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. Our doctor determines a surgical treatment plan that will best address his patient’s long-term functional needs and physical appearance.
The Nature of Maxillofacial Trauma
Facial trauma can be caused by many incidents, such as sports mishaps, accidents in the home, interpersonal violence, and work-related injuries, and can range from minor injuries to the teeth to extremely severe injuries of the skin and bones of the face. Even though your facial trauma may seem small, it should not be taken lightly. It is important to have any facial injury treated immediately as it may impact your ability to breathe, eat, speak, or even see properly.
Soft Tissue Injuries of the Maxillofacial Region
Traumatic soft tissue injuries are typically witnessed in the emergency room by plastic surgeons. Although they are rarely life threatening, the treatment is often complicated. The results are often significant for patients. Though injury patterns vary considerably, treatment options are widely available.
Bone Injuries of the Maxillofacial Region
Fractures to the maxillofacial region typically involve the frontal bones and frontal sinus region. Furthermore, fractures involve the maxilla, nasal bones, naseothmoidal complex, zygomaticomaxillary complex, and orbital floor.
Injuries to the Teeth & Surrounding Dental Structures
There are several useful procedures designed to help those who experience immense facial trauma. The options and solutions are near limitless. We’ll factor in the type of injury, location, and your goals when moving forward.