By Omni Dental Group
February 13, 2018
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Root Canal  

Thanks to root canal therapy, extraction isn't the only option if your tooth is inflamed or infected. Bowie, MD, dentists Dr. Siamak root canalAalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari discuss a few signs and symptoms that may occur if you need a root canal.

What are root canals?

Root canal therapy removes infected or inflamed pulp from the center of your tooth and the narrow root canals that travel the length of the tooth. Each year, more than 15 million root canals are performed in the U.S., according to the American Dental Association. Without a root canal, your tooth would eventually need to be extracted. Root canals preserve teeth, preventing the complications that can occur after tooth loss, such as shifting teeth, bite problems, difficulty chewing and jawbone resorption.

What are signs that I may need a root canal?

Many people who need root canals visit our Bowie office due to pain in their teeth. Everyone who needs a root canal doesn't experience the same level of pain. For some people, the pain may be fairly mild and may come and go. Others may experience severe pain, persistent pain.

Have you noticed that your pain worsens at certain times? If you need a root canal, pain may intensify when you chew or even press lightly on the tooth. Inflamed or infected teeth are very sensitive. A single bite or sip of a sugary, hot or cold food or beverage can cause a spike in pain that lasts as long as 30 minutes.

Severe pain that stops suddenly is a cause for concern and should never be ignored. Eventually, the nerves in your tooth may be destroyed by your infection. Once the nerves die, you no longer feel pain, but that doesn't mean that the infection has gone away.

In addition to pain, you may notice a few visible signs of a problem if you need a root canal. Your tooth may darken if it's inflamed or infected. You may also notice that your gums look swollen and red.

Pus or a pimple on your gum may be a sign of an abscess. The bacterial infection requires immediate treatment with antibiotics and a root canal. Other abscess symptoms include severe pain, facial swelling, fever and swollen lymph nodes.

Protect your smile with a root canal. Call Bowie, MD, dentists Drs. Siamak Aalemansour, Fariborz Baik and Sherwin Esfandiari at (301) 809-0029 if you're concerned about a tooth.

By Omni Dental Group
December 12, 2017
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Veneers   Cosmetic Dentistry  

Discover the wonderful aesthetic benefits you’ll enjoy with porcelain veneers.veneers

Do you feel embarrassment rather than pride whenever you smile? Shouldn’t you enjoy a beautiful smile that you can’t wait to show off? Shouldn’t you feel confident whenever you flash your smile? Our Bowie, MD, cosmetic dentists Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari think so. So, if you don’t have the smile you want find out how dental veneers could finally turn things around.

Are you looking for cosmetic dentistry that will be able to fix these common issues?

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Chips, cracks and fractures
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Uneven or worn teeth (often from teeth grinding or jaw clenching)
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Slightly twisted, crowded, or overlapping teeth

Our Bowie, MD, dentists are here to tell you that dental veneers could hide these cosmetic imperfections and give you the more attractive smile you’ve been wanting without the need for invasive dentistry.

Dental veneers are thin tooth-colored shells often made of porcelain that are designed to cover the front portion of your teeth. Veneers are custom made and then bonded to the front surface with special dental resin. The resin is then hardened with a dental light to keep the veneers firmly in place.

The porcelain used to create your veneers are not only matched to the shade of your teeth to give you a natural and realistic look but the material also mimics light reflection in the same way that natural tooth enamel does, so no one will be able to tell that you even have veneers on.

Veneers are also very easy to place. Once we check to make sure that your teeth are healthy and strong enough to support these restorations we will need to prep your teeth. This means removing a minimal amount of enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for your veneers so they don’t look bulky. Since not much enamel needs to be removed we can often perform this without numbing the area with a local anesthesia.

Impressions will then be taken of your mouth so that the dental lab we use can create veneers that offer a precise and accurate fit. Once the veneers are made you will come in so that we can check their fit and then bond them to your teeth to finally give you that dream smile.

Are you interested in getting dental veneers in Bowie, MD? Are you ready to find out if you are the ideal candidate for this cosmetic restoration? Then it’s high time you scheduled a consultation with us. Call Omni Dental Group today.

By Omni Dental Group
October 10, 2017
Category: Dentistry

Is your smile missing teeth? Dental implants can fill the gaps in your smile. Dental implants are the gold standard in the replacement of dental implantsmissing teeth. Omni Dental Group, which is located in Bowie MD, offers state-of-the-art dental implants to their patients. Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari are some of the finest dentists in Bowie MD. Here are five reasons not to delay getting dental implants.

1. Improve Your Smile

Hate to smile? Missing teeth can ruin a nice smile. Dental implants can restore your smile, improve your appearance, and take years off your look. Dental implants are the next best thing to your healthy, real teeth. Don't you owe it to yourself to get your beautiful smile back?

2. Easier Eating

Tooth loss can make chewing difficult. With dental implants, you will experience an improvement in chewing ability. Dental implants feel and act like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods without discomfort. And because implants are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent. 

3. Improve Speech

Tooth loss can cause immediate problems with speech. Tooth loss can result in speech that sounds slurred or mumbled. Speech problems are also common with dentures. Dental implants can improve your clarity of speech. With dental implants, you will feel confident in any social situation. 

4. Prevent Teeth Shifting

When you lose a tooth, the adjacent teeth will begin to drift out of place. Crowded or unevenly spaced teeth are harder to keep clean and could cost you a fortune down the road in orthodontic treatment. Dental implants help prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from shifting out of place. 

5. Prevent Bone Loss

If you choose to place a fixed bridge instead of getting a dental implant, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate underneath the missing tooth. When teeth are missing, the healthy bone no longer receives the necessary stimulation, and begins to break down. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulates bone growth and prevent bone loss.

So, what are you waiting for? Call Omni Dental Group at 301-809-0029 right now to schedule a consultation in Bowie, MD. Dental implants are a life changer. This is an investment that can boost your self-esteem and improve the quality of your life.

By Omni Dental Group
August 08, 2017
Category: Dentistry
Tags: family dentistry  

Getting to the dentist for yourself can be hard enough, but when there are several members in the family, all with individual dental needs family dentistryand schedules, keeping up with your family's oral health needs can present a logistical nightmare. But that doesn't mean you have to neglect your oral health. The dentists at Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Bail and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari solve this problem for you by offering a range of general and cosmetic dentistry services for patients of all ages, simplifying family dental care by treating everyone in one office.

Family Dentistry in Bowie, MD

In a perfect world, you would be able to coordinate and predict when a dental appointment will be necessary and plan accordingly. But other than yearly check ups and cleanings, which you can schedule at your own convenience, dental problems and accidents are unpredictable. Having one dentist for the entire family can save time in an emergency, and ensure that everyone receives the same quality care. A family dentist can provide all dental services for patients at any age, from young children to teenagers in need of orthodontic treatment or adults who need to replace missing teeth with dentures or dental implants.

In order to preserve oral health and help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends regular dental check ups and cleanings (one to two times a year). Whether you schedule routine appointments for the whole family at the same time or stagger them throughout the year, developing a relationship with a trusted family dentist is a good way to help ease the stress and anxiety that many people feel about going to the dentist. It can also help children to develop good lifelong dental and oral hygiene habits.

Find a Family Dentist in Bowie, MD

Don't wait until something goes wrong to get dental care for yourself and your family. Contact Omni Dental Group today by calling 301-809-0029 to schedule an appointment for a dental exam and professional dental cleaning.

By Omni Dental Group
June 08, 2017
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

You don’t need metal braces in order to fix your crooked smile.invisalign

By adulthood, most people assume that they will have gone through all those awkward years of acne breakouts and metal braces. Of course, not everyone is able to get braces as a child or teenager, which means that they face crooked teeth as an adult. If you are tired of people looking at your smile rather than noticing you, our Bowie, MD, dentists Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Bail and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari might have the answer you’ve been looking for.

What is Invisalign?

You’ve probably seen ads and commercials talking about Invisalign, but what is it really? Instead of applying metal to the front of your teeth for the whole world to see, our Bowie, MD, general dentists will provide you with your very own unique set of clear aligners that are custom-made to fit right over your teeth. Each aligner is specially crafted to apply the right amount of pressure to your teeth to begin moving them into the proper position.

What problems can Invisalign fix?

While traditional braces can fix your misalignments and malocclusions, Invisalign may not be able to tackle all issues because this system works a bit differently than regular bracket-and-wire braces. Of course, crooked or overlapping teeth, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites can often be treated with Invisalign aligners. When you come in for your consultation, our Bowie, MD, general dentist will be able to better determine whether your smile is a good candidate for this orthodontic system.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Just knowing that you’ll wear clear aligners instead of cumbersome metal over your teeth is reason enough for most adults to choose Invisalign. Of course, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Removable aligners, which make it easier to continue eating and drinking whatever you want throughout the course of your treatment. Brushing and flossing also won’t change, since you can remove your aligners prior to cleaning your teeth and gums.
  • A faster treatment is also possible with Invisalign as compared to traditional braces.
  • You’ll also get to see a computer mockup of the results you’ll achieve with Invisalign, so you will get an idea, even before you get your aligners, of what your smile will look like after Invisalign.
  • You don’t have to come into our office for checkups as often as you would with traditional braces.
  • Aligners are made from a special thermoplastic, so they are more comfortable and less likely to irritate the gums than metal braces.

Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, is ready to help you get that straighter smile, whether you choose to do so with invisible aligners or traditional braces. Schedule your consultation with us today.

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Omni Dental Group
4321 Collington Road Suite 210
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-0029