Facial injuries can wreak havoc on a patient’s oral health and function. These types of injuries can also devastate self-esteem. The most common causes of facial injuries and traumas include car accidents, sports accidents, and work-related injuries. Fortunately, our oral surgeons provide excellent care to those afflicted with facial injuries and offer custom treatment plans that restore oral function and appearance as best as possible.
The Extent of Facial Trauma
Injuries that affect the mouth and face can have far-reaching effects. Patients may lose teeth, fracture facial bones, or develop soft tissue and nerve damage. Depending on the nature and cause of the injury, treatment options for repairing injuries to the face and mouth can vary. Certain types of injuries may require jaw surgery, wound treatment, and bone stabilization. In some cases, our oral surgeons will work with other medical professionals including your family dentist or an orthodontist. When treating facial trauma, our oral surgeons take many factors into consideration to help you reclaim your confidence, self-esteem, and health.
Causes of Facial Injuries
Some of the most popular causes of injuries to the face include contact sports, car wrecks, and accidents of varying nature. Some patients may require treatment due to physical violence as well. Fortunately, preventing facial injuries is possible by taking the proper precautions, below are a few helpful tips:
- Wear a mouthgaurd when playing contact sports such as football or hockey.
- Do not drive under the influence of any substance that can impair judgment and motor skills.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery when sleep deprived or ill.
- Wear protective goggles, hard hats, and facial shields when working if necessary.
- Walk carefully along sidewalks and stairways that have uneven or steep steps.
- Remove any hazardous furniture or rugs in your home that could contribute to accidental falls.
- Wear a helmet during physical activities such as kayaking, bicycling, and skating.
Taking precautions to prevent injury can save you time, money, and distress. If you have suffered from a facial injury or your dentist has recommended that you should see an oral surgeon for jaw surgery, we welcome you to schedule a consultation at our practice.
Contact Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery today to reserve your appointment.