“I was involved in a terrible vehicle accident that severely damaged my face and smile. Dr. McNeel and the team at Ozark Prosthodontics have made me feel like a part of their family since day one. They have invested so much into making my smile perfect, that the results have exceeded all expectations of what my smile could look like. I am so grateful for everything they have done for me. Ozark Prosthodontics is the only place I would recommend. No other business can compete.” – Erica
“Be safe!” It’s a common phrase we say to loved ones when they leave us. And sometimes, even with the best of intentions and precautions, accidents still occur. Following an accident, you may be experiencing a range of emotions—fear, anxiety, pain, and confusion on what to do next —and on top of that, there exists a lingering question as to how to resume life as normal. After all, bearing a visible wound or one that impacts oral function may make it harder to recover both physically and emotionally.
Trauma to the face, regardless of how minor, often causes severe injuries. Oral trauma can include any form of external damage or injury to the teeth, gums, mouth, or jaw. Common causes of oral trauma include car accidents, sports injuries, physical assault, and even everyday activities. Teeth can have internal fractures that make them susceptible to breaking later. Teeth can fracture and cause pain. Jaw joints can often flair up a decade after the accident. Your teeth might instantly become extremely sensitive. At Ozark Prosthodontics, we understand the challenges you are facing, and we are here to help. We specialize in the treatment of all forms of oral trauma and have the expertise and technology to help you get back to your life and feel your best.
Can Medical Insurance Help?
Yes! Most medical insurance plans have coverage for helping to fix/replace natural teeth if they have been injured due to an accident. To help demonstrate the trauma, it is imperative that you do 2 things: 1. Get help as fast as possible. Meaning please see your doctor, dentist, or go to the emergency room. Most medical insurance plans give you a few days to get help. Please get help. 2. Get an appointment with us in Fayetteville, AR as soon as possible. Our treatment coordinators will guide you through the rest of the process.
Our OP doctors focus exclusively on complicated cases. Consequently, our doctors treat more rare conditions than most doctors see in a lifetime. We are renowned for using technology to assist with diagnosing and designing solutions for our patients. We are pioneers in creating more effective, less traumatic, and longer lasting treatment. Our team has completed advanced training in surgery and prosthetics. Our patients benefit from that quest by receiving not only the best treatments to minimize the impact of trauma and will also give them the best chance at a high quality of life.
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Following an accident, you may be experiencing a range of emotions—fear, anxiety, confusion—and on top of that, there exists a lingering question as to how to treat residual trauma and resume life as normal. After all, bearing a visible wound or one that impacts oral function may make it harder to recover both physically and emotionally.
At Ozark Prosthodontics, we understand the challenges you are facing, and we are here to help. We specialize in the treatment of all forms of oral trauma and have the expertise and technology to help you get back to your life and feel your best. To learn more about our process and how we may be able to help you, please read on or contact our Fayetteville, AR team directly.
What Is Considered Oral Trauma?
Before discussing our treatment methods, it’s important to understand what constitutes oral trauma. Oral trauma can include any form of damage or injury to the teeth, gums, mouth, or jaw. Common causes of oral trauma include car accidents, sports injuries, physical assault, and even everyday activities. Depending on the severity of your injury and its location, you may be in need of emergency treatment.
Evaluation At Ozark Prosthodontics
When you come to Ozark Prosthodontics, our team will evaluate the severity of your oral trauma in order to provide the best treatment plan possible. Our evaluation process includes taking x-rays, performing a physical exam of your mouth and teeth, and discussing your overall medical history with you. Once we have an accurate assessment, our team can develop a plan of treatment that is best suited to your individual needs.
Treatment At Ozark Prosthodontics
Depending on the type and severity of your oral trauma, our team may recommend one or multiple treatments. Some common treatments for oral trauma at Ozark Prosthodontics include:
- Crowns, bridges, and dental implants to replace missing teeth or restore damaged teeth
- Root canals and fillings to repair decay or fracture damage
- Oral surgery to remove and reconstruct damaged or deteriorated teeth
- Maxillofacial surgery to correct jaw alignment or other issues
- Orthodontic treatments to correct bite irregularities
The goal of treatment is to restore your oral health and function while also achieving a beautiful smile. Our team takes the time to explain each treatment option in detail so that you understand and consent to the recommended plan of care.
Why Choose Ozark Prosthodontics?
When it comes to oral trauma, you want to make sure that you’re receiving the best treatment possible. At Ozark Prosthodontics, we have extensive experience treating all forms of oral trauma and are dedicated to providing the highest level of care. Our team is highly skilled and experienced in the latest technology and methods, so you can rest assured that your treatment will be tailored to your individual needs. Beyond our qualifications, you will also find that our specialists are compassionate and understanding of your particular situation. Our approach to this form of treatment is always led with gentle care and understanding.
If you are in need of treatment for oral trauma, contact Ozark Prosthodontics today. We look forward to helping you feel your best and get back to living life to the fullest.