366 Salem Street, Medford, MA 02155
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Medford’s Favorite Family Dentist
Dr. Farshad Ghobbeh (known as “Dr. G” by his patients) is entering his 12th year of practice in dentistry, handling both general and complex procedures. Dr. Ghobbeh has resided in Medford for 10 years with his lovely wife and son, and has become committed to providing the best quality care in the Medford region, and continuously educating the public about the importance of preventative oral care and hygiene. Dr. G spends a great deal of time getting to know his patients on a personal level, being a big believer in building long-term, trusting relationships with each and every person he sees in the office.
Dr. G attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 2005. In 2008, after three years of associate practice, he opened his first private dental practice in Medford, and continued to open three more practices after amazing patient feedback. In 2016, he built a brand new practice in Medford; GIO Dental at Station Landing — a modern, state of the art practice which he views as his greatest project to date.
Always committed to learning more about dentistry and progressive dental techniques, Dr. G regularly enrolls in continuing education courses. He completed a mini residency in dental implant surgery, and he has certification in all dental implant restorations and overdentures and Invisalign™. He is affiliated with the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.
When you have a dental emergency — whether it’s caused by a sudden accident or chronic disease — your teeth and/or the tissues of the mouth that surround them need to receive proper care right away
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Traumatic Dental Injuries
As with any type of medical emergency, it’s important to be aware, before you’re actually in the situation, of what you can do to ensure the best outcome.
A knocked-out permanent tooth requires quick thinking and immediate action. You’ll increase the chances that the tooth can be saved if you pick it up without touching the root, gently clean it off with water, and put it back in its socket facing the correct way. Hold it in place with gentle pressure as you rush to the dental office or emergency room. If you can’t replant it immediately, tuck it between the patient’s cheek and gum, or carry it in a container of cold milk.
For a more traumatic injury such as a tooth that has been moved or loosened, treatment needs to occur within six hours. However, if there is uncontrollable bleeding, go immediately to the ER. Fortunately, other dental injuries that happen most frequently are less severe. The most common traumatic dental injuries are chipped teeth. If a tooth is chipped, try to find any pieces that have come off, as it might be possible to reattach them. Make an appointment for an office visit as soon as possible, and bring the pieces with you.
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Acute or persistent tooth pain always signals a need for an urgent visit to the dental office. The most common cause of dental pain is tooth decay, a bacterial infection that can spread through many parts of the tooth, and even into the gum tissue. Sometimes, tooth pain indicates that you may need a root canal treatment — a procedure that not only relieves the pain of an infection deep inside the tooth, but also can keep the tooth from having to be removed. Other times, pain may be caused by a loose filling or sensitive tooth. The only way to know for sure what’s causing your tooth pain is to make an appointment at the dental office right away.
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Injuries and infections involving the soft tissues of the mouth may also require emergency treatment. The tissues of the gums, tongue, or cheek lining can be damaged by accidental bites, falls, sports injuries, and scalding liquids. They may also suffer injury from foreign bodies that become lodged below the gum line, and they can develop painful and potentially serious abscesses. A periodontal (gum) abscess is a pus-filled sac caused by an infection and is usually quite painful. Abscesses require immediate attention at the dental office.
Any injury to the soft tissues of the mouth should be rinsed with dilute salt water. If there is visible debris, it should be cleared. Bleeding can usually be controlled by pressing a clean, damp material to the area for 10-15 minutes. If this does not work, go to the emergency room immediately.
A foreign body lodged beneath the gum line can sometimes be gently worked out with dental floss or a toothpick. But if this can’t be accomplished easily, make a dental appointment so the area does not become damaged and/or infected.
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Although there can be discomfort associated with orthodontic treatment, there are only a few true orthodontic emergencies. They include trauma or injury to the teeth, face or mouth. Infection or swelling of the gums, mouth or face, and severe, unmanageable discomfort or pain in these areas can also be orthodontic emergencies. In any of these situations, seek immediate care from the dental office or emergency room — whichever is your best option. For loose, broken or irritating pieces of orthodontic hardware, please call the dental office for advice.
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Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner. Here, to the dentists of Medford your oral health is our paramount concern. We want to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great! From regular cleanings and exams to advanced restorative treatments, all of your routine dental needs can be met right here.
Tooth loss results in the deterioration of tooth-supporting bones. This, in turn, leads to aesthetic and functional problems for your mouth. Implant dentistry keeps the situation from getting worse. Dentists will take small, screw-shaped titanium posts to replace the missing tooth’s root. Unlike other surgical procedures, implant surgery is minor and will only require local anesthesia. After the healing period, dentists will top the implant with custom-made crowns. Implants have a success rate of 95 percent, which is higher than other tooth-replacement solutions.
Over the counter teeth whitening systems may seem like convenient options, especially for individuals with busy lifestyles. Bleaching trays, whitening strips, and whitening pens claim immediate results. But are these enough? DIY whitening products work to some extent, but they do not guarantee the same results as professional teeth whitening treatments. Some of these methods could even result in harmful side effects (e.g., teeth sensitivity and damaged gums). Stay on the safe side and opt for professional whitening services, instead. First Dental’s professionally supervised whitening lightens teeth three to eight shades in an hour. Unlike over the counter whitening products, our procedures work faster and are safer for your teeth and gums.
Dentists use crowns to cover the entire part of the tooth. These dental caps are used to restore your tooth’s original appearance and function. Our crowns can be made from ceramic, porcelain, or gold. Crowns, however, are not enough to address extreme cases. Advanced gum diseases, severe decay, abscesses, or fractures require bridgework to replace the damaged tooth. Bridgework preserves your natural smile, chewing capability, and facial structure. As its name indicates, tooth bridges “bridge” the gap between your teeth as dentists place crowns on either side of the gaps.