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.
Gum Disease Prevention and 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 patient’s 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.
Why is gum health important?
Healthy gums support a healthy smile and support tooth and jaw structure. The gums also serve as a barrier to prevent harmful bacteria in the mouth from entering the bloodstream and impacting your overall health and wellness. Poor oral health can increase your risk for a range of health problems and can make existing conditions or disease difficult to manage.
We emphasize the importance of gum health and work with you on an individual basis to identify and address any unique risk factors you may have for gum disease from genetics to lifestyle habits.
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 includes:
- Diagnostic x-rays
- Oral cancer screening
- Periodontal screening for gum disease
- Dental caries (cavities) screening
- Bite analysis and review 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
Preventative care visits are vital to the health of your teeth. Dr. Cobb works with patients to educate them on oral health best practices. We do our best to treat any dental issue that may arise with a comprehensive treatment plan. If we can’t directly fix your issue, we will recommend local specialists and work closely with you throughout the entire process.
Schedule an Appointment
Maintaining a healthy smile is important to your oral health. Contact Dr. Andrew Cobb online to request an appointment for your preventative care visit. Make your way to a healthier, brighter smile with the help of a top dentist in Washington DC. Our dental care team is here to help.