Oro-Maxillofacial Trauma & Rehabiliation
Traumatic Rehabilitation & Reconstruction
Did you ever get a black eye, chip a tooth or bruise your cheek ?
If so, you may have experienced a case of facial trauma.
Causes of Trauma
- Automobile accidents
- Sports injuries
- Work related mishaps
- Acts of violence
When serious facial injury occurs, it’s important that you receive immediate and comprehensive care. Dental injuries along with facial fractures are common in maxillofacial emergencies.
Facial trauma involves injuries to
- Soft or hard tissue structure of face
- Neurologic involvement
These injuries affect not only a person’s ability to carry on basic life functions but also their appearance. There is often a strong emotional component to treat as well as a physical one.
An obvious damage to a tooth- chips, fractures, and broken crowns should be treated as soon as possible.
What is Reconstructive Surgery
Fortunately only a few individuals will ever require the need for maxillofacial reconstructive surgery.
- It is the surgical correction of a sizeable acquired defect of the maxillofacial region.
- An individual may experience events that can produce a defect in their head and neck region. The surgery reconstructs these defects.
- We are inclined towards multidisciplinary approach with extensive surgical and prosthodontic rehabilitation.
- Various treatment options for rehabilitation in cases of partial loss of maxilla
- Removable partial dentures
- Fixed partial dentures
- Crowns and bridges
- Teeth- implant supported prostheses.
We aim to restore anatomic, functional and aesthetic functions when serious soft and hard tissue defects are seen. We believe in absolute and discursive treatment of the patient and help them gain legit function and appearance.
CARCINOMA of the oral cavity is the second most common form of cancer in India.
- Usually by the time patient reports to the hospital, the disease is in an advanced stage.
- This necessitates extensive ablative surgery including neck dissection, chemotherapy, and tumour control.
- The cosmetic, functional and psychosocial results of oral cancer may produce devastating effects on the patient, especially if tumour is extensive.
- Various functions are affected like speech, eating, management of oral secretions.
- This requires a well- planned reconstructive technique and extensive rehabilitative management.
The ability to give standard care demands a simultaneous reconstruction of the defect and ensures good quality of life after the cure of cancer.
Advancement and amelioration in reconstructive techniques and new horizons in research in tissue engineering and transplantation technique has changed reconstructive scenario in the present.
We offer a team of proficient and ingenious reconstructive surgeons that plan the reconstruction as well as help to make the patient and family comply with the treatment regime.
HOW THE FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION PROCESS BEGINS?
- To start with, we examine the extent of the problem and the treatment options that can be used to correct it. In particular we examine teeth, gums, jaw muscles, occlusion, aesthetics.
- Examination process requires records of your mouth such as x- rays, photographs, impressions, model of your bite.
- Once we have obtained all info, we make a comprehensive, step-by-step treatment plan to correct all the problems.
- It may involve multiple phases and office visits. It isn’t unreasonable to expect treatment to take months.
- Reconstructive surgeon’s role is to replace missing tissue, restore anatomic, functional and aesthetic functions when serious soft and hard tissue defects are seen.
- When it causes significant defects in maxillofacial region, fabrication of overdentures is done as both hard and soft tissue loss and lip support can be compensated by means of acrylic resin.
- Among the methods for improving soft tissues deficiencies, tissue compatible porcelain provides natural mucogingival aesthetic appealing and functional lip support.
Do visit us for any of the above need !