Dental Services

Catoctin Dental offers a full array of dental services in Thurmont, MD to help you maintain healthy teeth.


We welcome new patients!

You can read more, below, about our specific services.

New patient examination

Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, periodontal probing, charting, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes a panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bitewing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.



Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers. Read More...


Cosmetic dentistry

Teeth whitening

Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. Typically it is done in the privacy of your own home, over a period of 1-4 weeks. Read More...


Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Read More...

Cosmetic contouring

Cosmetic contouring involves reshaping chipped or crooked teeth to enhance their appearance.


Bonding is the direct application of a tooth colored material placed over a tooth to enhance its appearance by altering the color or position.


Crowns and bridges

Crowns (caps), are placed on the top of the tooth to restore a tooth's function and appearance. This is often done following a root canal, for a broken tooth, or when decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed and replaced. Crowns are also used in cosmetic dentistry to enhance a smile. Read More...


Dental implants

Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the bone normally occupied by the root of a tooth. Implants are anchored to the jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth, permanent bridge, or removable denture. Read More...


Root canal therapy

Root canals are tiny passageways that carry the tooth's blood supply and nerves from the tip of the root to a central pulp chamber. When the nerves and blood vessels become damaged or diseased, root canal therapy is performed to clean, disinfect, and fill this space, in order to keep the tooth. Read More...


Treatment of periodontal disease

When the gum or bone surrounding a tooth becomes damaged or diseased treatment is performed to remove the disease and reestablish healthy gum and bone.


Dentures (custom, full, and partial)

Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. Partial dentures are used when there are still some teeth present to serve as anchorage.



Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue. Read More ...


Dental emergencies

Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage. If you do have a dental emergency please call our office. For active patients we have a system in place to respond, even when the office is closed. Read More ...