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If you experience injury or trauma to the facial region, our oral surgeons can provide you with treatments to repair the damage and regain your oral health and function. When you visit Cherry Creek Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Bryan Chai or Dr. J. Brandon Luter will assess the extent of the damage to determine which type of facial trauma repair is right for your needs.

Facial trauma encompasses any injury to the face and upper jaw bone, including injuries to the skin, underlying skeleton, neck, nose, sinuses, eyes and dental structures. It can result from a variety of incidents, such as vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls or violent assaults. Understanding the common types of facial trauma and the treatment options available is crucial for patients and their families as they navigate the recovery process.

Common Types of Facial Trauma

Facial injuries can vary widely in severity and complexity, from minor lacerations to significant bone fractures and soft tissue injuries. Here are some of the most commonly encountered types:

  • Soft Tissue Injuries: These include cuts, lacerations and bruises on the face. They are not only concerning for their appearance but also because they can involve important structures such as facial nerves, salivary glands and ducts.
  • Bone Injuries: Fractures can occur in the lower jaw (mandible), upper jaw (maxilla), cheekbones (zygoma), nasal bones and the bones around the eyes (orbital fractures). These injuries may affect vision and the ability to breathe, speak and chew properly.
  • Dental Injuries: Trauma to the teeth and the dental arches is common. These injuries may range from knocked-out teeth (avulsions) to fractures of the jaw bones holding the teeth.

Facial Trauma Repair Treatment Options

The goal of facial trauma repair is to restore both function and aesthetics. Treatment plans are tailored to the specific types and severity of injuries. Options include:

  • Soft Tissue Repair: This involves meticulous suturing techniques to minimize scarring and preserve the function of the involved structures. Advanced techniques and materials may be used to improve cosmetic outcomes.Z
  • Bone Fracture Treatment: Depending on the location and severity of the fracture, treatment may involve surgical fixation using plates, screws or wires to stabilize the bones. For certain types of fractures, surgery may aim to realign the bones without the need for these materials.
  • Dental Injuries Repair: Dental restoration can range from re-implantation of avulsed teeth to the use of dental implants and bridges. In cases where the jaw structure is compromised, reconstructive surgery may be necessary to restore proper function and alignment.

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For patients undergoing facial trauma repair, the journey can be challenging, but with the advances in surgical techniques and materials, the outcomes continue to improve, offering hope and reassurance to those affected. Call 720-792-8227 today to learn more about facial trauma repair in Denver, Colorado, and make your appointment.

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