While you may do everything in your power to protect yourself from injury, accidents can still happen. They can happen anywhere, the car, the sports field, work, even in your own home. In some instances, these injuries can affect your oral and facial regions. Some injuries may be minor, but others can be severe, and you may be in need of reconstructive surgery. At Karl Zeren DDS, we can perform reconstructive surgery, restoring the functions of your mouth and surrounding areas, your appearance, and you're improving your quality of life.
Injuries to the face and mouth can be severe. When these severe injuries occur, they not only affect the functions of your mouth and surrounding structures, they can also affect your appearance. Injuries that affect the way you look can take a serious toll on your confidence. Reconstructive surgery is a term that covers a wide array of different surgical procedures that are used to rebuild the hard and soft tissues of your face and mouth. The main goal is to reconstruct the injured area, restoring its functions, while also working to restore your appearance.
Am I A Candidate For Reconstructive Surgery?
Just about anyone who has suffered an oral or facial injury may be considered a candidate for reconstructive surgery. The severity of these injuries vary. In determining whether or not reconstructive surgery is the best option, we assess the extent of the damage, the complexity of the trauma, the cause of your injury or defect, and more. These factors will also enable us to determine a treatment timeline. For instance, someone who has been involved in a car accident may need to have both hard and soft tissues repaired. Soft tissue injuries are often treated first before moving on to the bone. Other candidates for reconstructive surgery include those who have lost facial structure as a result of oral cancer or those who may have lost facial structure due to infections.
What Procedures Are Involved?
There are numerous procedures that may be involved with reconstructive surgery.
- Dentoalveolar surgery. This surgery is done to remove impacted or infected teeth. It can involve exposing impacted teeth for orthodontic treatment. We may also use this surgery to prepare the area for dentures.
- Dental implants. Implants are the most popular treatment available for replacing missing teeth. A small titanium post is surgically implanted into the jaw, and your bone fuses to it. The post becomes a root that supports your replacement teeth.
- Treating facial trauma. Injuries that occur in the soft tissue, bone, and even the teeth, can be quite complex. We are experts in performing the necessary treatments to give you back your life.
- Pathological disease treatment. Not only can we diagnose a pathological disease, but we can also provide essential treatments.
While some oral and facial injuries are minor and require little to no treatment, others can be serious. These injuries may require reconstructive surgery to restore function and aesthetics. Call Karl Zeren DDS today to learn more at (410) 316-6141.