What Is Facial Trauma?
Facial trauma refers to injuries to the jaw and face. These serious injuries can occur due to car accidents, falls, blows to the face, and sports accidents, among other causes.
Common traumatic facial injuries we treat include:
This type of injury includes damage to the teeth, the bone around them, and the gums. It is considered one of the most serious dental conditions. The following injuries may occur:
- Knocked-out (avulsed) or broken teeth
- Fracture of the part of the jawbone that holds the teeth (alveolar process)
- Cuts on the gum and other soft tissue
A broken jaw needs specialty treatment from an oral surgeon to regain full function. Broken jaws cause severe discomfort, difficulty eating and drinking, and breathing problems. The jaw joints can also crack, break, or become dislocated from the skull.
Treatment of Facial Trauma
Patients should always seek emergency medical care if they are in a life-threatening situation. After the patient is stable, an oral surgeon can help them regain function in their teeth, gums, and jaws using specialized procedures.
Why Choose Davis Oral Surgery and Implant Center?
We provide expert care in a friendly, relaxing environment. Our compassionate office staff welcomes all patients and wants to ensure patients have all the information they need to make decisions.
No matter how serious a patient’s injuries may be, we will do our best to make them comfortable and do as much as possible to save their teeth and jaws from further damage.
Frequently Asked Questions About Facial Trauma
Call Davis Oral Surgery & Implant Center
We can help patients who have suffered accidents or traumatic dental injuries. We can restore their appearance and the full function of their teeth and jaws. Please call us at 530-297-7000 to be seen as soon as possible.