Division of Dentistry

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Periodontics

Periodontics is a dental specialty concerned with gums and gum disease.

Periodontal or gum disease not only can adversely affect oral function and esthetics, but also can adversely affect general health.  Recent evidence shows an association between periodontal disease and heart attacks and strokes.  Gum disease makes diabetes more difficult to control and vice versa.  Periodontal health plays a crucial role in overall health.

Periodontal Diseases

Periodontal diseases, also called gum diseases, are serious bacterial infections that destroy the gums and the surrounding tissues of the mouth.

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Mass General Dental Group – Boston

165 Cambridge Street
Suite 401
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-1076
Fax: 617-724-6681

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

Click here for directions to our Boston dental center, which is located about three blocks from the main hospital (adjacent to Whole Foods). Visitors should select '165 Cambridge Street' on the hospital map page.

Mass General Dental Group – Danvers

Endicott Medical Offices
104 Endicott Street
Suite 101
Danvers, MA  01923
Phone: (978) 882-6600
Fax: (978) 882-6677

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

Click here for directions to our Danvers dental center.

If you would like to schedule an appointment at either our Boston or Danvers practice, please call the appropriate number above.