If you were involved in an accident in which you lost a couple of teeth, or need some implants in Burke, VA, the experienced physicians at Burke Dental Implants can help. This team of professional maxillofacial specialists will get your great smile back in no time!
The mouth, being an essential part of the body, needs to be kept clean and free of disease. Regular brushing of the teeth and cleaning all parts of the mouth, including the gums, palate, tongue, and other areas within the oral cavity, keep the mouth healthy. The most common dental illnesses associated with poor oral hygiene include tooth decay and gum illnesses, such as gingivitis and periodontitis.
Bad breath is also a common problem that can be caused by poor oral hygiene or other issues within the body.
Health problems affecting parts of the mouth and jaw may require advanced medical attention, such as surgery. Oral surgery is any surgical procedure performed by a dental specialist in and around the mouth. There are several surgical procedures performed, and few of them include tooth extraction, dental implants, gum grafts, impacted wisdom teeth, and root canal, among many others.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery specializes in the surgical treatment of many conditions affecting the area around the mouth, jaws, face, head, and neck and surrounding tissues and organs. People seek treatment for many reasons ranging from routine checkups to more complex interventions such as reconstructive surgery.
In cases of severe facial trauma, congenital defects or tumors in the facial areas, OMS treatments involve reconstruction of bones and soft tissue. Cosmetic surgery is a widely used form of maxillofacial surgery.
Dental implants are some of the more common procedures carried out by oral surgeons. This is a procedure used to replace missing teeth and involves the embedding of a titanium root into the jawbone below the gum line to hold an artificial tooth. The titanium root fuses with the jawbone giving stable support to the artificial tooth.
Facial trauma or maxillofacial trauma refers to physical trauma to the face mostly caused by accidents. It mainly involves soft tissue injury such as lacerations, bruises, and burns, but also can involve more severe injuries such as fractures to the facial bones such as the jaws, nose, cheek, forehead or any other part of the face. Most common injuries to the face are caused by vehicle crashes and wounds from sports injuries or violent incidents.
Typical treatment for facial injury may include the stitching of open wounds, bandaging, and fixing broken or fractured bones.
Plasma, mainly made up of water, salts and proteins is the liquid component of blood that carries the red and white blood cells and platelets. It offers a suitable medium for blood cells to circulate throughout the body, delivering life-giving oxygen to your various body organs and fighting infections as a component of the immune system. Platelets are cells within the blood that help the blood form clots on wounds.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a procedure used by surgeons to quicken the healing of musculoskeletal organs with a concentration of the patients own platelets. Surgeons draw blood from the patient, isolate the platelets and inject the concentrated platelet-rich plasma back into the patient.
Surgeons are increasingly using this technique to treat problems like Achilles tendon ruptures, tennis elbow, and other soft tissue injuries.