Facial Trauma

Facial Trauma

At Elevation Center, we are trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to manage and treat oral and facial trauma. Causes of facial trauma such as motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, sports injuries, inter-personal violence, and work-related injuries. Examples of these injuries include:

Facial Lacerations

Soft tissue injuries such as facial lacerations are repaired by suturing. In addition to the obvious concern of providing a repair that yields the best cosmetic result possible, care is taken to inspect for and treat injuries to structures such as facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts (or outflow channels).

Facial Bone Fractures

Fractures of the bones of the face are treated in a manner similar to the fractures in other parts of the body. The specific form of treatment is determined by various factors, which include the location of the fracture, the severity of the fracture, the age, and the general health of the patient.
The majority of facial fractures are treated and stabilized by the surgical placement of Titanium Plates and Screws. This allows for healing and obviates the necessity of having the teeth wired together. This has profoundly improved the recovery period for many patients, allowing them to return to normal function more quickly.
Cosmetically-favorable incisions are made to access the facial bones. These are designed to be small and, whenever possible, are placed so that the resultant scar is hidden.

Dental Injuries

These types of injuries are treated by splinting (stabilizing by wiring or bonding teeth together). If a tooth is knocked out, it should be placed in saltwater or milk. The sooner the tooth is re-inserted into the dental socket, the better chance it will survive. Therefore, the patient should see a dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. Never attempt to wipe the tooth off, since remnants of the ligament that hold the tooth in the jaw are attached and are vital to the success of replanting the tooth. Other dental specialists may be called upon such as endodontists, who may be asked to perform root canal therapy, and/or restorative dentists who may need to repair or rebuild fractured teeth. In the event that injured teeth cannot be saved or repaired, dental implants are often utilized as replacements for missing teeth.
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