When a facial or dental injury occurs, it not only affects your appearance, but it also causes a host of other issues. A blow to face, jaw, or teeth can severely limit such basic functions as your ability to speak and eat or even breathe with any measure of comfort. At the office of Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon is trained to provide treatment for all types of facial trauma including the emergency management of dental and maxillofacial injuries, as well as perform a range of facial reconstruction procedures.
Whether you’ve fallen, experienced a sports or work related accident, were involved in a car crash or were the victim of an assault, any measure of direct physical trauma to the teeth, mouth and face has the potential to produce damage that ranges from a minor chipped tooth to more extensive soft tissue injuries and complex fractures of the facial bones. Moreover, maxillofacial trauma can also alter one’s bite, impair oral function, cause facial asymmetry, and even affect one of more of your five senses.
If the extent of an injury exceeds a chip or fractured tooth that can be managed by your regular dentist, it’s always a good idea to see a skilled and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon for care. In this way, any involvement of the surrounding alveolar bone, soft tissue lacerations, or facial bone injuries can be properly evaluated and appropriately treated. With years of advanced training in dentistry, medicine, the complexities of head and neck anatomy, oral function, and facial aesthetics; an oral and maxillofacial surgeon has the expertise to achieve the best outcomes in care.
It’s important to note that facial trauma, which has resulted in a suspected dislocation or jaw fracture requires the immediate attention as significant problems with eating and breathing can ensue. By providing prompt care to address oral and facial injuries, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon can minimize complications, accelerate the healing process, restore function and achieve optimal facial aesthetics.
At the office of Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.
By Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
March 2, 2020