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Repairing Facial Injuries through Dental Surgery


Posted on 10/30/2016 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
A woman suffering from a recent facial injury!
Facial injuries can happen as a result of a variety of different instances - a car accident, falling, playing sports. When confronted with a facial injury that requires surgery, dental surgery produces the best results.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts in treating and repairing all types of facial injuries. They are well versed in the structures surrounding the mouth, as well as any emergency care, reconstruction and rehabilitation needed.

Types of Facial Injuries

There are several types of facial injuries, including:

•  Lacerations to the face and mouth.
•  Knocked out teeth.
•  Fractured facial bones (cheeks, nose, eyes).
•  Fractured jaw.

These injuries require the right care to ensure proper healing.

Soft Tissue
Soft tissue damage (cheeks, tongue, gums) requires sutures to ensure that the tissues reattach correctly. Injuries to the soft tissue can have an effect on the nerves lying within as well as salivary glands and ducts. An oral surgeon will be able to check these areas to make sure that the nerves and glands aren't damaged or that the ducts aren't blocked.

Teeth

Knocked out teeth need to be addressed as soon as possible. They can be preserved in milk until you can get to the dentist, but the issue shouldn't wait for long, especially if other injuries are involved. An oral surgeon can treat any fractures in the supporting bone as well as replant the missing teeth, giving them the best chance of being saved.

Bone
Broken bones need to be set. A maxillofacial surgeon can ensure that this is done properly. Wires or plates and screws can be used to hold your jaw, or other facial bones, in place, stabilizing them and allowing them to heal. The location of the injury (jaw, cheekbone, etc.) as well as the surgeon's opinion determines which material (wires or plates) is to be used, producing the best possible outcome.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the best option following a facial injury. Dental surgery ensures not only proper healing, but will also produce the best cosmetic outcome.

Please contact us if you need restoration dentistry after suffering a facial injury!
The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants would like to inform you of the enhanced safety protocol developed for our office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association, and local government, we have enhanced our already stringent protocols for hygiene and safety.

•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have twice daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields
MEET THE MADISON ORAL SURGERY & DENTAL IMPLANT TEAM AND SEE OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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PHONE
(608) 960-7650

EMAIL
info@madisonoralsurgeons.com

LOCATION
2921 Landmark Place, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53713




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