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Learn More About a Full Mouth Rehabilitation
We can complete a full mouth rehabilitation when our patients are in an accident or suffer major oral trauma. We complete full mouth reconstructions when someone is hurt at work while playing sports, or in a car wreck. This level of trauma is not simply fixing a chipped tooth but addressing multiple problems at the same time.
Occasionally, a full mouth rehabilitation even involves jaw surgery. If you or a family member is in this situation, we recommend that you visit our Easton office right away so that we can begin to correct the damage to your teeth and help you to feel comfortable again.
What is involved in a full mouth rehabilitation?
This is completely dependent upon the extent of the damage, and each cause is unique. While one patient may have broken the majority of their teeth, another may have had them knocked out. The only way to create a treatment plan is to conduct a physical examination and to take X-rays so that we can determine what all of the issues are. Next, we will create a treatment plan that addresses issues in order of priority. Urgent matters like restoring a damaged tooth will be first, even if we use a temporary solution to prevent any further injury or an infection.
Afterward, we can address more long-term problems like replacing missing teeth. Keep in mind that after this level of damage, the procedures may take several months to complete. It is important to do the work steadily but not rush through it because that can cause further damage to the teeth and gums. If you are in this situation, we will provide you with a detailed treatment plan and make adjustments based on your input and goals.
What is the recovery process like after a full mouth rehabilitation?
That depends on past procedures. We will typically complete the procedures in stages and each procedure has its own recovery process. For example, if the patient has a dental crown to restore a damaged tooth, it may be a couple of weeks from the time we start before the tooth feels 100 percent. If we are replacing lost teeth with dental implants, it will take a week or so to recover after the implant surgery. However, the entire process can take a couple of months to complete since we are waiting for the process of osseointegration to take place.
You will be entirely comfortable during this time but will not have the final tooth. When creating your treatment plan, we will look for ways to minimize any discomfort or irritation so that you can feel better as quickly as possible. We will also give you a detailed plan that includes information on the recovery process and timeframe after each procedure. This will help you to plan ahead with work and your other obligations. A full mouth rehabilitation is a major undertaking so feel free to ask us as many questions as you need during your consultation.
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