Oral Surgery

  • Tooth extraction

    Why Teeth Are Extracted

    There are several reasons why we may recommend tooth extraction, including:

    * Severe Tooth Decay
    * Advanced Gum Disease
    * Chronic Infection
    * Fractured Roots
    * Toothaches and Abscessed Teeth
    * Denture Treatments
    * Orthodontic Therapy

  • Replacing Your Missing Tooth

    Extracting a tooth isn’t always a good idea, but in some cases, it can be necessary to preserve the oral tissues around it and protect the rest of your teeth. When restorative treatment cannot save the tooth, or has failed and left the tooth more seriously afflicted, tooth extraction might be the most effective option. In most cases, however, the next step should be to replace the tooth, since tooth loss in any form could prove detrimental to your long-term good oral health.

    Because leaving the space empty can cause expensive complications later on. Your other teeth will start to drift or shift out of place due to the extra space. This can change the way your teeth bite together, straining your jaws and even causing fillings or crowns to wear out prematurely. That’s why Value Smiles offers affordable tooth replacements like dental bridges and dental implants

  • Gum disease in Bethesda,MD

    If you have been told you have gum (periodontal) disease, you’re not alone. Many adults in the currently have some form of the disease. Periodontal disease range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in tooth extraction or the worst case, tooth are lost. Whether your gum disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends a great deal on how well you care for your teeth and gums every day, from this point forward. Symptoms of gum disease may include:

    * Bad breath that won’t go away
    * Red or swollen gums
    * Tender or bleeding gums
    * Painful chewing
    * Loose teeth
    * Sensitive teeth
    * Receding gums or longer appearing teeth

    Any of these symptoms may be a sign of a serious problem, which should be checked immediately by a dentist.

    At your dental visit at Little Ferry Smile the dentist or hygienist should:

    Check your medical history to identify underlying conditions or risk factors (such as smoking) that may contribute to gum disease. Examine your gums and check for any signs of inflammation.Bethesda Dentist at Bethesda Dental Group offers a pain free consultation in Bethesda, MD and check for any gum disease. Please call (301) 951-9500 to schedule an appointment today.

  • Frenectomy Procedure

    There are many ways to perform a frenectomy, but they all are fairly straightforward procedure and heal in a relatively short amount of time. The common frenectomy procedure is done with a scalpel or scissors. It is pretty simply when a dentist uses an incision to release the frenum and excise it. The immediate area will be numbed usually with a topical anesthetic, and sometimes in young children laughing gas will be used to relax the patient. Depending on how much of frenum is severed or removed, there may be sutures to re-position the tissue. Usually dissolves sutures will be sufficient.

  • Dental Implants in Bethesda MD

    Dental implants are most popular method for replacing missing teeth. In this procedure, titanium supports are surgically fused with your jawbone, and act as an anchor for naturally looking false teeth. Dental implants are not only used for individual tooth replacement, but can also be used when replacing multiple teeth as an alternative to dentures.


    Even when replacing one or more teeth that have been lost, the goal is to prevent potential issues that could arise in the future. In the case of tooth loss, such issues can include your remaining teeth shifting out of place, or your jawbone losing density due to the loss of your roots. Though you have several options when it comes to replacing lost teeth, dental implants are the only option that can address, and effectively prevent, the continuing consequences of missing teeth and their roots.

  • Schedule An Appointment in Bethesda, MD Today

    Bethesda Dental Group are happy to provide a comprehensive array of dental services to patients of all ages. To know more, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shawn Samad or Dr. Charles Zebe, call our dental office in Bethesda, MD, today at 301-951-9500. We also proudly welcome patients from Bethesda, Somerset, John Cabin, Chevy Chase, Glen Echo, and all surrounding southern Montgomery County communities.