Establishing a routine oral healthcare plan is the best way to avoid most dental issues. For most people, this includes biannual visits to the dentist for professional cleanings, x-rays, and other preventive maintenance procedures.
Dr. Ashley Izadi, Dr. Roham Rafat and Dr. Lisa Williams of Valley Dental Health are family dentists near Hunt Valley, MD. We offer a full range of preventive care and general dentistry services for patients of all ages.
What To Expect
Examinations at Valley Dental Health are complete and comprehensive. Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat go beyond a simple visual inspection of the teeth. A Valley Dental Health exam includes a thorough evaluation of not only your mouth, teeth, gums, jaw joints and other supporting structures but also an evaluation of the structures in your entire head and neck. You will spend one-on-one time with the dentist to discuss your concerns and goals. Together, you will decide on a treatment plan that will help you achieve the best possible results.
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
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. Rafat is a periodontist, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. We provide a full range of treatment options depending on the needs and condition of the patient.
Cavities are a major concern for children’s dental health, but adults can be affected as well. Valley Dental Health uses new technologies such as digital x-rays, an intraoral camera, and computer software that aids in the early detection of cavities and tooth decay.
Our dentists may prevent cavities using dental sealants. Teeth that have already been affected by tooth decay can be treated through a range of procedures including dental fillings, dental crowns or when needed, root canal therapy.