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Distraction Osteogenesis Can Help Manage Facial Deformities

Posted on 3/20/2019 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Distraction Osteogenesis Can Help Manage Facial DeformitiesFor generations there were two things that a person who had some types of facial deformity could do. He could get a bone graft, which is not an easy procedure.

His other choice was that he would not do anything and learn to live with it. Fortunately, a new option is now around. It is called distraction osteogenesis, and it has helped many people with facial deformities to be able to live a normal life.

The Dental Procedure

In simplest terms, distraction osteogenesis is a surgery in which a bone is slowly and carefully split. This is so that new bone can grow between the two pieces and fill the gap. The body has the power to regenerate, which is why new bone will grow. Distraction osteogenesis is a simpler surgery than a bone graft, and it has a faster healing time. In many cases, it will be outpatient surgery.

Healing from distraction osteogenesis is similar to healing from any other oral surgery. You will be given something to help with pain management. You will also most likely be given an antibiotic so that there will be no infection. Make sure that you take the full course of the antibiotic, there should not be any left.

You will also need to return to our office several times while you are healing. This is so that we can make sure that everything is healing properly. There could be a second minor surgery, but that would just be to remove the device that is needed for the distraction osteogenesis.

Many patients are finally free from facial deformities because of distraction osteogenesis. If you or a loved one would like to learn more about the surgery and also see how it can transform lives, please talk to us about it.

The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants would like to inform you of the enhanced safety protocol developed for our office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association, and local government, we have enhanced our already stringent protocols for hygiene and safety.

•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have twice daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields

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Madison, WI 53713

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