What is Facial Trauma?
Facial trauma can occur for a variety of reasons and can prevent your mouth and jaw from functioning properly. Whether you’ve been involved in an accident or suffered some other type of trauma, our goal is to help provide the treatment necessary to correct these problems using state-of-the-art surgical techniques. We begin with a consultation to help in determining which treatment options are right for you.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional, as well as physical trauma to patients. Oral surgeons are well versed in the treatment for both the physical and emotional pain that patients endure during such a distressing time. The complexities of these injuries require special advanced training and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patients long term function and appearance.
Dr. Ganti meets and exceeds these standards. He is trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. He is on staff at local hospitals and deliver emergency room coverage for facial injuries, which include the following conditions:
- Facial lacerations
- Intra oral lacerations
- Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
- Fractured facial bones (cheek, nose, or eye socket)
- Fractured jaws (upper and lower jaw)
Why is treatment necessary for Facial Trauma?
After experiencing an injury to the face, you might find that your quality of life isn’t what it used to be. You might have broken or lost several teeth, making it difficult to chew. You might have issues with your jaw, which are causing problems for the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. Facial trauma treatment is specific to the patient having it done. We work with our patients to find a customized solution to help improve their appearance and oral functionality.
What can be expected when coming into the office with Facial Trauma?
The first step is to have a consultation with you about the trauma and how to go about repairing the damage. We will take special x-rays to help in identifying any damage and what can be expected with treatment. From there, we create a customized treatment plan just for you. We will schedule you to come in for surgery or for other procedures to be done in conjunction with the trauma treatment. You can expect facial trauma treatment to take several weeks to a few months to complete. Our goal is to improve your appearance and quality of life using a variety of dental and facial procedures.
If you would like to learn more about treatment options for facial trauma, call us today to speak with one of our professional team members.