Full Mouth Restoration
Full mouth reconstruction involves the use of a medical team rather than a single specialist, since many different components of the mouth need work. Extreme tooth and bone decay, trauma, erosion, joint and muscle conditions, and other ailments may cause the need for full mouth reconstruction. Additionally, ongoing treatment after a reconstruction may also be required. For example, if you experienced tooth damage due to grinding them at night during sleep, a mouthguard may need to be worn. Oral & Facial Surgery is knowledgeable about the various components of full mouth reconstruction.
Treatment for Dental Conditions
Disease and injury causing the need for reconstruction must be treated first. Otherwise, the structures would just become damaged again. Gum disease treatment involves scaling and root planing, procedures needed to remove existent bacteria and prevent the bacteria pocket from reforming. This treatment is performed at a dental or periodontal office. Injuries may require tooth extraction and other repairs to the teeth and gums. Additionally, treatment often involves a round of antibiotics and pain medicine. We may also start tissue regeneration or place a bone graft to create a base for the reconstruction procedures.
Your teeth are the most obvious component of full mouth reconstruction. Our oral & maxillofacial surgeon first performs an evaluation of the existent teeth with a basic visual exam and dental x-rays. This gives them vital information on the best way to restore your teeth.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Recovery
Every person’s treatment and recovery will look different. You could be fully healed within weeks or you could still be recovering several months later. We will likely need to perform several different procedures at different times, so this would affect the recovery timeline as well.
Highly invasive procedures require local and general anesthesia, the effects of which take several hours to wear off. Incisions heal within a few days typically but could take a couple of weeks if they are larger or you have a weaker immune system.
Call Oral & Facial Surgery in the Lewiston/Clarkston region at 208-743-1640 or in the Moscow/Pullman region at 509-330-5020 to learn more about full mouth reconstruction.