TREATMENT FOR ORAL AND FACIAL INJURIES IN SEYMOUR, IN & LOUISVILLE, KY
Almost everyone has experienced, or knows someone who has had a maxillofacial injury (any injury to the mouth, face and jaw).
These kind of injuries can be caused in many ways:
- Auto accident
- Sporting injury
- Work-related accident
- Violent act
- Home accident
The resulting injuries in the facial area can include anything from teeth and bones to the skin.
EXPERIENCED ORAL SURGEONS A MUST
The best oral surgeons are well-trained, highly experienced and skilled in both the physical and emotional aspects of facial trauma, including:
Soft Tissue Facial Injuries include lacerations to the face and intra-oral lacerations. These are repaired by stitching or suturing and top oral surgeons are trained to carefully diagnose and treat facial nerves, salivary glands/ducts to obtain the best cosmetic results possible.
Maxillofacial Bone Injuries include fractures of the cheek, nose, eye socket and jaw. Your oral surgeon may use “rigid fixation” to stabilize the bone and promote better healing. Treatment varies. It all depends on where the injury is located and how serious it is. Any incisions made are designed to be small to minimize or hide scars.
Teeth Injuries include teeth that have been knocked-out, fractured or displaced. Your oral surgeon may work with a team (including endodontists for canal surgery) to re-plant the tooth in the most effective way possible.
DID YOU KNOW?
If a tooth is knocked out, place it immediately in milk. Do not soak it in water. If possible, reinsert into the socket right way and hold it in place with your fingers or by biting down on it. Then see your dentist or Strull Oral Surgery within 30 minutes if possible.
DID YOU KNOW?
The incidence of sports related oral-facial injuries is greatest in children ages 13-15, with baseball and softball associated with the highest rate of oral-facial injury.