Dr. Tongela L. Williams, D.D.S.
Dentist | General Practice83 High Street Suite A Waldorf MD, 20602
Dr. Tongela Williams is a Dentist practicing in Waldorf, MD. Dr. Williams 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. Tongela L. Williams, D.D.S.'s Expert Contributions
Yes you can floss a tooth with a crown on it. A drown ha be cleaned and flossed just as your natural tooth structure. READ MORE
Yes a filling can be done on a wisdom tooth. READ MORE
It is not recommended that you sleep in dentures . The denture should. E removed from the oral cavity at night prior to going to bed and the dentures should be cleaned. The oral cavity should be cleaned as well and the soft tissues of the oral cavity need to be able to breathe for at lease 6 to 8 hours READ MORE
Yes it is normal, and as the extraction site heals the bad breath will also go away. READ MORE
If tooth decay is left untreated the decay could metastasize or spread leading to a root canal or eventual tooth loss. READ MORE
If a cavity is too deep, it can inflame the nerve of the tooth, causing discomfort and leading to a root canal and sometimes the loss of the tooth. READ MORE
You can strengthen your enamel with the use of fluoride and products that contain fluoride. READ MORE
Listerine has the capability to kill the bacteria associated with swollen gums. I would also recommend that you visit your local dentist for examination and cleaning; your guns could be inflamed because you have not had a cleaning, or there could some other underlying reason for the inflamed gums. READ MORE
That depends on the type of denture; their are 2 types of dentures immediate and the conventional dentures. With the immediate dentures once the teeth are extracted the denture is immediately inserted. With conventional dentures a waiting period of about 8 weeks after the extractions to start fabricating the dentures to give the bone and tissue to heal and remodel READ MORE
Yes dentures can fall out if you don’t have enough bone to support retention of the denture. READ MORE
Yes a tooth that has had a root canal can get infected if it is not properly sealed and restored. READ MORE
I assume that when you say dental anesthesia , you mean local Adam anesthesia. There is a difference between local and general anesthesia. Local anesthetic is site specific , anesthetizes the area that you are having the dental procedure only, you are fully cognizant of what is going on. General anesthesia you are “put to sleep” during your dental procedure. READ MORE
Yes, you can get a cavity underneath your crown. Crowns have to be treated just like your natural teeth. The plaque bacteria forms on crowns just as it does your natural dentition; that bacteria can lead to the formation of decay. READ MORE
Yes, you can get cavities underneath your braces. Good oral hygiene is paramount in the prevention of that from occurring. READ MORE
It doesn’t matter, both perform to align the teeth, however, you are concerned with aesthetics, then ceramic. READ MORE
How long the stain removal last depends on your oral hygiene regimen, food and beverages, and smoking can stain teeth. Plaque is constantly forming on teeth and it stains the teeth as well. READ MORE
How long an individual wears braces depends on the complexity of your case; it could range from 1 to 4 years or longer. Ask tour treating provider in reference to your case. READ MORE
To prevent a cavity from getting worse you must see a dentist to have it fixed. READ MORE
No black spots on tour teeth are not necessarily cavities; it could be from food or beverages that are consumed. READ MORE
There are several possible causes of jaw pain that may be related to physical injury, nerve problems, blood vessel problems. The most comply reported cause of jaw pain is TMJ disorder. Some other causes are teeth grinding, clenching, arthritis, osteomyelitis, and dental conditions such as gun disease, cavities, and abscesses. READ MORE
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