Dental Concerns Washington, DC

Is there something about the appearance or comfort of your smile that concerns you? 

As an experienced dentist in Washington, DC, Dr. Nishan Halim is here to help with a wide range of dental concerns. Our available treatment options were designed and expanded to include solutions that treat almost any dental concern that comes through our doors. From providing preventative dental care to offering full mouth reconstructions, rest assured that we have the dental care treatment options you need to achieve the best version of your own smile.

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Your Neighborhood Washington, DC Dentist Office

Our convenient location in Capital Hill makes going to the dentist easier than ever for Washington, DC residents. We encourage you to contact our office and schedule an appointment if you have a dental concern you’d like addressed. Our dental care team is known for being compassionate, responsive, and dedicated to the well-being of all of our patients. The following are common dental concerns that we treat in our office:

Bleeding Gums

Gingivitis, or bleeding gums, is one of the first signs that your mouth is at risk for gum disease progression. Gum disease occurs when food residues harden into plaque and tartar on your teeth and begin to cause damage to your soft tissues. The bacteria in the residues irritate your soft tissues, causing small amounts of blood to appear in the sink following brushing or flossing. If you have experienced bleeding gums as well as any other associated symptom of gum disease, Dr. Nishan Halim can provide you with the periodontal treatment options you need to restore your gum health.

Missing Teeth

Missing teeth cause more than just cosmetic concerns within your smile. They also affect the functionality of your bite pattern when you are performing daily tasks like chewing or speaking. If you are missing one tooth or a full mouth of teeth, Dr. Nishan Halim can provide you with the restorative dentistry options you need. We offer a wide range of tooth replacement options including dental implants, the premier tooth replacement option.

Bruxism

Teeth grinding, or bruxism is a destructive habit that causes a wide range of dental damages over time. Dr. Nishan Halim works with his patients who grind their teeth at night to prevent this from occurring. Often, teeth grinding is the result of high stress and anxiety. We encourage our patients to practice mindfulness and breathing exercises to reduce stress, especially before bed. In addition, we also offer custom mouthguards to be worn at night while you sleep. The mouthguard protects your dental structures from grinding against each other and causing damage.

Sleep Apnea

Loud snoring is often a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. Left untreated, sleep apnea causes associated health risks like high blood pressure, heart problems, and strokes. We are here to help our patients achieve a better night’s sleep with oral appliance therapy and laser dentistry solutions. Dr. Nishan Halim is a dentist who is committed to helping patients with sleep apnea maintain proper airways as they sleep. He will do everything he can to reduce your sleep apnea symptoms and ensure you are able to sleep well at night.

Crooked Teeth

Crooked, misaligned teeth can create unintended pressure points inside your mouth. This causes a wide range of long-term issues if left untreated. To help our patients with crooked teeth, Dr. Nishan Halim provides Invisalign clear braces. Invisalign is an excellent option for patients looking to discreetly treat mild to moderate orthodontic concerns.