General Dentistry


Our Complete Health Approach

At Fairlington Dental, we understand the connection between a healthy smile and a healthy body. As a result, we look at the whole person to discover the reasons a patient may have gum disease or a bad bite. A number of studies link heart disease and other serious conditions to the presence of periodontal (gum) disease. This research makes it vital that we take a Complete Health approach to your dental care. Dr. Rogers will listen to you, carefully explain your proposed customized wellness plan, and take the time to answer all of your questions. You become a partner in your oral health goals!


Our Environmentally Aware Office

Our focus on your health goes even further. We are a mercury-safe practice. This means that when we remove old silver amalgam fillings, we use special filters and suction systems to minimize exposure during that removal. Then we dispose of the waste materials with extreme care, under strict protocols to protect not just you and our team, but the environment, too. Any fillings done in our office are made from composite resin that is safe, bonds well to teeth, and looks amazing.


Do You Suffer from Headaches, Popping Jaw Joints, or Pain While Eating?

Dr. Rogers is trained in detailed treatment procedures that deal with your jaw joints and how your teeth fit together. If your teeth don’t line up correctly due to a jaw joint disorder, they can become damaged and you may not be able to chew your food properly. This can also cause an assortment of head and neck pain complications. Many people with jaw joint troubles clench their teeth at night, which can harm teeth or dental work. It does no good to give a patient a stunning new smile that will then be ruined by a bad bite. We want your teeth to last a lifetime!

At Fairlington Dental, we’ve successfully treated many patients who have pursued relief from their pain from physicians, chiropractors, and neurologists and have been assessed as challenging cases. If you have aches and pains in your temples or jaw muscles, or perhaps suffer from earaches, headaches, or problems with your jaw locking up or making popping sounds, you may benefit from non-surgical TMJ treatment.


Saving Hopeless Teeth

Teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected used to require extraction, which can cause a lot of problems and should be avoided whenever possible. The good news is that we are well experienced in advanced root canal therapy.

A root canal is a procedure to fix a tooth by removing the pulp chamber of a tooth and filling it with a filling material. This is often necessary when dental decay reaches the nerve of the tooth (or the tooth has become infected), and a simple filling will not be suitable. In the not-too-distant past, the situation mentioned above would have required the tooth to be extracted. When dentists started performing root canals, they were quite dreaded, and the root canal has received a reputation as something to be avoided. However, with modern anesthetics and technology, root canals are often manageable.