Norwood MA Office
1 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA 02062
By the age eighteen, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors and canines) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces.
The back teeth or molar teeth are used to grind food into a consistency suitable for swallowing. The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. >>Read more about Wisdom Teeth Removal.
Tooth extraction is accomplished in complete comfort at our office using any one of the following anesthetic methods: local anesthesia, intravenous general anesthesia (asleep), intravenous conscious sedation, nitrous oxide gas anesthesia with local anesthesia, oral sedation with local anesthesia. >>Read more about Tooth Extractions.
Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry by changing the way we replace missing teeth. Unlike older, traditional restorative procedures (bridges, partial dentures and full dentures) dental implants do not compromise the esthetics, function or integrity of remaining natural teeth. >>Read more about Dental Implants.
Bone loss can occur in the upper and lower jaws for several reasons. Localized bone loss often occurs around diseased teeth due to periodontal (gum) disease, fractured teeth, traumatic injuries and dental infections. >>Read more about Bone Grafting.
An impacted tooth simply means that it is “stuck” and cannot erupt into proper position. Wisdom teeth are the most frequently impacted teeth in the mouth. Since they are the last teeth to erupt, there is usually insufficient space to accommodate them and they remain impacted in the jaw bone. >>Read more about Exposure of Impacted Teeth.
The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis (full denture or partial denture) is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery. >>Read more about Pre-Prosthetic Surgery.
Injuries to the face impart a high degree of emotional as well as physical trauma to patients. Management of facial trauma requires professionals who are experienced in emergency care, treatment of acute injuries and long term reconstruction and rehabilitation. >>Read more Facial Trauma & Dental Injury.
Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws don't meet correctly due to an abnormality in the position and/or size of the upper and lower jaws. >>Read more about Corrective Jaw Surgery.
Oral pathology can involve soft tissue (mucosa) or hard tissue (bone).The mouth is lined with a special type of skin called mucosa. >>Read more about Oral Pathology & Oral Cancer Screening.
TMJ is an abbreviation commonly used for temporomandibular joint, the paired right and left jaw joints that connect the mandible (lower jaw) to the skull. >>Read more about Temporomandibular Joint Disorders.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is exactly what its name suggests. The substance is a by-product of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets. >>Read more about Platelet Rich Plasma.
While Dr. Turesky treats patients of all ages, a large portion of his professional time is devoted to treating Pediatric and Adolescent patients. >>Read more about Pediatric Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
A frenum is a small muscle attachment in the mouth that extends from the lips to the gums and from the tongue to the floor of the mouth. >>Read more about Frenectomy.
An incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone and surrounding inflamed tissue. A small window is created in the bone in the region of the root apex (tip of the root). >>Read more about Apicoectomy.