Facial Trauma: Soft Tissue Injuries

Facial Trauma: Soft Tissue Injuries

facial trauma StillwaterAlthough 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 trauma.

Facial trauma can occur after a car accident, sports-related injury, or as a result of violence. Not only does traumatic injury to the face and mouth affect health and oral function, the nature of these injuries can be emotionally devastating and take a hefty toll on a person’s wellbeing and mood. When correcting damage caused by traumatic injuries, our team take a gentle and compassionate approach so that our guests feel comfortable and at ease.

Common Soft Tissue Procedures

Soft tissues such as the gingiva, the insides of lips and cheeks, and the maxillofacial facial region can develop lacerations, which can require sutures to promote healing and reduce scaring. In addition to producing unsightly scars or lesions, open wounds outside or inside the mouth can become infected quite easily without treatment.

Since the oral health system, including soft tissue, is complex, care must be taken when providing reconstructive and corrective treatment so that salivary glands, blood vessels, and nerves are not negatively impacted by surgical treatment.

In addition to procedures that involve closing wounds and lacerations by suturing (inside or outside the mouth), soft tissue grafts may be necessary to repair damage to the gums or linings of lips and cheeks.

When grafting or suturing is needed, our team will strive to restore oral function and improve appearance so that patients can resume their normal lives.

Why Choose an Oral Surgeon

An oral surgeon possesses highly specialized training and education to address injuries, defects, and abnormalities that affect the entire mouth and maxillofacial region. The specialized nature of oral and maxillofacial surgery treatment is ideal for ensuring optimal oral function after injury.

To learn more about our services and our compassionate staff, call Central Oklahoma Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates at 405-624-1300 to reserve an appointment.