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Mugford Center Periodontics Dental Implants BUTTON SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT
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

Ways of Correcting Swollen Gums


Posted on 2/20/2020 by David Mugford
Ways of Correcting Swollen GumsSwollen gums can become a nuisance over time and can negatively affect your quality life.

Swollen gums can make it difficult to eat the foods you love and can even make it more difficult to brush and floss properly. If you're unable to brush and floss properly, this could lead to other oral complications if not addressed.

There are many causes for swollen gums. Gums become swollen due to irritation, but this information alone is not enough to diagnose the problem Gums can become swollen due to a whole host of complications and reasons. Some of these problems are simple fixes while others require more attention.

Causes of Swollen Gums

Gums can become swollen due to your toothbrush. If the toothbrush you use is too hard, it can irritate the gums and cause them to swell. In some cases, the gums can also bleed. It may be time to make the change to a soft bristled brush if you are experiencing swollen gums and use a hard-bristled brush.

Another common problem that causes swollen gums is brushing too hard. The gums are sensitive and need to be delicately cleaned. Too often, people think that scrubbing their gums vigorously will clean them well. However, brushing too hard can actually cut the gums and make them swell.

The last common reason for swollen gums is early signs of gum disease. Gum disease happens when bacteria in the mouth if left to grow and infects the gums. Other common symptoms of gum disease is sensitivity of the gums, redness of the gums, irritations of the gums, and bleeding.

If your gums have been swollen for a longer amount of time than a week, it could be possible you are experiencing gum disease. Please call us if you have been dealing with swollen gums. We can make you an appointment to see our dental specialists to diagnose the cause of your swollen gums.
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Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed