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East Lyme Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Facial Trauma Surgery
East Lyme, CT

Close up of a woman touching her jaw indicating facial pain at East Lyme Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryDid you know that men who are between the ages of 20 to 40 are two times more susceptible to facial traumas as compared to women of the same age? Facial traumas are medically referred to as maxillofacial traumas. Facial injuries can be sustained in a lot of ways, such as while playing sports, in a car accident, during a fight or physical attack, or as a result of accidents like slipping, falling or tripping.

Facial traumas include all the following types of injuries:
•  Facial fractures
•  Broken jawbones, cheekbones or nose
•  Bruises
•  Burns
•  Soft tissue injuries
•  Lacerations
•  Tooth damage
•  Injury to the eye sockets

To treat facial traumas and restore your facial features, you will need facial trauma surgery, sometimes with sedation. Maxillofacial and oral surgery is one of the most difficult and delicate surgical procedures in the world. It must be performed with absolute care and precision to ensure that the look and function of a person’s face are repaired and restored completely. Our face is our first and foremost mark of identity. Without its proper restoration, people will be unable to recognize us.

There are many kinds of facial trauma surgeries that are performed to reconstruct our face and replace the broken bones and teeth. Some of them are discussed below:

Full Mouth Restoration

Full mouth restoration or full mouth reconstruction is an advanced surgical procedure that combines dentistry and cosmetic surgery to replace all of your broken teeth and jawbones. A prosthodontist is an ideal person to perform such a surgical procedure. If your face sustained a severe injury and was partially deformed in the process, then a full-mouth restoration surgery will be performed to mend your broken jawbones and replace your broken teeth with new teeth.
It can take multiple sittings to completely restore your face to its original look, but it is worth the wait.

Dental Implants

Patients who lose multiple teeth as a result of facial traumas are advised to get dental implants to replace their broken teeth. Dental implants act as artificial roots for your replacement teeth. They firmly hold the new tooth in place and are a permanent solution for broken teeth. Unlike dentures, crowns and dental bridges, the replacement teeth that are fixed using dental implants cannot slip out.

Prior to the dental implant surgery, your maxillofacial surgeon will take scans of your jawbone to ensure that your jawbone has sufficient bone volume to support dental implants.
If your jawbone is healthy and strong, then small metallic screws will be drilled inside your jawbone to act as the roots. A small part of the metallic screw that is known as the abutment extends out of the gum tissues so that later, the replacement teeth can be fixed on it.

However, it is to be noted that before fixing the new teeth, you will have to wait for approximately three months to let the dental implants fuse completely with your jawbone. This is known as osseointegration, and it makes sure that your implant supported dentures look and function just like your real teeth.

For patients who have lost almost all of their teeth as a result of severe facial traumas, a procedure known as The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is recommended as an alternative to dentures. All-on-4 is when more than four dental implants are inserted in each of your jawbones (upper as well as lower), and these dental implants work as connecting points for the dental bridges that will be used to replace the broken teeth.

Bone Grafting

If the injury has been sustained on your jawbone, then your maxillofacial surgeon will perform a bone grafting surgery to repair the fractures in your jawbone. During the bone grafting surgery, pieces of bones from other parts of your body, such as the hip bone or leg bone, will be used and grafted or infused together with your jawbone to restore its structure.
However, in some cases, synthetic bone materials are used for reconstruction. This is when the body’s immune system rejects the grafting process, and the antibodies start to attack the piece of bone that has been infused together with the jawbone.

Like all major surgeries, bone grafting has a downtime of a month or more.
At East Lyme Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery we have the best maxillofacial surgeons in town. Give us a call today at (860) 934-7809 to book your appointment and receive the best facial trauma surgery for your facial injuries.

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