Facial trauma can result in a number of different injuries that may compromise your smile. You may break or lose a tooth, or you may suffer a fractured jaw, for example. An oral surgeon is qualified to treat all of these injuries, so you may want to keep one in mind in case you ever… Continue reading Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency?
When we watch professional athletes like football players, we often see them wearing orofacial protective gear like mouthguards and chinstraps. There is a reason why athletes wear protective appliances, it is to protect the oral cavity and lower half of the face from enduring hard and soft tissue injuries. Facial trauma typically requires treatment from… Continue reading Custom Mouthguards: Not Just for Professional Athletes
After any type of surgery that involves the face, many folks wonder if there will be visible scaring. Our oral surgeons and our staff take this common concern very seriously. We know that facial scars can make patients feel self-conscious. When surgery is needed – especially after a patient has endured facial trauma – we… Continue reading Will scars be visible after facial surgery?
Facial trauma caused by a sports injury, accident or violence can compromise both the aesthetics and the function of your smile. Effective, timely treatment can help to restore both of these aspects of your smile, benefiting your self-esteem and your oral health. Depending on the nature of the facial trauma, the patient may need to… Continue reading How can I restore my smile’s appearance and function after facial trauma?
Although unpleasant and even devastating, sometimes facial trauma is just a fact of life. When a patient endures trauma to the face, specialized and compassionate care is necessary to improve a person’s appearance, oral function, and quality of life. Our oral surgeons have extensive training and education to repair and reconstruct soft tissue after facial… Continue reading Facial Trauma: Soft Tissue Injuries
Facial trauma and injuries to the oral and maxillofacial region can have profound effects on a patient’s livelihood. From intense discomfort to lost oral function, facial injuries can damage the bones of the face and jaw, affect tooth placement, and cause lacerations on the skin and soft oral tissues. To help reduce the incidence of… Continue reading Steps to Prevent Facial Injuries