IF YOU HAVE SUSTAINED AN EXTENSIVE OR SEVERE INJURY, OR IF THE INJURY HAS OCCURRED AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, PLEASE GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM FOR TREATMENT.
Oral surgeons have undergone extensive education and training to understand and repair the delicate structures of the face. The surgeons at Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery can a variety of treat facial traumas affecting the mouth and jaws, including:
- Broken teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Cuts inside the mouth
- Fractured facial bones
- Fractured jaws
If you have experienced facial trauma, surgery may be the best option for restoring your appearance and relieving pain. Facial trauma surgery can correct injuries to the bones and tissues of the face, improve function, and regain your self-esteem. Learn about the options available at Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery.
Causes of Facial Trauma and Treatment
There are many reasons why a facial trauma can occur, the most common include:
- Car and motorcycle accidents
- Accidents in the home
- Work-related injuries
- Sports injuries
In the event of a facial trauma, please call one of our offices right away. We will make arrangements to see you promptly. Our surgeons will evaluate the area of injury, take any X-rays or 3D imaging, and determine the next steps for treatment. Sometimes, multiple treatments are necessary to restore function and esthetics.
There are three main choices for anesthesia
Local anesthesia provides numbness directly where it is administered. It does not affect consciousness, so the patient remains awake while the feelings of discomfort are eliminated. Local anesthesia is commonly used for minor procedures.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that the patient inhales to alleviate feelings of anxiety. It does not cause the patient to lose consciousness. It is often used together with local anesthesia.
IV sedation is commonly used for moderate to extensive oral or facial surgery procedures. This type of sedation is administered directly into the patient’s vein. Since amnesia (forgetfulness) is a common side effect of the medication, most patients who use IV sedation do not remember their procedure.
We’re Here For You
At Carolinas Centers for Oral & Facial Surgery, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons use a strategic combination of science, technology, and artistry to restore function. We are committed to helping you improve your quality of life by recovering from facial trauma. Contact one of our locations today to get started.