General Dental Services – Boston, MA
We’re Here for You for the Long Haul
In addition to providing specialty restorative dentistry services, we also offer an array of general dental treatments so you can have your smile looked after by a team of professionals with an eye for detail. We strive to create long-lasting relationships that you can rely on, whether you find yourself in need of emergency dental care or a simple routine checkup and cleaning. When you choose Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group, you’ll be able to benefit from superior, boutique-style service and outstanding dental results. Give us a call today to learn more about our general dental services in Boston.
Why Choose Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group for General Dental Services?
- Concierge Level Dental Care That Prioritizes You, the Patient
- Highly Qualified & Board-Certified Prosthodontists Performing Dental Exams & Treatment
- Superior Restorations Crafted by In-House Master Ceramist
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
If you were referred to our practice by a general dentist, we recommend that you visit us for a routine dental checkup and teeth cleaning at least once every year to monitor the work that has been completed and ensure it remains functional and healthy. We’re also happy to see patients regularly if they don’t have a general dentist, as we provide thorough preventive dental care and periodontal maintenance for those with gum disease.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is an incredibly deadly disease that’s estimated to impact over 54,000 people in the United States this year alone, according to the American Cancer Society. At each of your routine checkups and cleanings, we’ll provide a thorough oral cancer screening, where we conduct a visual and physical examination of your oral tissues and throat. With these routine screenings, our team can spot early signs of oral cancer and refer you for additional testing whenever necessary.
Nightguards for Bruxism
If you wake up with a dull and thumping headache or notice that your molars appear ground down, you may be grinding your teeth as you sleep. This condition is clinically referred to as bruxism, and over time, it can lead to the deterioration of your dental structure and an increased risk of oral health problems like cavities, cracks, and chips. We can craft a customized cushioning nightguard that you can wear as you sleep to shield your teeth, jaw joints, and facial muscles from the force and tension caused by grinding.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is among the most common oral health problems affecting adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one out of every two people experience symptoms of this condition, like tooth sensitivity and bleeding while brushing and flossing. If you have gingivitis or periodontitis, our team offers several different effective therapy options, including scaling and root planing, LANAP therapy, and antibiotic treatment. Our goal upon gum disease treatment is to address and minimize uncomfortable symptoms and stop your condition from progressing, causing further and permanent harm to your smile.
TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD, is a condition that impacts the two joints that anchor your lower jaw to your skull. They allow you to easily open and close your mouth as you eat and speak, but when these joints take on excessive tension or pressure, it can cause them to malfunction. Some symptoms of TMD include lockjaw, teeth grinding, and jaw pain and tenderness. Fortunately, we provide occlusal splints and adjustments to help even out your bite, relieving the jaw joints of added pressure and improving your symptoms.
Sleep Apnea Therapy
Have you been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea or were instructed to use a CPAP machine that keeps you up at night? Our team provides customized oral appliances to help shift your jaw into its ideal position and keep your airways open as you rest. This provides ample oxygen flow to your brain, minimizing your risk of developing medical conditions related to your sleep apnea and improving your quality of sleep.
Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry
If you experience dental anxiety or fear, we offer oral conscious sedation dentistry to help you feel more comfortable in our treatment chair. Before your appointment, we’ll prescribe a medication for you to take so that by the time a trusted friend or family member drops you off at our office, you’ll already feel at ease. Because the effects can linger for several hours after your visit, you’ll also need to have someone planned to pick you up.