Since 2002, Dr. Coyne and his team at Southeastern Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons have been providing specialty care. We combine exceptional customer service and state-of-the-art services in a clean and professional yet welcoming environment. Our team strives to help you feel as comfortable as possible while in our care, so that you can receive the treatment you need for an improved, healthier smile!
Helping Patients Achieve Healthy, Functional & Beautiful Smiles
If you have missing teeth, dental implants may be right for you. Implants are titanium screws that are surgically placed into the gum tissue. After a period of a few months, the post will meld to the jawbone, creating a secure foundation for the crown restoration.
Dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth. Mini dental implants can even be used to support upper or lower dentures. Implants are much more secure than removable dentures. They look like and function as real teeth, allowing patients to have improved chewing and speaking ability. Receiving dental implants can prevent additional bone loss, increased risk of gum disease and shifting of teeth, which are often results of maintaining a gap in the smile.
When a tooth has experienced trauma or severe decay, an extraction may be necessary. An extraction allows us to replace the tooth, eliminating the pain, discomfort and decreased function of a severely broken or decayed tooth.
Following the extraction, we will discuss your tooth-replacement options. Options include dentures, a bridge, or a dental implant. Without a tooth replacement, you have increased risk of gum and jaw bone damage, as well as shifting of the rest of the teeth. Dr. Coyne can work with you to determine which replacement option is best for your needs.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are the third molars, or the teeth farthest back in the smile. They usually erupt during the late teens or early twenties. Often, these molars are impacted, meaning they are coming in at an angle that threatens the alignment of the rest of the teeth. In addition, because impacted teeth are difficult to reach, they are challenging to clean and are more subject to cavities and infection. That’s why it is necessary for impacted wisdom teeth to be removed. An x-ray during your routine dental checkup can determine if the wisdom teeth are impacted and require extraction.
During a wisdom teeth removal, you will receive a local anesthetic to numb the extraction site. More nervous patients can receive general anesthesia as well. Because of the location of the wisdom teeth, they are not necessary for a functional smile, and therefore they don’t need to be replaced.
As a part of our mission to help our patients have the most comfortable experience possible while in our care, we offer a variety of anesthesia options, including:
• Local anesthesia to numb the procedure site
• General anesthesia through an IV so patients can sleep through the procedure
• IV sedation, which allows patients to deeply relax but not fall asleep during the procedure
• Inhalation anesthesia, often used for children. Children breathe in a mixture of anesthetic gases and oxygen. Then, an IV is inserted to provide further sedation or general anesthesia.
• Hospital-based anesthesia, used for patients with certain medical diseases or special needs, or for very young children. Dr. Coyne treats patients using general anesthesia at Brockton Hospital.
Other services we offer include:
• Oral Pathology
• Bone Grafting
• Impacted Canines
• Sleep Apnea
• Cyst and Tumor Removal
• Oral Surgery for those with Special Needs
• And more