Facial trauma includes any injury to the mouth, face or jaw. Such injuries can be very serious; therefore, it is crucial that any injury to this area be properly addressed. An experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon can appropriately treat and surgically repair the many types of facial trauma.
Facial trauma includes:
- Facial lacerations
- Oral lacerations
- Knocked out teeth
- Fractured bones of the cheek, nose, or eye socket
- Fractured jaws
- Dislocated jaws
What to do if facial trauma occurs
If you or someone you know suffers any form of facial trauma, it is important to take necessary steps to make sure they can receive timely and proper treatment. If the injured person becomes unconscious, or experiences dizziness or nausea, call 911 for paramedic aid. Even if the injured person does not experience these symptoms, facial trauma should not be taken lightly. Go to the nearest hospital if you are the least bit unsure about the extent of the injuries.
When you have a choice of which doctor to use to treat facial injuries, contact an experienced maxillofacial surgeon. Treating cases of facial trauma is an art and a science–the skillset of the surgeon you choose could make a huge impact on your long-term function and appearance.
Austin Oral Surgery
If you experience or witness facial trauma, it is important to keep this information in mind. The doctors at Austin Oral Surgery are extensively trained in facial trauma reconstruction–our surgical team has the skill and experience to ensure proper treatment and recovery for any facial injury. Do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or wish to make an appointment.