Click the below categories to learn more about each of the treatments offered in the Division of Dentistry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Bone Marrow Transplant Clearance - Dental
Consultation with a general dentist is an important pre-procedural checkpoint prior to any bone marrow transplant.
Chemotherapy Clearance and Management of Oral Complications
Patients who are planning or undergoing chemotherapy may be referred to a hospital-based general dentist to manage any dental disease and to reduce the risk of complications.
Cleft Lip and Palate
A congenital condition causing esthetic and functional problems with the patient's face and jaw.
Cosmetic dentistry includes a wide range of procedures and services designed to improve or restore your smile.
Dental Rehabilitation - Full Mouth
In the rare cases when full mouth reconstruction is necessary, we are the ideal setting for the patient that requires full-scale replacement using a variety of techniques and technologies.
Endodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on root canals and apical surgery.
Head and Neck Cancer
Patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer may experience an array of functional and esthetic complications.
Heart Surgery Clearance - Dental
Oral infection can be a complicating factor in many types of heart surgery. Our dental staff works with your cardiologist and cardiac surgeon to prepare you for healthy, successful surgery.
Also known as a "bad bite," malocclusion is the misalignment of teeth and jaws.
Trauma to the head and face region caused by accident or injury may result in multi-disciplinary care from a team of dental specialists.
Operating Room Rehabilitation - Dental
In extreme cases, very young children or patients with severe mental or physical disability may require dental treatment in an operating room setting.
A dental specialty that focuses on correcting malocclusion—problems with the alignment of teeth.
It is essential that children and young adults receive preventive and interventive dental care early in life in order to ensure optimal oral health in adulthood.
Periodontics is a dental specialty concerned with gums and gum disease.
Prosthodontics is a dental specialty focused on the replacement of missing teeth with fixed or removable devices.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
Temporomandibular joint disorders may involve a number of structures in the jaw joint.
Click the below categories to learn more about each of the procedures offered in the Division of Dentistry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Professional dental cleanings are essential to maintain oral health and normally should be scheduled twice yearly.
Fillings are used to restore cavities or fractures in teeth.
Implants are used to replace missing teeth or to help improve the retention of a removable dental prosthesis.
Dentures are removable appliances used to replace missing teeth.
Gum Surgery and Gum Grafts
Periodontal (gum) surgery is used for the treatment of gum disease, gum recession and aesthetic augmentation or reduction of the gums.
Invisalign is a method of straightening teeth without traditional orthodontic brackets and wires.
Night Guards (Bruxism)
Night guards are removable acrylic appliances worn on the top or bottom teeth to protect from clenching or grinding (bruxism).
Oral Bone Grafts
Simple bone grafts may be needed to prepare a site for implants or to augment sites compromised by periodontal disease or loss of teeth.
Orthodontic braces involve applying brackets and wires to move the teeth for the purpose of correcting the patient's bite.
Endodontic (root canal) treatment allows the dentist to remove infected nerve and pulp from the tooth while preserving the structure of the tooth for restoration and function.
Scaling and Root Planing
Deep cleaning of the mouth and gums are needed when periodontal disease is present.
Sealants are applied to children's teeth to help guard against the formation of cavities.
A sinus lift is used to move the sinus floor when there is not otherwise enough bone to anchor a dental implant.
When primary (baby) teeth are lost prematurely, space maintainers help guide permanent teeth into place.
Teeth whitening or bleaching can be performed safely in our office by trained professionals.
Tooth bonding involves applying specially engineered materials to repair or restore teeth.
Removal of erupted teeth.