Having a solid oral healthcare plan is the best way to prevent most dental problems. For most patients, this involves daily at-home care combined with biannual dental visits for professional cleanings, x-rays, and routine screenings.
Dr. Andrew Cobb is a general dentist in Washington D.C. with more than 25 years experience. Our office is conveniently located in the Friendship Heights neighborhood a short drive from Chevy Chase. A majority of our focus in towards treating adult patients who have complex dental problems and cosmetic dentistry concerns. Many of these patients choose to stay with us for their ongoing preventive care and maintenance.
What To Expect From Your Dental Visit
Dental visits with Dr. Cobb are complete and comprehensive. Instead of simply taking a look at the teeth, Dr. Cobb performs and analysis of the inner workings of the masticatory system to see how the mouth, teeth, gums, jaw joints and other support structures all work together. Dr. Cobb spends considerable time with each patient to discuss their concerns and goals, guiding them to the best treatment plan for their long term health and happiness.
Our examination generally includes:
- Diagnostic x-rays
- Oral cancer screening
- Periodontal screening (for gum disease)
- Dental caries (cavities) screening
- Bite analysis and examination of temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and jaw position
- Digital imaging for analysis, diagnosis, and treatment planning
- 2-D and 3-D models for analysis and treatment planning
Gum Disease Prevention & Treatment
It is estimated that 75% of the adult population experiences some stage of gum disease. This condition is highly preventable and treatable with routine visits to the dentist. Dr. Cobb is very concerned about the health of his patients gums and a periodontal screening is part of each visit. We offer a full range of periodontal therapies including laser dentistry which allows for a more comfortable experience and much faster healing time compared to traditional techniques.