At Honest Oral Surgeon, we want to prepare our patients with the information they need to handle any dental issues they encounter throughout their lives. Facial trauma and injuries to the jaw are common problems that you may have to deal with, and we are ready to help you overcome such difficulties as painlessly as possible. The swift and effective treatment we offer is the best way to ensure that you maintain your dental health at the highest standard.
What Is Facial Trauma?
Before looking into treatment, it is important for you and our dentists to identify whether you have suffered facial trauma and what type it is. Soft tissue injuries are a type of facial trauma that has affected your skin or gums. Bone injuries include dents or fractures to the bones within your face. Injuries to special regions pertain to sensitive areas such as salivary glands, facial nerves, or your eyes. Once you have determined which type of facial trauma you’ve suffered, we can take the next step of determining the proper treatment for it.
Causes of Facial Trauma
- Motor vehicle accidents.
- Accidental falls.
- Sports injuries.
- Interpersonal violence.
- Work-related injuries.
Who Will Help Me With Facial Trauma?
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is the type of specialist we will provide you if you have suffered facial trauma. These surgeons receive extensive training in tooth extractions and injury repair. With their expertise in intravenous sedation and general anesthesia, they will safely help you undergo the proper surgery with minimal fuss or pain. In addition to your physical care, these specialists also impart emotional care with a complete understanding of how the treatment provided can affect the patient’s long-term appearance and function.
Treating Facial Trauma
The treatment you receive will reflect the type of facial trauma that you have suffered. Lacerations and other kinds of soft tissue injuries are often repaired by suturing. Bone injuries can be treated with jaw wiring or the implementation of small plates & screws at the involved site. If you have suffered an injury to a special region, the treatment can vary widely depending on what happened, so please call us at (949) 298-4078 so we can help you determine the proper procedure.
Facial Trauma That Affects Your Health
It is common for facial trauma to result in isolated damage to your teeth, and we are prepared to help you with any such injuries that have occurred. If you have had a tooth knocked loose, make sure to place it in milk or salt water and call us immediately. Our dentists can help replant teeth that have been displaced through the use of wire stabilization or tooth bonding. If your teeth have been fractured, we are ready to assist you with root canal therapy or dental implants along with the advice of restorative dentists.
Though facial trauma is painful, at Honest Oral Surgeon, we will make sure that your care and treatment will not be. Our dentists are skilled and uniquely qualified to treat and manage any facial trauma you have suffered. If you are in need of our expert services, call us today at (949) 298-4078.