Get the help you need with Facial Trauma Reconstruction
Facial trauma can have serious health implications, and prompt treatment is crucial for your quality of life. Dr. Choo-Soo Kua works alongside Dr. Kenneth Poznikoff and the rest of our staffat Riverside Dental Clinic in Drumheller, Alberta, to perform surgical reconstruction for patients who have suffered facial trauma. His training and experience as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon allow us to help patients rehabilitate and restore full functionality after an injury to the face, neck, and jaw right here in our community.
The health impacts of facial trauma
While the most obvious effect of facial trauma is your appearance, there are many other complications that can come alongside it. Depending on the location of facial fractures or injury, you may have impaired vision, difficulty breathing, TMJ issues, and difficulty chewing or swallowing. The effects of your injury can vary widely, and Dr. Kua will educate you about all the possible effects of putting off surgery, as well as provide a clear treatment plan to restore functionality to the affected area.
There are also psychological benefits to restoring your appearance and minimizing scarring after a traumatic event. Once your appearance is restored, you may feel much more comfortable going out in public or looking at your face in the mirror. Dr. Kua will work with you to stabilize fractured bones and prevent future complications. Our team will continue to support your oral health through follow-up visits so you can protect your teeth, gums, and jaw for years to come.
What to expect from treatment
Every patient is different, and we will work with you to create a specialized treatment plan to address your concerns. While most broken facial bones are treated in the emergency room initially, their primary goal is to stabilize your condition. There are many reasons why you should seek follow-up care from the dentist. Your injury may have caused bite alignment issues, tooth loss, or you may require further stabilization of injured bones. Our team will perform a thorough exam and use X-rays to determine the full extent of your condition.
Patients who undergo facial reconstruction surgeries should expect to have six weeks of recovery time. It is common to experience swelling and bruising, and you will need to avoid strenuous activity that may interfere with healing. To learn more about how we can help, contact our office in Drumheller, AB, today at (833) 575-1855.