Facial Trauma Surgery
Facial trauma is a devastating event that can be caused by a variety of circumstances and can range from mild to severe. Facial trauma can be attributed to trauma that affects either the bones or the skin of the face. After facial trauma, diagnosis and treatment should happen quickly to ensure proper treatment and a faster return to a normal life. Facial trauma can also be more devastating than what is seen on the surface, and therefore should be investigated by professionals to determine the extent of damage and a thorough treatment plan. If you have suffered facial trauma, our professional team at San Tan Oral Surgery can help you begin your healing path.
What is Facial Trauma?
Facial trauma can happen for a variety of reasons. Though accidents (including vehicular accidents) are often a leading cause, facial trauma can also be caused through sporting activities, falls, fights, or even everyday activities where an accident simply happens. There are two main types of facial trauma that can occur: soft tissue injuries and bone injuries. You also may have had damage to your teeth, or a tooth knocked out with facial trauma; our team of professionals can help with that as well.
Soft Tissue Trauma and Bone Trauma
Soft tissue facial trauma is normally easily fixed and can heal quickly. This type of injury usually involves lacerations of some type and includes puncture or penetration wounds. Soft tissue facial trauma surgery usually includes cleaning of the wound and stitches. Proper care is taken by our professional team to make sure that the natural appearance of your skin will be repaired as much as possible while the underlying workings of your skin including glands, ducts, and nerve endings are not damaged.
Bone trauma in the face can happen to the nose, cheek bones, jaws, or orbital sockets. Fractures of the bone can occur in many scenarios, can be extremely painful and can cause disfigurement in the face. Bone trauma is normally fixed by an experienced doctor trying to reduce or reset the fracture. This may include plates, wiring, or other devices to help hold the bones together until they can heal in the correct position.
Teeth that are damaged or knocked out by facial trauma can often be fixed in a variety of ways that will make it unnoticeable that you had damaged teeth. If your tooth is knocked out completely, the tooth may be able to be replaced immediately if it can be found and is taken to a professional very quickly. Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth can be fixed by a range of dental procedures, including implants, veneers, or dental bonding.
If you have experienced any kind of facial trauma, let our experienced and kind team of professionals help you on the road to wellness today. Whether it is soft tissue trauma, a bone fracture, or a tooth issue, we may be able to help you get things back to normal. To learn more, please call us for an appointment at (480) 604-2592 and we will get you scheduled to develop a treatment plan today. At San Tan Oral Surgery, we make your happiness with your health and appearance our priority. We offer many surgical procedures like frenectomies, all on 4 dental implants, or tooth extractions and more.