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.
- 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.