Dr. Dana Truesdale, DDS, CEO
Dentist1001 Fleet Street Suite R Baltimore MD, 21202
Here at Innovation Dental Center (formally known as Harbor East Dental, we specializes in Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry. Our focus is on preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Our servise include veneers, crown and bridge, dentures, implants, airway improvement, root canals, emergency services, and Botox services. Our dentists are Invisalign providers.
Education and Training
DDS at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
Dr. Dana Truesdale, DDS, CEO's Expert Contributions
It is possible, however, the amount of bone in the site determines the size of the implant "if" one can be placed in the site. Sometimes the bone is necessary to allow for enough support for the implant. READ MORE
Your retainer will most likely still fit in five days if you have worn it faithfully for a year. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Swelling is a natural part of having surgery. The most common way is to take anti-inflammatory medication as directed by your surgeon or as instructed on the bottle. It is important to reduce activity for the first few days. You must rest! Relax. Allow your body to heal itself. You also want to incorporate a soft diet for at least 72 hours. I hope this helps! READ MORE
Thank you for the photos. It is very important that you see your dentist or physician as quickly as possible. The lesions are highly suspicious of being viral in nature and immediate treatment is necessary. Until the, please avoid sharing utensils or cups with anyone. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Drinking through a straw has no benefits whatsoever when it comes to preventing cavities and staining of the teeth. READ MORE
Hello, There are a few ways to clean under your bridge. You may use "superfloss" to get in the space between the gum tissue and the bridge. Floss threaders are helpful. Waterpiks also flush food particles and debris from the space between the gums and bridge. It is best to have your dentist or hygienist go over proper flossing techniques for your specific needs. READ MORE
Hello, Since you had a really bad toothache recently and woke up with a swollen lip, it is possible the tooth could be infected. The next course of action should be to contact your dentist for an emergency visit for further investigation. More information is needed to make a proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope this helps. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Sensitivity to sweets are an indication that you likely have a cavity. The best thing to do is schedule an appointment to have X-rays taken and an examination. If cavities are present, it’s best to treat them appropriately. I highly recommend that you be seen soon. The sooner you address the problem, the more likely you can save your tooth/teeth. READ MORE
Yes. However, this may not be the most esthetic option. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Now is the time to replace those missing teeth. READ MORE
A little and/or fissure cavity can be treated by a dentist by using a dental hand piece and bur to remove all the soft parts of the tooth affected. Then a filling the open space with an appropriate material. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Thank you for that question. Massaging your gums may only provide temporary relief. If you have a toothache, you must contact your dentist office and have an examination done. A toothache creates a domino effect. Ignoring a toothache leads to much bigger problems. Please don't tarry about getting in to see your dentist. READ MORE
It is important to finish your treatment. If you must have them removed, you should consult your orthodontist about if your bite is okay. You may have to wear retainers so that you don’t lose the progress you have already made. My advise is to consult your orthodontist. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Yes! You sure can. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Great question. Dentures may be loose for multiple reasons. The amount of bone level a person has affects the fit. The more bone you have, the better the fit will be. Another reason they may fit loosely is sometimes there was a recent extraction and the tissue was swollen when they were made. When the swelling shrinks, the dentures fit loosely. If your new dentures are loose, you may need to have them relined. Return to the dentist who made them and inform them. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Great question. Bonding will not prevent receding gum lines. It can however improve the appearance of the recession. Receding gingiva has multiple causes. It is best to follow up with your dentist. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
You may get gingivitis or swelling of your gums during teeth movement. The key to keeping things under control is brushing often and flossing daily. Rinse with a mouthwash to keep debris from accumulating. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Great question! Let’s break down what cavities are. Cavities are “holes” in teeth caused by bacteria which softens the hard tissue causing them to break down. The bacteria can and does spread from tooth to tooth over time. Sometimes the spreading of this bacteria is rapid. I hope this helps! READ MORE
Yes. The crown may have to be replaced afterwards. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Great Question. It is not unusual to experience sensitivity for a while with a new crown. There are different variations of sensitivity one may experience. If the discomfort comes while chewing foods, consider returning to your dentist for an adjustment. If it is just random discomfort, you may try switching to a sensitivity toothpaste for a few weeks. Be sure and floss daily because gingivitis may cause sensitivity. I strongly advise mentioning it to your provider so that he or she can test the tooth in order to determine if further treatment is needed. Dana Truesdale, DDS READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Baltimore's Top 3 Dentists
- Best Of Baltimore 2021 2021 Baltimore Award Program
- Mini-Dental Implant Academy
- Maryland State Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Maryland Academy of General Dentistry
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Patient Experience with Dr. Truesdale
Great service! My entire family love going to Dr. Truesdale.
Dr. Truesdale is amazing. She has to be the nicest and most gentle dentist I have ever seen. You can tell she really cares about her patients and I would recommend her to everyone I know.
They are always professional and do a good job. Very friendly and approachable!
Professional staff who pay keen attention to detail in their profession. Very friendly.
Better than my last dentist. Very nice and polite
Five stars! Highly recommended!
Kind,professional, and a great dentist. Love the location and the office!
Very pleased with the dentist and staff.
This is my second time coming see Dr Truesdale, so far so good. Dr Truesdale makes you feel very comfortable. Can't wait to get my six month smile.
Dr.Truesdale wonderful her team as well, they make you welcome and you even feel like your at the dentist.
Get to know Dentist Dr. Dana Aubert Truesdale, who serves the population of Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Dana Aubert Truesdale is a highly trained and qualified dentist with an extensive expertise in all facets of her work, especially general, family, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Truesdale has been in practice for 13 years and is currently serving patients within her own private practice, Innovation Dental Center, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Truesdale attended Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating with her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2004. Following her graduation, Dr. Truesdale subsequently completed her residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Truesdale serves as Captain in the United States Army National Guard, and received a Diploma of Ministerial Studies from the Spirit of Faith Bible Institute. She is a Certified Provider in Clear Correct and 6 Month Smiles, and attributes her success to her parents, her upbringing, and her life experiences. Dr. Truesdale is a member of the Dream Makers Network Foundation, which encourages personal self-development, and is also a Community Service Advocate. She is very passionate about serving others and helping them achieve healthy, beautiful smiles, and was recognized as one of Baltimore’s Top 3 Dentists. In her free time, Dr. Truesdale enjoys traveling. General dentists provide a wide array of services that are vital to patients’ continued health. These services include: preventive services — helping to maintain good oral health by stopping disease before it takes hold in the mouth; restorative services — receiving timely and appropriate treatment when a problem is identified; as well as cosmetic services — performing a range of cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding – even porcelain veneers. General dentists also address overall health concerns, as oral health is seen as the mirror of general health. In fact, some dental problems may reflect issues in other parts of the body and vice versa.
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