Dental Concerns Rockville, MD

Congressional Dental Care is committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive, cutting-edge dental care in a comfortable and welcoming dentist office environment. We provide dental health care services that address a range of dental concerns from cosmetic to full mouth reconstructions.

Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh has over 23 years of experience providing personalized dentistry to patients as a comprehensive dentist in Rockville, MD. With a strong focus on restorative and implant dentistry, Dr. Sarkarzadeh helps patients restore the health, function, and beauty of their smiles through modern dental care. Our dental care team promotes patient education for disease prevention and encourages patients to visit the dentist at least twice a year for routine dental health exams.

Dental Health Concerns

Oral health concerns can range in severity and can often be avoided with routine visits to the dentist office. Bi-annual dental checkups can help Dr. Sarkarzadeh diagnose and treat developing oral health concerns before they compromise the health of the teeth and gums.

Americans are keeping their teeth longer than ever before. The average number of teeth we retain as we age is beginning to increase. With this in mind, it is important to beware of potential dental concerns that may arise or may already be affecting us.

Tooth Cavities & Dry Mouth

A common cause of cavities as we get older is dry mouth- a possible side effect from taking medications to treat a number of conditions and diseases. It is important to share with your dentists any medications you are taking so that they can make suggestions to relieve dry mouth symptoms and in turn, prevent future cavities. Your dentist may recommend an ADA-approved oral moisturizer or other methods to restore moisture to your mouth and increase the flow of saliva.

Gum Disease

According to the CDC, as many as 64% of Americans over the age of 65 have moderate to severe forms of periodontal disease. Often a painless condition until its advanced stage, gum disease is caused by the bacteria in plaque, which irritate the gums, making them swollen, red, and more likely to bleed.

Eventually, the gum pulls away from the tooth and creates pockets that can become infected. If this condition develops and continues unchecked, it may destroy the gums, bone, and ligaments supporting the teeth leading to tooth loss. Again, regular dental visits can help to treat or prevent gum disease entirely.

Oral Cancer

There are about 35,000 cases of oral cancers diagnosed each year according to the American Cancer Society. Symptoms can be characterized by open sores, white or reddish patches, and changes in the lips, tongue, and lining of the mouth that lasts for more than two weeks. Your regular dental exam should include a check for cancer- early detection can save lives!

During preventive care visits, we can spot the early signs of tooth decay and gum disease, offering treatment before significant damage is done.

Emergency Dental Care

While many dental health concerns progress slowly, some patients may experience a dental emergency. Our Rockville, MD dentist office offers Emergency Dental Services for new and returning patients. Facial swelling, sharp oral pain, or getting a tooth knocked out are all dental emergencies that should be addressed by a dentist as soon as possible.

In the event of a dental emergency, contact our office at (301) 276-4694. Our dental care team will make every effort to see you as soon as possible. 

Missing teeth are a complex dental health concern that can compromise the health of the gums, teeth, and jaw bone. Replacing missing teeth can help stabilize the bite, and protect the smile from future damage. Dr. Sarkarzadeh and Dr. Farzin work together to provide patients with full-service dental implant treatment plans for the replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants provide structural stability and promote long-term oral health.

Areas We Serve

To learn more about dental health concerns and the treatments we provide to restore your oral health near you, contact our Rockville, MD dentist office, or request an appointment online. We welcome new patients from Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Aspen Hill, Rollins Park, and all surrounding communities.