You may not need complex facial surgery, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find the treatments you need at our Peabody, MA office. With decades of combined experience, there are few oral and maxillofacial treatments our skilled surgeons have not mastered. In most cases, we will have the expertise to handle your treatment in-house, or we will refer you to a specialist for your care. No matter your situation, you will be in good hands and receive the treatment you need to restore function and health. Are you suffering from TMJ discomfort or jaw pain, dislike the appearance of your “gummy” smile, or are experiencing painful gum recession? You’ve come to the right place!
What options are available to treat TMJ?
Our Specialized Services
Soft Tissue Recontouring
Too much gum tissue results in a “gummy” smile that is both unsightly and can lead to functional issues with the teeth. Soft tissue recontouring removes excess gum tissue improving the natural symmetry of the smile and creating a better tooth-to-gum ratio. This treatment can also give access to a portion of the tooth that may have decay or a fracture.
Minimally invasive treatment to correct issues with the TM joint include custom mouthguards or arthrocentesis. Mouthguards keep teeth from touching (grinding and clenching), letting the jaw muscles and joints heal and return to a normal position. Arthrocentesis is a procedure that removes fluid buildup from the jaw joints to relieve pressure, pain, and so the jaws can be properly positioned.
Gum grafting reverses the aesthetic and functional issues associated with gum recession. Tissue taken from a donor source or another part of the mouth is placed over the exposed tooth roots. After healing, the tissue will be fused together, providing a denser and healthier surface and better support for the tooth or teeth.