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Dr. Bryan Philip Keegan, DMD

Dentist

Dr. Bryan Keegan is a Dentist practicing in Bel Air, Maryland. Dr. Keegan specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.

Dr Keegan is Chief of the Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Division Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. For over ten years, he has been a member of the Medical Executive Committee of Sinai Hospital. Dr. Keegan integrated the residency training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical System with Sinai Hospital and has served as the Site Director of the residency training at Sinai Hospital. Dr. Keegan has been appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry where he taught Residents and Students part-time for several years. Dr. Keegan continues to be voted by fellow dentists in Baltimore magazine as one of the region’s top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Bryan Philip Keegan, DMD
Specializes in:
  • Dental Health
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Surgery (Oral Surgery)
  • Wisdom Tooth Extraction
  • TMJ
  • Bel Air, Maryland
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Accepting new patients

How can I stop my husband from grinding his teeth in his sleep?

Many patients can stop this habit and minimize damage to the teeth with a night guard bite splint. These should be custom fit and made of hard plastic. Athletic mouth guards and READ MORE
Many patients can stop this habit and minimize damage to the teeth with a night guard bite splint. These should be custom fit and made of hard plastic. Athletic mouth guards and over the counter ones tend not to work well and are hard to keep clean. Dentists can easily make a comfortable one. Some patients benefit from medicines that act on central neurotransmitters and reduce the grinding tendency. Stress reduction techniques and any major bite discrepancies- like a high filling- should be evaluated. Significant bite modification by a dentist should be avoided. Bite splints are reversible and should be tried first.

What should be done for a chipped "baby tooth"?

Sorry that happened. Your son should be evaluated to see if there is any damage to the root of the tooth or to the developing permanent tooth. If there is a red spot, the nerve READ MORE
Sorry that happened. Your son should be evaluated to see if there is any damage to the root of the tooth or to the developing permanent tooth. If there is a red spot, the nerve may be exposed and can get infected. If the baby tooth is not mobile or discolored, that is unlikely. Nevertheless, he should be examined. If the gums get swollen, or the tooth darkens in color, it may require removal. If the edge is sharp, a dentist can file it down painlessly.

How effective is clove oil to reduce tooth pain?

Clove oil is effective. Most dentists use a eugenol solution, which acts in the same way. Pure clove oil can irritate the tissues and has a higher potential for allergic reactions. READ MORE
Clove oil is effective. Most dentists use a eugenol solution, which acts in the same way. Pure clove oil can irritate the tissues and has a higher potential for allergic reactions. The oil/ solution is placed over the cavity or exposed nerve of the tooth. It will provide only temporary relief. Such relief of pain is indicative of pulpal inflammation in the tooth and the tooth will require root canal or extraction. Oil of clove was famously used in a scene with Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier that set folks fears of dentistry back many years in the book and movie "Marathon Man."