Braces for a short time – smiles for a lifetime!
Breakdown or wear of teeth is usually related to teeth being in the wrong position. To restore a smile, braces may be needed. Today, invisalign offers a cosmetic solution (photo).
We work with several orthodontists:
119 S. Main Street
Middleton, MA 01949
Phone: (978) 777-1300
6 State Road
Danvers, MA 01923
215 Newbury Street, Suite #101
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: (978) 535-5353
One Harris Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: (978) 463-5353
As well as many local orthodontists.
Periodontists (gum specialists) are an integral part of the dental team. Implants are placed by the periodontists. Today, teeth are extracted by the periodontist to prepare for future implants. Cosmetic contouring of the gum tissue, by the periodontist, is an important part of a beautiful smile. Controlling gum disease and maintaining your teeth is another important service that the periodontists provide. Often, there is a correlation of increased gum disease and root exposures, requiring graphs, and TMD/bite problems. The health of your gums and mouth are related to the health of your heart and general health.
Dr. Lawrence Miller
156 Andover Street, Suite 220
Danvers, Ma 01923
90 Humphrey Street
Swampscott, Ma 01907
Endodontics, also called root canal therapy, is the area of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseased dental pulp. The pulp is the small amount of soft tissue containing minute nerves and blood vessels within the tooth. During initial tooth development the pulp is responsible for the formation and growth of the hard part of the tooth. After the crown and root(s) of the tooth have matured, the pulp tissue remains locked inside the tooth in a small root canal space.
During a lifetime, the pulp may become diseased due to a variety of reasons (decay, trauma, deep fillings, cracks). The inflamed pulp can quickly cause pain and even infection of the surrounding bone and soft tissue. Elimination of the diseased pulp can be accomplished in two ways: saving the tooth by performing endodontic therapy, or extracting the tooth.
Retaining the tooth prevents the loss of function (chewing ability), movement of adjacent teeth and unwanted cosmetic changes. Root canal treatment can be very predictable and enjoys over a 95% success rate. Endodontics specializes in this area of dentistry exclusively and their practice is designed to optimize the likelihood of success.
If you choose endodontic treatment, the endodontist will provide you with outstanding care and support. Prior to treatment, they will routinely administer local anesthetics, which will insure your comfort while the diseased pulp tissue is being removed. They will then thoroughly clean and shape the root canal space and seal this space with a root canal filling. They can usually accomplish this procedure in one or two visits. After they have completed your treatment, they will a report to us, and you will be advised to return to us to have a permanent filling, post & core and crown placed on your tooth.
The use of operating microscopes and enhanced vision with magnifying telescopes has made it possible for the endodontist to correct problems that may have previously been difficult or impossible to detect, resulting in better diagnosis and more predictable treatment.
I work with several Root Canal Specialists, who provide excellent care.
Dr. Arnold Malloff- Dr. Sandra Makkar- Dr. Carlene Tsai
85 Constitution Lane, Danvers MA (978) 750 4500
Dr. Wolov- Dr. Gabe- Dr. Rosen- Dr. Singer
50 Salem ST., Building A, Lynnfield, MA
(781) 245 8828
North Shore Endodontics
6 Essex Center Drive, Peabody, Ma
(978) 532 0500
140 Willow ST. North Andover, Ma
(978) 686 3500
Oral Surgeons are integral members of the dental team. Oral Surgeons place implants to replace teeth. They extract teeth to help give you future implant options. Oral Surgeons extract wisdom teeth. Today we recommend early evaluation of wisdom teeth for better healing. We refer all oral concerns to the oral surgeon for a consultation. Complicated jaw surgery for braces or orthognathic surgery is performed by oral surgeons. TMJ surgery consults are referred to the Oral Surgeons.
Salem-Peabody Oral Surgery, Inc.
North Shore Medical & Dental Center
6 Essex Center Drive, Suite 112
Peabody, MA 01960
Dr. Daniel Magalick, D.M.D.
Dr. Bart F. Blaeser, D.M.D., M.D.
Dr. Randy Todd, D.M.D., DMSc
Dr. Melissa Lackey, D.M.D., M.D.
The North Shore Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Group
100 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA 01970
Dr. Lawrence J. Monaldo, D.D.S. P.C.
Dr. Flora E. Ocampo, D.D.S.
Lowell Oral Surgery Associates, Inc.
33 Bartlett Street, Suite 405
Lowell, MA 01852
Dr. Jeffrey D. Stone, D.M.D., M.D.
Dr. Thomas A. Trowbridge, D.D.S., M.D.
Dr. Amy D. Field, D.M.D.
Dr. Mark A. Piper, M.D., D.M.D.