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Frequently Asked Questions


Answers to Common Clinical, Administrative, and Emergency Questions


What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
We follow strict guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Our practices include sterilizing reusable instruments in an autoclave, then sealing them for the next use; disinfecting treatment rooms between patient visits; and using disposable products when possible. We always wear disposable gloves during exams and treatment, for your safety.

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My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something of concern?
Bleeding is usually a sign of a problem. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from the patient brushing too hard or from early-stage gum disease called gingivitis. We can consult with you on the proper toothbrush and pressure for safe, effective, daily oral care. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend a deep hygiene treatment to stop the disease and return your gums to good health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults, and it has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated, gum disease can escalate to create significant damage to your health, so call for an assessment now. We will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life!

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Crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays & partials... Where can I learn about these procedures?
You can review our cosmetic and restorative services pages for more information. If you have questions about these or other dental procedures, don't hesitate to call us. We would be happy to explain any aspect of your dental care or our service offerings.

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I want to know more about changing my smile. What do you suggest?
An appointment!Your smile and your goals are unique. We offer a wide range of cosmetic services, and after your consultation, you'll know which services will deliver the smile of your dreams.

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My smile is missing teeth. What are my options for replacement teeth?
You'll need to first schedule a consultation. Dr. O'Brien can assess your oral health and discuss options for replacement teeth. In general, you can choose from crown and bridgework, partial or full dentures, or dental implants. As the most natural prosthetic to natural tooth structure, a dental implant offers the most long-lasting, comfortable, natural-looking choice.

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I want straighter teeth, but I do not want to wear braces. What would you recommend?
Depending on your unique case, we may recommend Invisalign or porcelain veneers. Learn more about these procedures on our cosmetic services page.

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Do you accept my insurance plan?
We work with many insurance plans. In addition, we will file your out-of-network claim and accept assignment. We will work with you and your insurance company to make dentistry affordable.

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Can I finance my dental work?
Dr. O'Brien has partnered with Care Credit, trusted third-party financing company, so you can get the care you need. Care Credit, offers low-interest and long-term payment plans as well as revolving credit for other healthcare expenses. Visit Care Credit online to see if you prequalify.

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I really do not like visiting the dentist, is there anything you can do to help me relax?
Many people fear dental visits because of negative past experiences or control issues. We understand dental anxiety and offer a solution to help you overcome your stress. With sedation dentistry, we can help you gain full peace of mind and body so that you can receive the dental work you need – and deserve.

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I have not been to the dentist in years, and I'm ashamed to let a professional see the condition of my mouth. Is your staff judgmental?
First of all, congratulations on your wise decision to prioritize dental healthcare. Your mouth is a big part of your overall health, quality of life, and self-esteem. We will not judge you, but help you by addressing your oral problems, explaining treatment options, then scheduling a plan of action that suits your schedule and your budget.

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What if I have an emergency when the office is closed?
If you have an emergency, please call our office where instructions are available on our answering machine to reach our on call doctor. We take after hour emergencies very seriously.

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Contact Information

Phone: 410-882-5552
Fax: 443-268-0466
Email: obrienfamilydds@gmail.com
Address:
4416 Fitch Avenue, Nottingham, Maryland 21236


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