Westminster, MD Dentist
Gallagher & Eden Family Dentistry
715 Baltimore Blvd.
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848-3866
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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Implants
... Because Dental implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure...

About Dental Veneer Treatment
...One of the benefits of opting for dental veneers over other cosmetic treatments is that it’s not invasive, so you won’t necessarily need anesthesia (however, some patients might)...

Build A Better Smile With Veneers!
...While this process isn’t painful and won’t require anesthesia, it’s important to note that once the enamel has been removed, the procedure is irreversible...

Conscious Sedation Eases Treatment Anxiety for Young Dental Patients
... While general anesthesia creates a total loss of consciousness, conscious sedation uses precise medications to suppress consciousness at different levels ranging from light to deep suppression, and create a relaxed state for the patient...

Ariana Grande Breaks Free - of Her Wisdom Teeth
...Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine, in-office procedure that is usually performed under local anesthesia or “conscious sedation,” a type of anesthesia where the patient remains conscious (able to breathe normally and respond to stimuli), but is free from any pain or distress...

Dental Implants: What You Need to Know
...Good candidates for dental implants have healthy enough bone for implantation and integration and can undergo general anesthesia and the recovery time required by the procedure...

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields
...But not long ago, that familiar face was spotted in an unusual place: wearing a nasal anesthesia mask at the dentist's office...

Dental Crowns Restore Damaged Teeth
...This is performed under local anesthesia, so you won’t feel a thing! Then we will take impressions of your teeth...

No- or Minimal-Prep Veneers Reduce Permanent Alterations to Your Teeth
... Because there's little invasiveness, these low preparation veneers won't typically create tooth sensitivity and they can often be applied without any form of anesthesia...

Why Dental Care is Even More Important When You're Pregnant
... Because of these new concerns you might even hesitate about receiving dental care, especially involving anesthesia...

Anesthesia
...Deep sedation or general anesthesia involves administering a medication that places a patient in a state of monitored and controlled unconsciousness...

Nitrous Oxide
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
...After anesthesia has taken effect, a small incision is made to separate the gums from the teeth...

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair
...Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is used, so your child won't experience any pain...

Extractions
...A thorough medical and drug history is taken, to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure, and your options for anesthesia will be discussed...

Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
...Typically, the procedure requires only local anesthesia, and it doesn't take long...

Sedation Dentistry
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Sinus Surgery
...Your options for anesthesia will also be discussed...

Wisdom Teeth
...The type of anesthesia that's best for you will be determined before the procedure...

Air Abrasion
...It can eliminate the need for anesthesia, especially if the cavity isn't deep...

Anesthesia Wand
...The computer's microprocessor automatically adjusts the injection pressure for different tissue densities, maintaining a constant, comfortable flow of anesthesia...

Root Canal Treatment for Children
...In fact, the procedure generally causes little discomfort, but is quite successful in relieving tooth pain! Dentists are adept at using anesthesia to block the sensation of pain, and are experienced in calming the fears of young ones...

Endodontics
...Here's what to expect: First, you will receive anesthesia (usually a numbing shot) — and for many patients, the worst is now over...

Implant Dentistry
...The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases...

Oral Surgery
...Oral surgery is often performed in a dental office setting, under local anesthesia, with minimal recovery time...