New Patients

Welcome to Silver Spring Periodontics! We are here to provide you with unparalleled service and to ensure that you keep your mouth healthy!  Whether you’re looking to improve your overall oral health, recover from a specific complication, or simply love the way you smile, we’re here to ensure you reach your goals. By choosing us, you are choosing better oral health!

Quick Facts

What does a periodontist do?

  • Prevents, diagnoses, and treats gum disease
  • Places and maintains dental implants
  • Specialists in all forms of periodontal disease including gingivitis, periodontitis, gingival recession
  • Help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of

Your First visit

Your first visit will be 30 minutes or less. In this time we will review your dental and medical history, complete a full examination of your teeth and gums and then propose a treatment plan to suit your needs.

What you need to bring

  • Referral slip if you have one
  • Any X-rays given to you by your dentist
  • List of medications you are currently taking
  • Your dental insurance card if you are insured


Our Silver Spring, MD office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7am until 3pm. Our Bowie, MD office is open on Wednesday from 7am to 3pm. We will schedule your appointments as quickly as possible. If you have an emergency situation, every possible effort will be made to see you that day. Please call us at 301-681-4812 to book your appointment today!


Financial policy


What will it cost?

Cost varies depending on the severity of your condition and the treatment we use. We are dedicated to making oral health affordable for everyone and have payment plans to suit different budgets.

How can I pay?

  • Cash
  • Cheques
  • Money orders
  • Care credit
  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Amex, Discover)


If you have insurance, we will help you to find the coverage you have available. Sit back and relax, we will handle the insurance filing and questions on your behalf!

Military personnel

We provide both active and retired military service members in the DC metropolitan area with unparalleled periodontic care. With eleven years in the U.S. army, Dr. Gayton has the experience to treat military patients effectively.

Thank you to all of our patients who have reviewed us online! We now have a perfect 5/5 star rating across the board!

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