Dr. Paul Karpovich is a general dentist in Timonium, MD dedicated to patient care and comfort. General dentistry encompasses routine dental cleanings to infection removal and tooth extractions. Dr. Karpovich has over 30 years of experience in private dental practice, offering a wide range of dental services and caring treatment for the whole family.
He has continued his dental education, taking courses to learn about modern methods of treatment. Dr. Karpovich provides exceptional dental care for patients in Hunt Valley, Towson, Cockeysville, and the surrounding areas.
Comprehensive Routine Dental Care
Dr. Karpovich and his team offer comprehensive routine preventative care. During routine dental visits, we will thoroughly clean your teeth and conduct a detailed dental exam. We may also take x-rays for a more in-depth look at the teeth and gums. Additionally, we perform oral cancer and gum disease screenings to catch serious oral health problems before they develop.
Although they are a common general dental service, many patients are wary of root canals because they think they are painful. However, root canals are meant to remove often painful dental infections. We also use a local anesthetic during root canal procedures and the following dental filling treatment.
Our dental staff aims to provide a relaxing environment so patients can feel confident receiving their necessary dental care.
Dr. Karpovich may also recommend dental sealants, and age-specific treatment for younger patients who are vulnerable to cavities. Dental sealants are thin coatings that cover the teeth and protect them from decay.
General Dental Treatments
General dentistry and routine visits are the foundation of your oral health. To enjoy a lifetime of optimal dental health and a confident smile, visit us twice a year. Our patients may receive a variety of general dental treatments in our Timonium dental office:
Are you experiencing tooth pain? Is your dental restoration broken? Contact Dr. Karpovich’s dental office for care. We treat patients with a variety of urgent dental problems, from lost teeth to severe jaw pain. Our staff will help schedule an appointment for emergency dental care as soon as possible.
Dr. Karpovich treats patients of all ages and can see families in just one visit to his Timonium dental office. He provides convenient and compassionate family dental care to help both children and adults achieve lifelong dental health. We know that some younger patients may feel anxious about visiting the dentist, which is why our staff aims to create a relaxing office environment.
Our goal is to provide comfortable and comprehensive dental treatment.
Sometimes teeth may need to be removed if they are too damaged or infected to be saved. The majority of patients who have wisdom teeth require extraction to prevent impacted wisdom teeth or tooth pain. We also make sure that our patients feel comfortable during tooth extraction treatment by using local anesthesia. In addition to this, we review post-procedure care with patients so they can feel confident in the treatment process.
Dental Care for the Whole Family
As a family dentist, Dr. Karpovich sees patients of all ages and ensures that they receive the proper care. By understanding the stages of dental development, Dr. Karpovich is able to provide preventative treatments appropriate to the needs of each patient. Custom sports mouthguards, dental sealants, dentures, wisdom tooth extractions, and other dental restorations are often age-specific.
Dr. Karpovich specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex dental concerns that can arise due to age or trauma.
General Dentistry FAQs
What should I expect at a general dentistry appointment?
General dentistry focuses on preventative care for the whole family. At a typical bi-annual dentist appointment, we perform a thorough cleaning of your smile and an exam as well. We check for signs and symptoms of any developing oral health issues so that we can take care of things as early as possible, preventing more intensive issues. We may also do x-rays or further diagnositic tests.
How often should I brush and floss?
At minimum, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once a day. Preferably, rinse out your mouth, brush, and floss after each meal. This prevents food debris from getting stuck in your teeth, providing opportunities for bacteria to build up and cause decay.
Is it better to use an electric or manual toothbrush?
As long as you’re using them properly, both options are good for ensuring your teeth are clean. Talk to your dentist about the option that’s best for your specific needs. Regardless, choose a soft-bristled toothbrush. If you have restorations like dental crowns, harder bristles can scratch them up. Harder bristles can actually cause some dental problems, too, like receding gums.
Are dental x-rays safe?
As dental technology evolves, the safer it becomes. This is the case with x-rays, too. We use digital x-rays at our dentist office, limiting the amount of radiation that you’re exposed to. It’s an incredibly small amount, particularly with the digital component.
How do I get rid of bad breath?
Bad breath is something that everyone suffers from at some point in time. Practicing good oral hygiene is one of the best ways to combat it. However, if you’re brushing and flossing regularly, and it’s still persisting, it’s time to see us. Chronic bad breath is a sign of another problem. We’ll do a thorough exam to determine if it’s dental-related. If it isn’t, it’s time to see your family doctor, to check for stomach problems and other issues that can cause chronic bad breath.
Is visiting the dentist regularly necessary?
Yes, it absolutely is. Even if you take care of your teeth at home, it’s important to see the dentist. We’re able to diagnose problems early, before they turn into bigger issues that need more intensive care. Our specialized dental tools are also able to clean the areas of your teeth that a traditional toothbrush and floss can’t reach.
Call Today for Dental Care
Are you looking for a new dentist? Contact our Timonium, Maryland dental office for treatment at (410) 221-3085. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Karpovich online on our website. Feel free to reach out to our office if you have any questions about our services or your particular dental concerns. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit.