Head and Neck Specialty Services

Head and Neck Specialty Services

Head and Neck Specialty Services services offered in Norwalk, CT

Head and Neck, or maxillofacial services, involve repairing or amending structures in your mouth, face, and throat. Because this specialized type of service can be complex, you can feel confident that the Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates, and the team can help. We offer comprehensive maxillofacial consultations in Norwalk, Connecticut. Book your maxillofacial evaluation online, or call your closest office directly to schedule.

Head and Neck Specialty Services Q&A

Why do I need maxillofacial services?

Maxillofacial (and oral) procedures are a unique specialty of dentistry that involves diagnosing and treating a wide variety of issues pertaining to your mouth, jaw, face, and neck. You may need maxillofacial services to:

  • Prepare your mouth and gums for periodontal (gum disease) treatment 
  • Relieve jaw pain (temporomandibular joint or TMJ) 
  • Treat sleep apnea and oral issues that affect your quality of sleep

Your entire procedure is tailored to your specific condition and concerns. Because maxillofacial specialists have extensive experience in general and cosmetic procedures, you can feel confident that you’re going to get the solution you need.

What happens during a maxillofacial consultation?

During your maxillofacial consultation at Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates, your maxillofacial specialist sits down with you and discusses all of your concerns. Not only do they perform a comprehensive oral exam, but they may also:

  • Take X-ray images
  • Go over your previous health history
  • Ask about your family medical history
  • Get a list of all of your current medications

If surgery is needed, your specialist talks with you about your options and lets you know what happens during surgery.

What do maxillofacial services involve?

At Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates, the team provides several maxillofacial services, including: 

Gum disease treatment

If you have advanced gum disease, your provider may perform a procedure called scaling and root planing, which involves cleaning deep pockets of plaque from beneath the gumline. 

They use a scaling tool to carefully reach beneath your gumline, and then smooth the roots and attach the gums to the teeth once again. 

Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates also offers OraVital®, a nonsurgical treatment used to treat advanced gum disease (periodontitis). 


TMJ treatment 

Your temporomandibular joints allow you to bite and chew comfortably, but when they become damaged, it can lead to discomfort and jaw pain. 

TMJ treatment may involve oral appliance therapy, in which a custom night guard is molded to the shape of your teeth to correct your bite, or orthodontics to gradually shift your teeth and jaw into better alignment. 


Sleep apnea treatment 

Sleep apnea causes you to repeatedly stop breathing throughout your sleep. The pauses in breathing cause the muscles in the back of the throat to collapse, closing off the airway and causing you to wake up to resume normal breathing.

Your provider may recommend dental appliances to move the lower jaw forward and increase the size of your airway so you’re able to breathe comfortably while sleeping. 

Schedule your maxillofacial consultation at Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates today. Book online or over the phone.

Head & Neck Specialty Services