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General Dentistry

Daniella Perez Simon, DMD -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Daniella Perez Simon, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & Family Dentist located in North Bethesda, MD

A general dentist is your primary oral health care provider. General dentists like the team at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD in North Bethesda, Maryland, offer comprehensive oral health services including cleanings and exams, treatment for gum disease, cosmetic dentistry, and more. If you want to improve the health and appearance of your smile, make a general dentistry appointment by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool today.

General Dentistry Q & A

What does a general dentist do?

General dentists, like the team at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD, specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect your teeth and gums. General dentists also help manage your overall oral health by providing education and preventive care such as cleanings, X-rays, and periodontal treatments.

All practicing general dentists have earned a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) or doctor of medicine in dentistry (DMD) and have completed four years of dental school in addition to their undergraduate education.  

What general dentistry services do you offer?

The team at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD offers a full suite of general dentistry services, including:

Preventive care

The easiest way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease is to visit the dentist every six months for a professional exam and cleaning. Preventive care also includes regular oral X-rays, nutrition advice, and education to improve your overall oral health and well-being. 

Bridges

Bridges are dental prosthetics used to fill a space caused by one or more missing teeth. If you have natural teeth on both sides of a gap, your Dr. Daniella Perez Simon DMD provider may recommend a traditional dental bridge. The team also offers Maryland bridges, cantilever bridges, and implant-supported bridges.

Root canals

A root canal is a type of oral surgery designed to preserve a badly decayed or infected tooth. During a root canal, your dentist carefully removes inflamed tooth pulp and bacteria from your affected tooth. After removing the infection, she rinses your root canal with an antiseptic solution, fills the space with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha, and covers your affected tooth with an all-ceramic crown. 

Periodontal treatment

The team at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD also offers treatment for periodontitis or gum disease. In addition to traditional cleanings, the team also performs more invasive treatments such as scaling and root planing (SRP). Your dentist might also prescribe Arestin®, a prescription medication that targets periodontal bacteria to fight infection. 

Mouthguards

If you grind your teeth or play sports, you might want to consider a mouthguard. Following an oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, the team can recommend an oral appliance that aligns with your individual needs. 

Whether you’ve just moved to the North Bethesda area and want to establish care with a trusted, experienced general dentist or you’ve simply been putting off your oral health, the team at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD can help. Call the office or click the online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.