Facial Trauma

Dental Work and Facial Trauma Surgery

Highly-Skilled Board-Certified Oral Surgeons

Our team is trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to manage and treat these emotional and physical traumas. We go beyond just emergency care, offering acute treatment and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation. With a deep understanding of how our treatment influences both function and appearance, our specialists deliver exceptional care.

Our specialists provide emergency coverage at local hospitals, ensuring you receive the immediate care you deserve.

From soft tissue injuries to fractures and damage to special regions, we provide comprehensive care for all types of facial trauma. Trust our specialists to restore both your physical and emotional well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to not only yield the best cosmetic results but also diagnose and treat injuries to facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts. Trust us to provide comprehensive care for all types of facial trauma lacerations.

Treating fractures of the face is similar to treating fractures in other parts of the body. The specific treatment depends on factors like the location and severity of the fracture, the age, and overall health of the patient. While a cast is commonly used to stabilize fractured arms or legs, the face requires different methods. Wiring the jaws together is one option for certain upper and/or lower jaw fractures, while others benefit from small plates and screws surgically placed at the site. This technique, known as “rigid fixation,” promotes healing and eliminates the need for wired jaws. Rigid fixation has greatly improved recovery time for many patients, allowing them to return to normal function faster.

Dealing with tooth injuries is a common occurrence and may require the expertise of different dental specialists. When it comes to fractures in the bone and displaced or knocked out teeth, oral surgeons are usually the ones involved.

These injuries are typically treated with various forms of splinting, such as wiring or bonding teeth together. If a tooth gets knocked out, it should be stored in salt water or milk and the patient should seek immediate attention from a dentist or oral surgeon. It’s important not to wipe the tooth off, as the ligament that holds it in place is crucial for successful replantation.

Other dental specialists, like endodontists who perform root canal therapy or restorative dentists who repair fractured teeth, may also be called upon. Dental implants are often used as replacements for teeth that cannot be saved or repaired. The proper treatment of facial trauma injuries now falls under the expertise of specialists who are well-versed in emergency care, acute treatment, long-term reconstruction, and patient rehabilitation.

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