General Dentistry Rockville, MD

Congressional Dental Care provides patients with a uniquely welcoming, compassionate, and personalized dental experience.

General dentistry focuses on maintaining your natural smile by providing preventive dental care. Bi-annual routine visits to our dentist in Rockville, MD can help prevent the spread of oral disease. Reduce the need for advanced restorative dental procedures by visiting the dentist at least twice a year. Regular dental exams allow for early diagnosis of oral health concerns for efficient and conservative treatment.

Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh brings over 23 years of experience and advanced training to his Rockville, MD, dental practice. Dr. Sarkarzadeh is dedicated to providing personalized, high-quality general dental services. We emphasize the benefits of disease prevention through patient education and routine dental care. Our entire dental care team works together to ensure our patients’ optimal comfort and care.

General dentistry in Rockville, Maryland

General Dentistry Services

We offer a full range of general dentistry services to help keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Our dental care team tailors our dental services to the oral health needs of each one of our patients. Learn about the preventative and general dental care that we provide for our patients below.

Dental Cleanings

Our dental hygienists and dentists provide dental cleanings to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from your teeth. The purpose of a dental cleaning is to prevent cavities and gum disease. It usually involves removing plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces by scraping and brushing, and then polishing and flossing to remove any remaining plaque or particles. To learn more about our dental cleaning procedure, see Dental cleanings.

Tooth Fillings

Our dental office provides tooth fillings to fill in cavities caused by decay and infections. They consist of composite materials, amalgam, or gold. Composite fillings are the most common type of filling we provide. We can color-match these fillings to the tooth and place them on both the front and back teeth. Fillings last for many years, but they may not be permanent and may need to be replaced over time. It is important to practice good oral hygiene to prevent dental decay and the need for fillings. To learn more about our dental filling treatments, see Tooth fillings.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure we use to treat deep infections and save damaged teeth. During a root canal, our dentist will remove the infected pulp, or soft tissue, from the inside of the tooth. Then he will fill the tooth with a biocompatible material to keep it from fracturing. Next, he will seal the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth to protect the tooth from further damage.

Root canal treatment is often the best option to save a tooth from pain and infection, and help you preserve your natural smile. If you’re experiencing dental pain or sensitivity, please don’t wait to seek treatment. Call our office today to learn more about how a root canal treatment can help you.

Dental Extractions

The tooth extraction procedure is a common one that our Rockville dentists conduct to remove damaged, decayed, or diseased teeth. The procedure involves numbing the area around the tooth and then gently removing it with special tools. After we remove the tooth, we clean and seal off the area. We will be here to support you through the entire process and answer any questions you may have. Visit Tooth Extractions for more information about our tooth removal services.

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal disease treatment at our dental office begins with a comprehensive dental examination and a periodontal evaluation. Our dentist or hygienist will review the history of your gum disease and any current symptoms. We may take X-Rays to check the status of the jawbone and the severity of the gum disease. Next, we may perform a deep-cleaning procedure to remove plaque and tartar from beneath the gums and around the teeth.

Depending on the severity of the gum disease, our dentist may recommend more advanced treatments such as antibiotic therapy, laser treatment, or gum surgery. With proper care and regular check-ups, you can manage and even reverse gum disease. To learn about our periodontal treatments, see Periodontal Therapy.

TMJ Therapy

TMJ therapy at our dental office involves the evaluation and treatment of the temporomandibular joint and associated muscles. This condition is usually due to a misaligned bite, or grinding and clenching of the teeth. It can cause pain in the face, neck, and jaw, headaches, and difficulty in opening and closing your mouth.

Treatment for TMJ can include a customized bite appliance to help ease the strain on the joint, hot and cold therapy, or massage of the muscles around the joint. In more severe cases, our dentist may recommend using steroid injections to reduce inflammation, or oral surgery. To learn more about TMJ therapy at our office, see TMJ Treatment.

Family Dentistry

Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh and Dr. Sina Farzin are family dentists who see patients of all ages in our Rockville dental office. So whether you have children that need preventive care against cavities or are an adult noticing oral health problems as you age, we can help. We make it easy for families to receive consideration for every family member under one roof. To learn more about our family dental services, see Family Dentistry.

Custom Sports Mouthguards

You need a mouthguard if you or your child play contact sports like basketball, football, or soccer. Sports mouthguards protect the teeth from injury and loss. Because we customize the mouthguards that we create for each patient, they are less likely to fall out and distract a player from their game. To learn about our custom sports mouthguards, visit Mouthguards.

Emergency Dentistry

Call Congressional Dental Care in the case of a dental emergency! Emergency dentistry treats toothaches, broken dental restorations, knocked-out permanent teeth, and more. If you receive prompt care for your dental emergency, you can prevent the spread of infection and stop the chance of further damage to your teeth. See Emergency Dentistry to learn more about how we can help during dental trauma.

The Importance of Preventative Care

Preventative care is the foundation of your smile and oral health. So it’s the foundation of our dental practice as well. We want to ensure all of our patients know how important preventative care is to their smiles. We’ll tell you if we have concerns with how you’re taking care of your teeth back at home. We may recommend certain products that are specifically tailored to the unique conditions of your mouth.

As dentistry evolves and changes, new products and technology come out. For instance, there’s toothpaste that’s ideal if you drink soda or acidic foods often, protecting layers of your enamel. There are also toothpastes to help with dental staining, sensitivity, and gum health. We’ll recommend these if we notice that you’re in danger of succumbing to any more serious conditions. They can play a big part in preventing them from becoming fully formed.

Preventing Plaque Buildup

Over time, plaque can cause various dental issues, requiring complex dental treatment. It saves money, time, and discomfort if you properly care for your teeth. Congressional Dental Care believes in equipping its patients with the education needed to maintain proper oral health. Plaque can be minimized and eliminated with proper at-home oral hygiene and regular visits to our dentist office.

Even if you brush regularly at home, you may still suffer from oral health issues. Even the best toothbrush can’t get absolutely everywhere in the mouth. Specialized dental tools are the only things that can get into certain areas of your mouth. Without regular dental cleanings, plaque continues to build up in these areas. You’re susceptible to this leading to tooth decay or gum disease as the plaque turns to tartar and hardens on your teeth.

Tips on Preventing Plaque

Brush and floss your teeth properly. Brush and floss your teeth at least twice daily to remove harmful bacteria and food particles that can stick to your teeth. Properly cleaning your teeth can help minimize your chances of gum disease and tooth decay, which can develop from plaque if not properly treated. Brushing and flossing regularly is one of the simplest methods a patient can do. However, it has some of the greatest benefits for your oral health.

Rinse with an ADA-approved antibacterial rinse or mouthwash. Mouthwash and antibacterial rinses help remove debris and bacteria in the mouth. Rinse for no less than 30 seconds to properly clean your teeth.

Schedule routine preventive care visits to Congressional Dental Care. Preventive care visits allow Dr. Sarkarzadeh to properly examine your mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw. During a preventive care visit, patients will also receive a dental cleaning. Dental cleanings deep clean your teeth using specialized tools and materials only found in a dentist’s office.

What Falls Under General Dentistry?

Typically, general dentistry focuses on preventative care. Exams and dental cleanings are part of the regular dental services you get when you see us bi-annually. Preventative measures like dental sealants and custom mouthguards also fall under general dentistry. Common problems like tooth decay have general dentistry solutions. Both dental fillings and root canals treat infection in your teeth.

Request a Dental Exam and Consultation Today

We are accepting new patients of all ages in our welcoming and family-friendly dentist office. To learn more about our dental services, contact our dentists in Rockville, MD, at (301) 276-4694, or request an appointment online. Our dental care team provides compassionate dentistry focused on the well-being and comfort of our patients. We welcome new patients from Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Aspen Hill, Rollins Park, and all surrounding communities.