Injuries to the face bear a lot of physical and emotional trauma. Our aim is to try our best to restore the patient’s appearance and long term function.
Types of Facial Trauma
Facial trauma includes teeth that have been knocked-out, Fractured Jaws (upper & lower), Fractured Facial Bones (eye socket, cheek & nose), Facial and intra-oral lacerations.
Causes of Facial Trauma
- sports injuries
- motor vehicle accidents
- interpersonal violence
- accidental falls
- work-related injuries.
Soft Tissue Injuries:
Soft tissue injuries are repaired by suturing. We take special care to ensure the best cosmetic results and that your facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts are intact and functioning properly.
Fractures to the bones in your face are treated similarly to fractures in other parts of your body. The form of treatment is dependent upon the location of the fracture, how severe the fracture is, age, and your general health. A cast is often used when an arm or leg is fractured, but since a cast cannot be placed on your face, we have other methods to stabilize facial fractures. Sometimes jaws are wired together for fractures to the upper and/or lower jaw. Other types of jaw fractures are treated by surgically placing small plates and screws at the injury site. This technique is often favored because jaws do not need to be wired together and can still allow for necessary healing. This type of procedure allows patients to return to normal function quickly.
We ensure your appearance will be minimally affected by accessing facial bones using the fewest incisions necessary. All necessary incisions are small and place so the resultant scar is hidden.