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Dr. David A. Mugford
Dr. Tassos Sfondouris
1660 Village Green
Crofton, MD 21114


Call Us: (410) 260-0790
ALL ROUTINE VISITS AND NON-ESSENTIAL TREATMENTS ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19

The Mugford Center would like to provide an update to all of our valued patients with concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus.

Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) that citizens self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the state of Maryland recommendations and restrictions, the Mugford Center will be limiting hours of operation and treatment available.

We are dedicated to the well being of all our patients and will be available for emergency care for pain swelling and infection as well as for urgent care which requires timely treatment.

As health care professionals, we all have a role to play in “flattening the curve” by following sound, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus.

Bearing this in mind, we are carefully screening all scheduled and necessary treatment. and only seeing patients for emergency or urgent care. We take seriously the need to be available for our patients to avoid unnecessary illness or injury as well as preventing burdening our hospitals and emergency rooms.

We will reschedule all canceled appointments in a timely manner upon returning to the office and appreciate your understanding under the current circumstances.

We will continue to closely monitor the latest information and recommendations to promote a safe and healthy environment for our patients and staff. We plan to be available to provide safe and optimal care on this limited basis.

Our infection control procedures fully cover the COVID-19 virus, as they do all infectious diseases. We are taking extra precautions in screening our employees and patients, along with sterilizing the common areas of our office often.

We look forward to seeing you at your scheduled appointments. Please call the office if you have any questions or concerns, and we will be happy to address them.

Protecting you and your smile,
The Mugford Center

Foods to Avoid Following Gum Grafts


Posted on 8/20/2019 by David Mugford
Foods to Avoid Following Gum GraftsAfter you have a gum graft done in our office, you'll want to be sure what foods you should eat. This is important because you've just had work done on your mouth that you don't want to mess up. You'll also be uncomfortable and eating the wrong food could make this worse.

What Foods Not to Eat After a Gum Graft

Generally speaking, we don't place any restrictions on the foods you can eat. However, you may have to bite or chew a bit differently, depending on where we did the gum graft at in your mouth. We do suggest that you don't eat anything hard, chewy, or spicy because such foods could make you bleed more. This is especially true for your donor site or palate.

What Foods to Eat After a Gum Graft

Don't fret, there are still many different foods you can eat after your procedure. For instance, right after your surgery, you should only eat ice cream, milkshakes, pudding, and yogurt. Don't use a straw and stay away from things like soda and fruit juice. Then for the first few weeks after the procedure you should do your best to eat foods that are both soft and cool to the touch.

This includes things like eggs, rice, pasta, fish, oatmeal, ice cream, yogurt, Jell-O, soft vegetables, tofu, mashed potatoes, and cottage cheese. When eating these foods, make sure you chew on the opposite side of your mouth that you had your surgery on. If in doubt, you can always make a lot of great smoothies from these options.

Make sure you discuss any concerns about your gum graft with us. If these arise after the procedure, make sure you give our office a call right away. We can easily set up an appointment for you to stop by and discuss your concerns with us.
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