The staff at Delmarva Dental Services will thoroughly explain all the dental treatment options we offer. Each treatment is designed to look and feel great, while creating optimal dental health. We can be thought of as “Your One Stop Dental Shop,” providing care for toddlers to seniors. Our dental procedures range from root canals to implant surgery, gum surgery to general dental practices. We even provide facial cosmetics utilizing BOTOX®. Delmarva Dental Services wants you to be pleased with your dentistry results, no matter if you have a complete smile makeover with a knockout Hollywood smile or if your child receives a dental sealant to match their tooth color. Ideally, we strive for our patients to have smiles that function well and feel better than before their treatment with our dentists.
Delmarva Dental Services believes that the treatment you receive should be long-lasting. To stand by this mindset, we will explain the average time your results should last from your various treatments.
Since 1980, Delmarva Dental Services has continually improved. We have grown from one dentist, one hygienist, and two staff members to four dentists, eight hygienists and 14 staff members. We offer extended hours, dental financing options, and patient comforts such as cable TV with stereo headphones and custom monitors that can be viewed from any position. Our patients can watch TV or a movie during their treatment. We also provide oral sedation for apprehensive patients. Most of all, our staff are here because they love helping people. We want to be your family dentist!
Family Dental Care
At Delmarva Dental Services, we welcome patients of all ages to receive dental care from our team of highly-qualified hygienists and experienced dentists. From exams and cleanings to our various other family dentistry services, we strive to provide a comfortable experience and effective treatment at each of your visits. If you or your child suffer from dental fears, we have options to help temporarily calm these anxieties. We hope that you leave our office feeling we have provided gentle, compassionate, and thorough care.Learn More
Child Care (Dentistry for Kids)
Our dentists have experience working with patients of all ages. We understand that our younger patients may be less than excited to visit us, but we try and provide a positive pediatric dentistry experience to help them feel at ease. We offer early childhood exams as a way for children to get acquainted with our staff at their get-to-know-you visit. Ultimately, we are committed to educating your child on the principles of good dental hygiene, while providing thorough and gentle cleanings. We also offer dental treatments such as fillings and sealants for your child.Learn More
With advances in dentistry, we have been able to incorporate a new approach to traditional techniques with the help of laser technology. We use WaterLase®, a precise laser with water spray, in an array of procedures. This laser dentistry technology is designed to make some treatments more comfortable and more precise when compared to previous techniques.Learn More
Unfortunately, dental emergencies can happen at any time, often occurring unexpectedly. For these special cases, we are happy to offer our patients effective dental care when they need it. This could include treatments to help reduce pain and prevent more serious damage. We offer quick and easy-to-schedule evaluations.Learn More
How many times have you heard someone joke, “I’d rather have a root canal!” What the media portrays, and what many people believe, is that root canal treatments are painful and should be avoided at all costs. In actuality, most people are surprised when they learn that root canal treatment is rarely painful. However, there are times when it can be uncomfortable if certain procedures are not followed. In the past, sometimes patients weren’t adequately anesthetized, giving root canals a bad reputation. Now, with improved anesthesia techniques, this is rarely the case.
Root canal treatment, or endodontics, is required when the nerve of the tooth begins to die or becomes infected after it dies. If the nerve has begun to die, the tooth typically aches, throbs, and is very sensitive to cold. In the latter case, the tissue around the tooth will swell and/or the tooth will often be sensitive to pressure. This can be caused by a deep cavity, crack in the tooth, trauma, or even from repeated dental treatments over the years. The root canal procedure involves numbing the patient using a local anesthetic. Usually, the more the tooth has been aching, the more difficult it is to numb. After the tooth is numb, a hole is made in the tooth. The nerve tissue is then removed from inside of the roots. Front teeth usually have one large straight root and the back teeth usually have three or four narrow curved roots. After the canals are shaped and disinfected, a filling material is placed in the tooth. The roots remain completely intact.
A root canal treatment usually requires at least one visit, but multiple infected teeth may need to be cared for over the course of two appointments. Success rates of root canal treatment can vary depending on a variety of factors. The treatment success of newly infected teeth is usually 95 percent. Treatment of teeth with abscesses that have been present for some time and can be seen on an x-ray usually have a 75 percent success rate. The greatest influence on the success rate is sealing the tooth from the oral environment to prevent contamination. The faster and better the seal, the greater the success. This is done by placing a core and dental crown or an adequate filling.