At Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center, our oral surgeons are uniquely qualified to treat all sorts of facial injuries, and they understand the severe physical and emotional damage facial injuries can cause. Their hands-on surgical training and experiences allow them to restore both the function and the appearance of your face and mouth after an injury. The oral structures are delicate and require great care and precision, which our team of experts will provide every step of the way.
Facial trauma injuries cause serious long-term damage if not treated immediately. Our surgical team will see you as soon as possible to treat your facial trauma injury, in most cases the same day you call. Schedule an appointment with one of our expert oral surgeons at any of our Michigan offices, located in Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, Owosso, Oxford, and Midland if you are seeking professional treatment for a facial injury.
Types of Facial Injuries
Car accidents, sports injuries falls, and other mishaps can all cause facial trauma injuries. Oral surgeons treat the following types of facial injuries:
- Facial lacerations
- Broken or knocked-out teeth
- Cuts inside the mouth (intraoral lacerations)
- Fractured facial bones (eye socket, cheekbone, nose, etc.)
- Fractured or dislocated jaws
If you experience any of these injuries, our oral surgeons will provide you with the attentive care that you need.
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Treating a Facial Injury
The bones, muscles, and other structures of the face all work together to perform daily functions like smiling and eating. Oral surgeons are trained to restore this delicate balance while also preserving the aesthetics of the face after a facial trauma injury. Our offices are equipped with advanced 3D scanning technology to track your progress throughout treatment, and we offer anesthesia options to keep you as comfortable as possible during any procedure.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Depending on the severity, most facial cuts are treated by suturing. Your surgeon will suture your injury in a manner that produces the most aesthetically pleasing cosmetic results. Oral surgeons can also ensure that any injuries to surrounding structures, like facial nerves or glands, are recognized and treated appropriately.
Facial Bone Fractures
Most of the time, the fracture must be stabilized to allow for proper healing. Oral surgeons can surgically implant medical-grade wires, plates, or screws to hold facial bones in place while they heal. Oral surgeons are experts in performing facial surgeries in the least invasive manner possible, strategically placing incisions to achieve the most attractive results.
Tooth and Mouth Injuries
The sooner the tooth is brought to a dental professional, the better the chances of saving the tooth. If your tooth is knocked out, place it in some whole milk and bring it to the office as soon as possible. Do not try to clean the tooth, as you can damage the tissues attached to the tooth root that holds the tooth in place.
If a knocked-out or damaged tooth cannot be saved, our surgeons may be able to provide a replacement with dental implants. However, our goal is to preserve the health of your natural smile whenever possible.
Types of Anesthesia
Local, Nitrous Oxide, and IV Sedation