Dr. Tongela L. Williams, D.D.S., Dentist

Dr. Tongela L. Williams, D.D.S.

Dentist | General Practice

83 High Street Suite A Waldorf MD, 20602

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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.

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Dr. Tongela L. Williams, D.D.S.'s Expert Contributions
  • Can you floss a crowned tooth?

    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

  • Can a filling be done on a wisdom tooth?

    Yes a filling can be done on a wisdom tooth. READ MORE

  • Is it ok to sleep with your dentures in?

    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

  • Is it normal to have bad breath after a tooth extraction?

    Yes it is normal, and as the extraction site heals the bad breath will also go away. READ MORE

  • What happens if tooth decay is left untreated?

    If tooth decay is left untreated the decay could metastasize or spread leading to a root canal or eventual tooth loss. READ MORE

  • What happens if a cavity is too deep?

    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

  • How can I strengthen my enamel?

    You can strengthen your enamel with the use of fluoride and products that contain fluoride. READ MORE

  • Is listerine good for swollen gums?

    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

  • How long does it take to get dentures after teeth are pulled?

    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

  • Can dentures fall out?

    Yes dentures can fall out if you don’t have enough bone to support retention of the denture. READ MORE

  • Can a tooth that had a root canal get infected?

    Yes a tooth that has had a root canal can get infected if it is not properly sealed and restored. READ MORE

  • How is dental anesthesia different?

    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

  • Can you get a cavity under a crown?

    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

  • Can you get a cavity under braces?

    Yes, you can get cavities underneath your braces. Good oral hygiene is paramount in the prevention of that from occurring. READ MORE

  • Which braces are best metal or ceramic?

    It doesn’t matter, both perform to align the teeth, however, you are concerned with aesthetics, then ceramic. READ MORE

  • How long does a dental stain removal last?

    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 do people typically wear braces?

    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

  • How do you stop a cavity from getting worse?

    To prevent a cavity from getting worse you must see a dentist to have it fixed. READ MORE

  • Are black spots on teeth always cavities?

    No black spots on tour teeth are not necessarily cavities; it could be from food or beverages that are consumed. READ MORE

  • What is causing my jaw pain?

    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

  • What types of problems can dental x-rays identify?

    Dental X-rays can identify the following: gum disease, cavities, benign and malignant tumors or lesions of the jaw, and anomalies that can exist in the oral cavity. READ MORE

  • Do all dentists provide anesthesiology for nervous patients?

    It depends if the anesthesia being administered is local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Most if not all general dentists administer local anesthesia, but not all administer general anesthesia. READ MORE

  • Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?

    When a tooth has been prepared for a crown, tooth structure is removed, which reduces the tooth in size so that the crown can fit over the tooth. When tooth structure is removed, there can be temperature sensitivity due to the removal of tooth structure, so some slight discomfort can occur; if a root canal was done prior to crown being placed, there's no discomfort. READ MORE

  • How long do dental implants last?

    How long dental implants last will depend on how well you take care of them, also how healthy you are; sometimes if one is medically immunocompromised, they make affect the life of the implants. READ MORE

  • How often do I need to get the crowns on my teeth replaced?

    A lifetime warranty cannot be placed in dental prosthesis; the longevity or life of the crowns depends on how well you take care of them. You must care for the crowns just as you do your natural tooth structure. Technique of the clinician fabricating the crowns may play a fine in the longevity of the crowns. READ MORE

  • Can a root canal damage nearby teeth?

    No a root canal can not damage nearby teeth. Unfortunately there are a lot of myths associated with root canals. If you do not follow through with having the indicated tooth root canal treated the bacteria can continue to spread and inflame and infect that tooth more. The purpose of the root canal is to eliminate bacterial from the infected root(s) by carefully cleaning and disinfecting the root canals. READ MORE

  • Are whitening toothpastes safe for enamel?

    Whitening toothpastes are safe. I use a whitening toothpaste every day and have not had a problem with it affecting my enamel. READ MORE

  • Is it normal to have pain after a root canal?

    Yes it is normal to have some discomfort for a few days after a root canal, there can even be tenderness and soreness after a root canal. I would recommend warm salt water rivers several times a day that will help with any tenderness or soreness, I would also suggest an anti inflammatory, if after a few days If discomfort still persists, you should return to the treating provider to have it evaluated. READ MORE

  • Can coffee make my teeth become blackish?

    Yes it is possible for coffee to stain the teeth blackish. Coffee contains an ingredient called tannin, which causes coke compounds to adhere to your teeth. READ MORE

  • What do you do if your crown falls off your tooth?

    Yes, if your crown came off, you should return to the dentist to have it recemented. READ MORE

  • Can a toothache go away on its own?

    I recommend that you make an appointment to see a dentist for the following reasons: you have been in discomfort for a week and the pain doesn’t appear to be subsiding; it needs to be determined why you are having the pain that you are experiencing, and once the source of the pain has been identified, have necessary treatment to eradicate the pain. Yes, pain can go away. However, it may reoccur, so it is best to see a dentist to determine why you are having pain. READ MORE

  • When can I eat hard foods after tooth extraction?

    My post operative instructions to patients after an extraction is a soft diet for 72 hours, nothing hard or crunchy that may irritate the extraction site. After 72 hours resume normal diet. I hope this was helpful. READ MORE

  • When will my child's teeth get loose?

    Currently, your daughter has her primary teeth (baby teeth) and she will start losing her baby teeth or primary teeth around 6 years old, sometimes a little earlier for girls. She will be losing and gaining teeth up to about 12 years of age. By 12, she should have all of the adult teeth except for the wisdom teeth (3rd molars). READ MORE

  • Is it okay to gargle with water after brushing your teeth?

    Yes, it is okay to rinse your mouth out with water after using mouthwash. READ MORE

Dr. Tongela L. Williams, D.D.S.'s Practice location

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83 High Street Suite A -
Waldorf, MD 20602
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