Facial Fractures and Trauma
Specialized Care for Urgent Oral Surgery Cases
Dental injuries, minor cuts, severe fractures, lacerations, and other facial injuries can be physically and emotionally stressful. When repairing the delicate and sensitive areas of the facial structure, you want to be in skilled, compassionate hands. Our oral surgeons at Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center offer the care and skill you deserve while providing the results you desire. Throughout your treatment, our oral surgeons and our staff will ensure you feel comfortable and achieve healthy, functional results.
Dr. Allen Chien, Dr. Ardavan Kheradpir, Dr. Shannon Barnhart, Dr. Brian Huh, and Dr. Thomas Curiel understand how to treat and repair facial injuries while preserving function and aesthetics. If you or a family member experience a facial trauma, contact our office to see a member of our team. Our surgeons are also on staff at local hospitals to treat trauma emergencies.
IMPORTANT: If you are experiencing a medical emergency, go to the nearest emergency room to receive care from the oral surgeon on call.
Types of Facial Trauma and Maxillofacial Injuries
In many instances, facial trauma is entirely accidental, and therefore unpredictable. Falls, sports injuries, work-related accidents, and other similar incidences cause many oral and facial injuries. After careful evaluation of your injury and medical history, your oral surgeon will determine the right treatment for you.
Common facial injuries and their treatments include:
- Facial cuts. Your oral surgeon will assess the severity of the cut and look for damage to nerves and glands. The wound is usually closed using sutures, or stitches. Your oral surgeon will determine the treatment necessary to minimize scarring.
- Bone injuries/fractures. Tiny biocompatible screws and plates are used to secure facial bones in place and stabilize the area. Removal is usually not necessary because these materials are meant to bond with your natural bone.
- Dental injuries. If you have a tooth or several teeth that have been knocked out or severely damaged, come to our office as soon as possible. Do not clean the tooth and, if possible, put the tooth in saliva or a container of whole milk and bring it with you to our office. There is a higher chance of saving the tooth when you visit a dental professional immediately after it is knocked out.
Contact our office as soon as you or a family member experiences a facial injury. Usually, we will see you the same day that you call. If your injuries are severe, seek emergency treatment immediately. The surgeons of Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center have hospital privileges at Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Hospital, St. Agnes Hospital, Children’s Hospital Central California, Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center, and Veterans Affairs Hospital – Fresno.
Treatment for Oral and Facial Injuries in Fresno, Clovis, Reedley, and Madera, CA
Our offices are equipped with state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology, which helps our team assess your condition and track your recovery. The purpose of treating facial trauma is to ensure the facial structures regain proper function and an aesthetically pleasing appearance with minimal scarring. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons specialize in the areas of the head, neck, mouth, face, and jaws, and our specialists offer a variety of anesthesia options to ensure you are comfortable throughout your care.
A specialist is the most qualified to treat facial injuries. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly qualified in assessing and treating your facial injuries. Contact our office as soon as possible if you or a family member experiences a facial injury. If your injuries are severe, seek emergency treatment immediately.
Types of Anesthesia
Our surgeons offer many options for anesthesia and sedation to ensure your comfort during treatment.
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