Traumatic dental injuries such as fractured jawbones, knocked-out teeth and soft tissue wounds can occur during accidents, contact sports, or other sudden events. If you have experienced oral or facial trauma, consult with an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon as soon as possible. At Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery, we use the latest technology to fix the damage to your jaw and teeth with minimal scarring and recovery time. We take extra care to make sure your outward appearance shows little to no sign of the injury you experienced or the surgery required to address it.
Any damage to your dental structure, no matter how seemingly minor, should be immediately examined by a professional to prevent further injury or complications. Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery specializes in detecting and treating these injuries as painlessly and effectively as possible, ensuring that our clients can make a full and speedy recovery.
In the aftermath of a devastating facial injury, many victims are left with missing teeth. If your tooth is detached completely from jaw bone, there is a possibility of re-attaching it – but time is of the essence. Missing teeth should be handled gently, and contact with the root surface should be minimized. The tooth should be kept moist and clean and kept clean until you can visit our offices.
Another frequent issue in traumatic facial injuries is a tooth or teeth that are pushed sideways, away from, or deeper into the socket. Our team of oral surgeons will work meticulously to reposition and stabilize the tooth or teeth;
While chipped primary (or baby) teeth can be restored for aesthetics, teeth that have been fully dislodged from the jaw should typically not be re-attached to avoid further damage to the underlying permanent tooth foundation.
Soft Tissue Damage
Damage to the jaw, teeth and facial structure may be accompanied by soft tissue injuries to the cheeks, gums, and lips. Our oral surgeons focus on restoring these critical tissues after a traumatic injury, taking both functionality and aesthetics into account during every step of the process.
A common treatment option is the application of sutures to stabilize and expedite your body’s natural healing processes. During these delicate procedures, our experienced surgical team will take great care to leave salivary ducts and glands undisturbed, while ensuring you are comfortable for the duration of the surgery through use of local or general anesthesia.
While a fractured bone in the face is, in theory, just like any other broken bone in the body, in injuries to the skeletal structure in this area are much more complex to treat. For example, fractures in limbs and digits can be stabilized with a cast for a period of time, but this is impossible for injuries to the face. Your oral surgeon may recommend the installation of temporary structural plates or a stabilizing system of wire so that your bones have the stability to heal.
Have you suffered trauma to the face, including damage to teeth, soft tissues, or the jaw? The damage doesn’t have to be permanent, but the injuries need to be addressed as soon as possible by an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Innovative Oral Surgery. Contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment.