Facial Trauma Surgery | Scottsboro | Huntsville Cosmetic SurgeryFacial trauma injuries are typically encountered in the area of emergency medicine. More than half of the patients with facial trauma injuries experience multi-system trauma that requires coordinated management between emergency physicians and a surgeon specializing in oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as cosmetic surgery.

The dependable and astute Dr. Landon McLain is both an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon, which puts him in an ideal position to treat facial trauma injuries. Dr. McLain is involved with all aspects of trauma treatment, ranging from care of the initial injury through facial reconstruction, including jaw surgery and dental implants.

Dr. McLain offers a complete range of care for facial and oral injuries, from dentoalveolar (tooth and socket) fractures to extensive facial lacerations and fractures. He provides these procedures to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and other suburbs and communities in The Cotton State.

 

Soft Tissue Facial Injuries

Intra oral lacerations as well as lacerations to the face are termed as soft tissue facial injuries. The surgeon will repair them by suturing or stitching. An experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon will carefully assess and treat injuries to the facial nerves and salivary glands and ducts. They will not only address the soft tissue on the face, but also the damaged underlying structures.

 

Bone Injuries of the Maxillofacial Region

It is important to stabilize any fractures of the facial bones, such as jaw, cheek, nose, and eye socket. It may not be possible to apply a cast to the face, and other methods of stabilization will be used. One option is the right fixation approach, whereby surgical placement of small screws and plates will help to stabilize the jaws. This will allow for the bone to heal and is not as restrictive as when the jaws are wired together. Wiring of the jaws is another treatment option, even if more restrictive.

Based on the location of the fracture, the extent of injury, the general health and age of the patient, the surgeon will determine the best treatment approach. An experienced surgeon will create small incisions in discreet locations so that the resulting scar is minimized.

 

Injuries to the Teeth

Injuries to the teeth and surrounding oral structures may require the expertise of an oral surgeon. Advanced treatment from a surgeon is particularly important when the injuries include fractures in the supporting bone, or when the teeth have been knocked out or displaced and an implantation is necessary. Fractured teeth can also be rebuilt or repaired by a specialist.

 

Replacing a Tooth

If a tooth is knocked out, and the patient can preserve it in milk or salt water, there is a possibility to re-insert it into the socket if time is not lost. In other cases, dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth.

The reliable and adroit Dr. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and other towns and suburbs in this part of the American southeast for the treatment of facial trauma injuries. He can help restore the facial and oral function as well as aesthetics using a combination of oral and maxillofacial surgery and cosmetic surgery approaches.

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic plastic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

Defining Jaw Surgery | Huntsville Cosmetic Surgery | Athens | DecaturAbnormalities of the jaw can cause difficulties with basic oral functions such as chewing, speaking, and breathing, and may even compromise the facial aesthetics. Some patients may require jaw surgery to restore the key functions as well as improve facial appearance by making the jaws more symmetrical and proportionate to other facial features.

Dr. Landon McLain is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon providing cutting edge procedures, including jaw surgery.

Dr. McLain is also a qualified and focused cosmetic surgeon, and will create an ideal combination of functional and aesthetic improvements of the jaw. He provides jaw surgery to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and other cities and towns in The Heart of Dixie.

 

Benefits of Jaw Surgery

Jaw surgery can be used to correct both physiological and cosmetic problems related to the jaw. A surgeon with training and experience in both these areas can produce comprehensive and favorable results. Correction of jaw anomalies through surgery can benefit in various ways, including:

  • It can resolve problems such as birth defects of the jaw, growth disturbances or previous trauma that may not be corrected by orthodontic treatment alone
  • It can correct the bite to improve jaw function
  • It can enhance a long-term orthodontic outcome when a bite issue has occurred due to an underlying jaw anomaly
  • It can minimize the overall treatment time in situations where it is possible to cut down the need for orthodontic treatment by repositioning the jawbone
  • It can create a more balanced and attractive facial appearance
  • It can improve breathing by addressing problems associated with sleep apnea
  • In conjunction with speech therapy, it can treat speech abnormalities
  • It may provide relief from pain in the jaw muscles or joints in certain cases

Patients should, however, note that while jaw pain may sometimes improve with the repositioning of the jaw, jaw surgery does not guarantee of reduction or elimination of pain.

 

Procedure

Jaw surgery involves several techniques to place the jawbones, teeth and other related structures into their appropriate anatomical positions. Jaw and bite abnormalities that cannot be corrected by orthodontics alone may require jaw surgery. In such a case, the orthodontist will move the upper and lower teeth into their right positions as per their respective jaws.

The orthodontist will also arrange the bite to create an ideal relationship between the upper and lower teeth. Thereafter, Dr. McLain will perform jaw surgery to correct the position of one or both jaws. In many cases, this procedure will help to extend the orthodontic outcomes and reduce treatment time.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), commonly known as TMJ, is an ailment of the joints or muscles of the jaws. The wise and sterling Dr. McLain will try to avoid jaw surgery to address TMD, and only recommend this option where the patient is experiencing life-altering pain that a more ideal occlusion may improve. Only if conservative therapies fail to provide benefit, he may recommend jaw surgery.

Dr. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and other communities and towns in this part of America for jaw surgery.

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic plastic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

Vital Information Pertaining to Dental Implants | Huntsville | AthensThe emergence of dental implants has a tooth replacement solution have revolutionized the field of restorative dentistry over the last few decades. Cutting edge dental implant techniques and technology have enabled thousands of patients to restore their oral function and aesthetics.

Dental implants are the most sustainable and natural looking tooth replacement solution available today. Once the implant is correctly placed, it requires no special care or maintenance. Dental implants are also useful for patients who wear dentures because extra support and stability can be provided with one or more implants.

 

 

Benefits

Dental implants are an aesthetically superior option to replace missing teeth because they can create natural looking results. The implant can often enhance the smile even better than before. In terms of strength, stability, resilience and longevity, implants are the best dental restoration. In most cases, the implants will last for a very long time, or even permanently.

Dental implants can be fixed as an independent unit, and do not require support of the adjacent healthy teeth, unlike bridges. Therefore, the health of surrounding teeth is not impacted. The implant may also resolve the joint pain or bite issues that may have occurred due to the teeth moving into the missing tooth space.

Implant involves complete tooth replacement, and as a result, it restores the chewing, digestion and speech to a normal level. Implant placement also enhances the facial tissue and bone. Once the natural smile is restored with implants, the patient will be more socially active and personally confident. Patients using dentures or bridges can use implants for added support.

 

How do Dental Implants Work?

Dr. McLain only uses titanium dental implants, which he will surgically place into the jawbone. The implant naturally fuses with the bone, which allows it to perform the function of a strong and permanent tooth root for a replacement tooth. With his training in both oral and maxillofacial surgery and cosmetic surgery, Dr. McLain is ideally placed to perform dental implant procedures.

Dr. McLain will ensure successful and effective function of the implant as well as natural looking and attractive oral aesthetics. Once the implant has fused with the jawbone over a few months, and the bond has acquired strength, he will connect a small post to each implant. The post extends through the gums to hold the replacement tooth structure in place.

The post will not be visible once the patient has been fitted with the replacement tooth. Dr. McLain often makes use of the flapless technique while placing the dental implant. This innovative technique allows him to leave the gums intact, ensuring normal blood flow and minimal risk of discomfort and complications.

In more complex cases, the dedicated and innovative Dr. McLain will make use of CT 3D imaging to gain a clearer view of the upper and lower jaws. This enables him to create optional implant placement to ensure complete success and excellent implant function and appearance. Dr. McClain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas across the horizon in The Cotton State for dental implants.

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic plastic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.