words, we have all the education and training that a dentist has, and then some. That gives us the ability to immediately recognize any oral health concerns that you may have regarding your gums. We have studied gum health extensively, allowing us to treat you with confidence and accuracy. When you visit your general dentist, they may refer you to our office if they see anything of concern on your gums.

There are several different conditions that we can treat. For instance, for patients who have advanced gum disease (also known as periodontitis), you may need special treatment from us to help manage it. We may offer a scaling or a root planing to help address the problem. This removes all of the hardened calculus and debris that can form along with your tooth roots and underneath your gumline. This will help stop the progression of your gum disease and prevent it from getting worse. Antibiotics may also be necessary.

We also perform surgical procedures in our office. For patients who have severe gum disease that is not responding to a scaling and root planing procedure, we may advise a gingival flap procedure. This allows us to more intensively clean your teeth and remove all of the hardened calculus from it. In addition to surgical treatment procedures for gum disease, we also fit patients with dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent restoration for lost teeth and look and feel natural. If the patient takes good care of the implant, it can last them the rest of their life.

When You Should See Us

Not everyone is going to need treatment from us. While most minor oral health concerns may be treated by a general dentist, we tend to focus on more advanced problems. Certain things that you should look out for include blood in your mouth after you brush and floss, receding gums, or gums that are red and swollen. Difficulty biting and chewing may indicate that there is a problem with your gums, as well. Please do not use pain as your only measure of needing treatment; often, gum disease can be painless.

If you suspect that you may need periodontal care from us, or you would like to learn more about who we are and what we do here at The Mugford Center, please give us a call at (410) 260-0790 today!
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Crofton, MD 21114

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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
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