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Facial Trauma

Treatment for Acute & Complex Facial Injuries

A facial injury can happen at any time, and if it does, you can count on our team at Akeso Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery to respond quickly and provide you and your loved ones with the compassion and expertise you deserve. 

If you or a loved one experience facial trauma, whether the injury is acute or severe, contact our office to receive care from an oral and maxillofacial surgery expert. We have offices in Columbia, Catonsville, Lutherville, and Westminster, MD, and use the latest technology and techniques to deliver the highest level of care possible.

If your injury is life-threatening, go to the nearest emergency room and receive care from the oral surgeon on call.

Types of Facial Injuries

Facial trauma can occur as a result of car accidents, domestic violence, sports injuries, accidental falls, or work-related injuries. There are multiple types of facial trauma conditions, including:

  • Facial lacerations
  • Facial burns
  • Intraoral lacerations
  • Avulsed (knocked-out) teeth
  • Fractured facial bones, including the cheek, nose, or eye socket
  • Fractured jaws

Facial Trauma Treatment

Facial injuries require special care and attention from health experts who are well-versed in managing oral and maxillofacial conditions. This is why oral surgeons are the most qualified specialists to treat facial injuries and oversee the treatment planning process. At Akeso Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery, our offices are equipped with state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology, which allows us to view detailed images of the affected regions and create treatment plans and surgical guides with great precision.

When you are receiving care for facial trauma, we will explain every step of your treatment to keep you informed about your care. There are many anesthesia options available for any type of surgical procedure, and prior to your surgery, we will help you select the right option for your comfort.

Facial injuries are typically classified as soft tissue injuries, bone injuries, or injuries to the teeth and surrounding structures. Treatment will depend on the type and severity of the injury.

Treatment for Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries include facial cuts, burns, or other injuries that affect the soft tissues of the face and mouth, facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts. They are often repaired using sutures, and we take special care to place sutures intraorally or in less noticeable areas to yield the most aesthetically pleasing results with minimal scarring.

Treatment for Bone Injuries

You can wear a cast around a broken arm or leg, but you cannot wear a cast over the face when facial bones or jaws are broken. Instead, we use small plates and screws to reposition broken facial bones and hold them in place while they heal. This technique, called rigid fixation, eliminates the need to wire the jaws together and provides patients with improved comfort throughout the recovery process.

Treatment for Tooth Injuries

When a tooth gets knocked out, seeing a dental expert as soon as possible will yield the highest chance of reattaching it. Oral surgeons can treat fractures surrounding the teeth and replant teeth that have been displaced. We may call upon other experts, such as an endodontist, to perform root canal therapy or a restorative dentist to repair fractured teeth. We make every effort to save your natural teeth, but if it is not possible to reattach a knocked-out tooth, we can discuss your options for replacing it, such as a dental implant.

If your tooth has been knocked out, place it in a container of whole milk or saliva and see your dentist or oral surgeon immediately. If you do not have whole milk or saliva, gently hold the tooth in your mouth between your teeth and cheek. Never handle the tooth by its roots or wipe anything off of the tooth, even if it is dirty. Contact our office and we will advise you on the steps to take and will see you as soon as we can to try to reattach the tooth.

Types of Anesthesia

There are many types of anesthesia and sedation options available to you.

Facial Trauma in Columbia, Catonsville, Lutherville, and Westminster, MD

At Akeso Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery, we understand the delicate nature of facial injuries and are here to provide you and your family with an exceptional level of care, compassion, and support throughout the treatment process. Contact our practice in Columbia, Catonsville, Lutherville, and Westminster, MD, if you are experiencing a non-life-threatening emergency and require care from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

Committed to Patient Care & Clinical Excellence

As a patient at Akeso Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery, you can expect to receive the highest level of care from a team centered around your needs. We proudly serve patients of all ages in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan areas and invite you to contact us to schedule your appointment.