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Is reconstructive oral surgery the right choice for me?

What is reconstructive oral surgery, and when would we recommend this procedure? Our Morden dentists share some facts about reconstructive oral surgery, and signs that indicate a patient may need it.

What is reconstructive oral surgery?

From falls to incidents at work, sports injuries, car accidents or facial trauma - accidents happen every day and our dentists understand that an injury to your teeth and mouth can be both frightening and stressful. They can also impact your oral health long-term.

An oral surgeon may recommend a reconstructive oral surgery procedure to restore the appearance and function of your smile. Facial reconstruction surgery can actually be broken into two categories: soft tissue injuries and fractures.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries cover trauma to the gums or skin, such as cuts on the tongue, lips or inside of your cheek. These may also include lacerations to the hard or soft palate.

Fractures

If the bone tissue in your mouth is injured - including the teeth, upper or lower jaw or facial bones - they could need reconstruction.

If you’ve suffered severe facial injuries to the forehead or nasal cavities a larger reconstructive surgery may be required.

As you might imagine, acquiring a jaw defect as a result of trauma or earlier surgery (e.g. ablative tumour surgery) can drastically impact your quality of life in terms of appearance and function – everything from swallowing and eating to speaking, appearance and self-confidence are affected.

You might require facial reconstructive surgery if you receive any of these dental services:

  • Wisdom tooth removal
  • Dental implants
  • Jaw surgery
  • Bone grafting

What does reconstructive surgery involve?

Facial injuries, teeth that have been knocked out and other traumatic injuries to the face and neck can leave patients struggling to eat, speak, chew and live a good quality of life. We use reconstructive surgery procedures to replace damaged or missing teeth, correct issues with the jaw joint and treat gum and jawbone damage. Depending on your injury or circumstance, dental implants or other treatment options may be used to repair bone structure and jaw alignment.

Maxillofacial Reconstruction

Maxillofacial reconstruction can entail a range of procedures, from bone grafting to bone transplants with blood vessels for larger, more complex defects. This dental surgery can correct a wide range of defects, diseases and injuries in the face, neck, head and jaws, as well as the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial area. 

Rehabilitation

After an oral and maxillofacial surgeon has completed the reconstructive oral surgery, the oral cavity (teeth and gums) must be rehabilitated and lost teeth and gums will be replaced so you can speak, eat and swallow normally again.

Though reconstructive oral surgery can sound intimidating, your dental and oral surgery team will answer any questions you may have and address concerns throughout treatment.

Do you have questions about oral surgery or an upcoming procedure? Our Morden dentists can answer any inquiries you may have. Contact us today.

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