While you take every measure possible to protect yourself, the world can be a dangerous place. Accidents can happen anywhere, in the car, while playing sports, at work, even at home. Some of these accidents can affect the face and mouth. While many may be minor, there are some accidents that are serious, and may even require reconstructive surgery. Plymouth Ann Arbor Oral & Facial Surgery can help.
What Is Reconstructive Surgery?
When you suffer a facial or oral injury, it can do significant damage. Not only can it affect certain functions, depending upon the region injured, it can also affect your appearance. If your appearance is altered as a result of trauma, it can have a serious effect on your self-esteem. Reconstructive surgery is a term that covers a broad range of procedures that are meant to rebuild the soft or hard tissues of the oral and facial regions. The goal is to reconstruct the affected area of the face, neck or mouth to return you to normal function while restoring your appearance. This can help restore your quality of life, as well as give you back your confidence.
Who Is a Candidate?
Anyone who has suffered loss of facial structure as a result of oral or facial trauma can technically be considered a candidate for reconstructive surgery. There are several factors that can play into setting a specific timeline. The complexity of the trauma, the amount of damage done, the cause of the defect, are all factors that need to be considered. Someone who has been in an auto accident may need to undergo several stages of treatment, restoring soft tissue before undergoing hard tissue restoration. Patients who have lost facial structure as a result of oral cancer are also candidates for reconstructive surgery, as are those who have lost facial structure as a result of an infection.
Reconstructive Surgery Procedures
There are several different types of reconstructive surgery procedures:
If you have suffered an oral or facial injury, it is important to seek treatment quickly. Some of these injuries may require reconstructive surgery. Contact Plymouth Ann Arbor Oral and Facial Surgery today at (734) 455-0710 for more information.