Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have extensive exposure to various head and neck diseases.
Their training not only involves the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases, but also the reconstruction following the necessary treatment. Dr. Thoman has received unique training in the area of head and neck pathology. His training and experience encompasses the treatment of diseases that are commonly seen by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Thoman has received extensive training with board certified Otolaryngologists. This unique exposure to these two disciplines involved in treatment of head and neck pathology allows Dr. Thoman to confidently treat simple to complex diseases while maximizing the patient’s function and facial appearance.
“Intraoral Hemangioma treated with conservative pain free, non-surgical technique with complete resolution”
Before ——– After
Bone Morphogenic Protein or rhBMP
(recombinant human Bone Morphogenic Protein)
We as surgeons are always looking at ways of rebuilding missing architecture while minimizing the discomfort and morbidity for the patient. One of the newer technologies available in the quest is the use of rhBMP or recombinant human Bone Morphogenic Protein. Bone Morphogenic Protein is key natural protein imbedded in bone that directs the body’s process in repairing damaged or broken bones. When this protein becomes exposed through a fracture of the bone or surgical removal of the bone, it strongly stimulates the bone repair process. We have been able to isolate and now reproduce this protein and use it to grow new bone in applications that before required us to use large volumes of bone harvested from the patient’s hip bone or other sites. This transfers the process of rebuilding large bony defects from the hospital setting to the office setting. This saves the patient both discomfort and costs. The size of the defect’s reconstruction is not limited by the patient’s bone available for the reconstruction. There is an unlimited amount of BMP available to reconstruct a defect.