Oral and facial trauma refers to those injuries that occur to the face resulting from accidental falls, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, work-related injuries, or violence. At All Smile Dental, we understand that facial injuries are highly common and acknowledge the emotional, practical, and cosmetic impact a facial trauma can cause. Hence, we strive to provide comprehensive, quality oral and maxillofacial restorative care to our patients to treat facial trauma and injuries.
At All Smile Dental, some of the facial and dental injuries we treat include the following:
- Facial bone fractures or facial injuries ((cheek, nose, or eye socket)
- Oral injuries
- Loose, fractured, or knocked-out teeth
- Infected wisdom teeth
- Facial infections
- Locked jaw, leading to the difficulty in opening and closing of the mouth
- Nasal Fractures
- Orbital fractures
- Skull-base and temporal bone fractures
- Intra oral lacerations
- Fractured jaws
Fixing Soft Tissue Injuries of the Maxillofacial Region
Soft tissue damages and facial lacerations can be fatal if not identified and treated on time. Besides, it can cause serious scarring as well. When soft tissue injuries, cuts, and lacerations happen to the face, we repair the condition by suturing. Besides repairing the concern to yield the best cosmetic results, our expert team also takes extra care to examine and treat internal damages and injuries to facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts and prevent the occurrence of any side effects.
Solving Bone Issues
When fractures to facial bones occur, they need to be addressed and treated properly. At All Smile Dental, we treat bone damages with much care and determine the treatment based on factors like the location and severity of the fracture and the patient's general health. After assessing the bone damage using X-rays, we formulate a treatment plan to treat the damaged bones. The treatment course of action might include wiring the jaws shut if it is a fracture to the upper or lower jaw. In some other bone injuries, we stabilize the area using plates or screws surgically placed at the site.
Meeting Dental Concerns
If the trauma is to the mouth and the teeth, it might cause damage to the teeth and soft tissues. Our dentist will determine the suitable plan after looking over the mouth and identifying the problems that are to be addressed. Oral surgeons can treat fractures in the supporting bone and restore oral health. Some dental injuries can be treated by splinting or stabilizing the teeth by wiring them together. Some teeth might require root canal therapy to repair the fractured teeth. If an injured tooth cannot be saved, dental restorations like dental implants are suggested.
In case you experience some facial or oral trauma, our dentists at All Smile Dental can help.
Do you want to know more about the treatment options for treating facial trauma from the experts at All Smile Dental?Call our Dentist in Turlock, CA at (209) 668-3736 or Dentist in Modesto, CA at (209) 409-8839.