Surgery to Repair Facial Trauma
Emergencies are a common occurrence in general dental health care, and in most cases, a general or restorative treatment can be enough to repair any dental damage. However, facial trauma presents a level of complexity that takes specialized care, such as oral surgery, to successfully resolve. Many cases of facial trauma involve damage to foundational oral structures. With extensive experience in studying and treating complex oral health issues, we can perform a range of oral and corrective jaw surgeries to help you recover from varying degrees of facial trauma.
How oral surgery helps facial trauma
Your oral structures do more than just frame your smile and power your bite. They also support surrounding facial structures such as your cheekbones, eye sockets and the tiny bones surrounding them, and more. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon has intricate knowledge of how all of your various oral structures interact with your facial structures, and that knowledge is essential when it comes to helping patients recover from facial trauma.
What surgical repair may include
The specifics of your facial trauma recovery will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries, so we’ll begin with a comprehensive examination. Detailed, digital imaging, including computed tomography (CT) scans of your teeth, oral and facial structures, will allow us to accurately diagnose the damage and develop the most appropriate treatment plan. For example, your treatment may include surgery to correct your jaw’s shape and alignment. If trauma has caused you to lose one or more teeth, it may also include dental implants to restore them and rebuild your dental arch.
Call us if you’ve experienced facial trauma
Facial trauma can significantly impact your oral and overall wellbeing. Our goal is to help repair the trauma so you can enjoy the quality of life you deserve. To schedule your consultation, call the Texas Institute of Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery in Midlothian, TX, today at 469-649-8259. We also serve patients who live in Dallas, Mansfield, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Desoto, Red Oak, Waxahachie, Ft. Worth, and all surrounding communities.