An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Trained to Perform Facial Trauma Procedures

Surgical Treatment of Facial Trauma Injuries Explained - Video Transcript

Hello, I’m Dr. Fred Loe of North Tarrant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. I am a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and have obtained a dental degree.

As an oral and maxillofacial Surgeon, I am uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. I have obtained both a dental degree and a certification from the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, allowing me to address all of the issues that arise in a trauma setting. Facial trauma can consist of something as basic as a tooth being knocked out, to complex facial or intraoral lacerations, to even fractured facial bones and jaws. The surgical team at North Tarrant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has been well-trained to perform cosmetic closures of complex facial lacerations to optimize the most esthetic outcome.

During cases of severe facial trauma, I am able to take advantage of my dental degree by reducing or positioning the teeth in their proper place to restore oral function. Sometimes this requires me to utilize dental techniques such as taking impressions and making intraoral surgical guides to properly position the teeth. By placing the teeth into the proper place, I create a framework to build upon to properly reduce the remaining facial bones. I can then draw from extensive oral-surgical experience to properly reduce the remaining facial bones and manage my patients from a medical standpoint, in order to restore oral function and facial esthetics.

For all of your oral surgery needs, please visit us at North Tarrant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. We perform general tooth extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implant placement, and bone grafting procedures, as well as facial trauma surgery and many other facial reconstructive procedures. We service all of Tarrant, Wise, and Parker Counties and look forward to caring for you at our state-of-the-art oral surgery facility. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call our office. Thank you.

What is facial trauma surgery?

If you experience an injury to your mouth, face, or jaw, you will almost always need the attention of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon that is trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, such as Dr. Loe, in Fort Worth, TX, complete four or more years of additional medical education and surgical hands-on training after dental school, which prepares them to correct your injury with precision and ease. Our surgeon determines a surgical treatment plan that will best address his patient’s long-term functional needs and physical appearance.

The most common types of facial trauma injuries include:

  • Fractured facial bones (cheek, nose, or eye socket)
  • Fractured jaws (upper and lower jaw)
  • Facial lacerations
  • Intraoral lacerations
  • Avulsed (knocked-out) teeth

Facial trauma can be caused by a number of incidents, such as sports mishaps, accidents in the home, interpersonal violence, and work-related injuries, and can range from minor injuries of the teeth to extremely severe injuries of the skin and bones of the face. Even though your facial trauma may seem minor, it should not be taken lightly. It is important to have any facial trauma treated immediately as it may impact your ability to breathe, eat, speak, or even see properly.

One major concern of facial trauma patients is the ability to restore physical appearance after their procedure. Our surgeon will provide the best available treatment, using the fewest and most inconspicuous incisions possible and the precise placement of sutures, in combination with a treatment plan for optimum recovery to ensure you receive the desired cosmetic result.

If you have suffered a facial injury of any sort, we encourage you to contact our office immediately.

Where can I get facial trauma surgery near Fort Worth?

At North Tarrant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our surgical staff maintains a state-of-the-art oral surgical facility where patients can have wisdom teeth removed in a safe and comfortable environment. Dr. Fred Loe proudly serves all of Wise, Tarrant, and Parker counties including Lake Worth, Fort Worth, Decatur, Keller, Watauga, Trophy Club, Saginaw, Grapevine, North Richland Hills, Boyd, and more.

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