Thomas Lutz, DDS

8381 Piney Orchard Parkway

Odenton, Maryland 21113

Thomas Lutz, DDS
8381 Piney Orchard Parkway
Odenton, Maryland 21113
(410) 674-3400
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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions about dental care and visiting Odenton Family Dentistry. If you don’t see your question below, can send us an email or give us a call. We’d love to help!

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What dental insurance do you accept?

We accept both in-network and out-of-network dental insurance. You can visit our Financial page to see a list of our accepted providers!

What if I don’t have dental insurance?

Even if you don’t have dental insurance, you can still get dental care at Odenton Family Dentistry. We accept major debit and credit cards, offer payment plans, and have a membership plan. Learn more on our Financial page!

Do you see emergency cases?

We do! We offer same-day emergency dental care so you don’t have to wait in pain. Some of the most common dental emergencies include a severe toothache, a knocked-out tooth, and a chipped or cracked tooth. If you have one of these or another urgent concern, please call our office at (410) 674-3400 so we can bring you in immediately!

Why do I need a filling for my cavity?

Fillings play an important role in stopping the damage from cavities. When you have a cavity, decay makes its way through your tooth’s enamel. The further this decay gets, the more painful and infected your tooth becomes. We use fillings to “fill in” these holes and stop the damage from getting worse.

I don’t like the look of my smile. How can you help me?

We offer many different cosmetic services, including teeth whitening, Invisalign®, and veneers. We’re happy to sit down with you and go over what it is exactly you’d like to change about your smile and how we can make that happen for you.

I’m missing one or more teeth. How can you help me?

We have different tooth replacement options available depending on your specific case and your health history. We’ll go over whether a bridge, dentures, or dental implants are right for you. You’ll have a full smile in no time!

When should I bring my child in to the dentist?

Children should see the dentist by the time they are 1 year old or by the time they get their first tooth. If your child is older, it’s important to bring them in for routine visits twice a year to make sure their teeth and gums stay healthy.

How often do I need to see the dentist?

Even if you don’t have any specific dental concerns, you should regularly visit the dentist every six months. These routine visits ensure that we keep decay and damage at bay and ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy. If you have a condition like gum disease, we may ask that you visit us more regularly for treatment.

What if I haven’t been to the dentist in a long time?

We understand that different situations can come up and prevent you from going to the dentist. That being said, we can’t stress enough how important it is to your overall health to visit the dentist on a regular basis. Even with routine brushing and flossing, issues can develop into more serious problems down the line. We welcome patients of all different situations.

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