Of course, we're computerized. We've been computerized for 15 years, that since the day we got out of dental school, it's been computerized. We're almost completely paperless, which is nice. We would have been paperless a lot sooner, but the insurance companies were kind of slowing us down because they were a little bit behind the curve, and we were trying to do things that they weren't able to do.
One of the things that a lot of dental offices have, of course, is panoramic radiograph but not everyone is able to do that. I think that's a wonderful thing.
Of course, for implants, that's a great tool, but a very important part of it too is you can find things that you just won't see with traditional intra-oral radiography. Sadly, I just saw a patient, a 15 year-old kid, about two months ago, he had a tumor in his head, and a lot if insurance companies, they want to pay for full mouth series. They're not going to pay for a panoramic radiograph. If I didn't take the panoramic radiograph, I would have never found this tumor.
My philosophy is like, of course, we want to fix your smile, fix your teeth and do all that stuff, but you know what? We see people more than anyone else in the health care field, and if I can find a tumor and I can get someone treated right now as opposed to 10 years down the road, I might just have saved someone's life, so I think that's a very important thing to have too.
Need restorative dentistry help? We offer a variety of services that we can use to repair damaged teeth or even replace missing ones. Check out our options below!
Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges
Dental Crowns are used to repair heavily damaged teeth. If you have a broken tooth or a large area of decay that needs attending to, a crown can help. We also offer fixed and implant-supported bridges, designed to replace just one or a few missing teeth.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are dental restorations designed to repair only a portion of your tooth. Unlike dental crowns, which cover the entirety of your tooth, inlays and onlays cover only the biting surface, the side, the cusp, or any combination of the three.
Do you have an area of decay that is not large enough to warrant even an inlay or onlay? We will be happy to fill your cavity using a tooth-colored composite resin material. This material will blend right in with your smile, renewing your oral health AND appearance. Our tooth fillings are metal-free … we do not use the ugly amalgam fillings of the past.
Dental veneers are not simply a cosmetic dentistry option. We can use veneers to correct chips and fractures and restore your teeth to their fully functional capabilities. We can even adjust your bite (how your teeth come together) using veneers.
Dental Implant Services
Our team offers a variety of dental implant services designed to help you replace what you have lost. For more information, please visit our page on dental implants. We will be happy to help you determine if dental implants are right for you.
Root Canal Therapy
If you have an infected tooth, you may need a root canal. How can you tell? Are you experiencing pain when chewing, swelling near a particular tooth, or prolonged sensitivity? If you are experiencing any of those symptoms, you may have an infection. We recommend that you seek help right away. With modern technology, we can provide treatment that is safe and effective. We can eliminate your pain and restore your oral health with a root canal. Contact our dental office as soon as possible for help.
Make An Appointment
Are you ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jonathan or Dr. Lucy? Contacting our team is easy. You can reach our Frederick, MD location at 240-513-7523. You can reach our Hagerstown, MD location at 240-347-0910. You can also use our online form to send us a message. Either way, we will be happy to help you find a suitable date and time for your visit.
Don’t let a lack of functionality or the presence of pain hold you back any longer. Let the team at Gilbart Dental Care restore your oral health, your comfort, and your smile. We can’t wait to hear from you!