Are you struggling with chronic jaw pain or headaches, are you self-conscious about your “gummy” smile, or have sensitive teeth? We provide services to treat these symptoms in our Amesbury, MA facility. As oral surgeons, our training covers the full scope of oral and facial treatments to correct both functional and cosmetic issues like TMJ disorder and gum recession. Using minimally invasive techniques, our oral surgeons provide comfortable care that gives you the lasting results you need. We can help you relieve pain and sensitivity and improve how your smile looks with targeted and personalized treatment. If you’re living in discomfort or dislike the cosmetic appearance of your smile, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our oral surgeons today.
What options are available to treat TMJ?
Other Services we Specialize In
Chronic headaches, jaw pain, teeth grinding and clenching, and jaw joint and muscle stiffness are all signs of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. We treat these symptoms with custom mouthguards that keep teeth from touching so that the jaw and muscles can rest. Arthrocentesis involves removing the fluid build-up in the jaw joints to relieve pressure and pain.
Soft tissue recontouring
Soft tissue recontouring can be either cosmetic to fix a “gummy” smile or functional to gain access to portions of the tooth crown that are decayed or damaged. We remove excess gum tissue from around the teeth to restore symmetry to the smile and a more balanced tooth-to-gum ratio. We can also remove gum tissue around a tooth that needs functional treatment or attachment of a dental crown or bridge.
Gum recession is the term for gums that pull away from the teeth and expose the sensitive tooth roots. More than unattractive, receding gums can lead to tooth sensitivity and loose teeth. We stop gum recession and restore proper gum tissue to the teeth with gum grafts taken from your mouth or a donor source.