Facial Injury and Trauma Surgery

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You've experienced facial trauma, what next?

If you or a loved one suffers any type of facial or mouth trauma that requires a trip to the emergency room, request that an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) be called for a consultation. An OMS will be able to assess your injuries, find any hidden injuries that may be present, and prepare an appropriate plan of action for your care.

 

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When is emergency facial and oral surgery necessary?

If you have substantial trauma and wounds to your face, emergency surgery may be necessary to repair your teeth, gums, jaw, or address the most serious wounds. Our experienced team of surgeons have dealt with a variety of facial trauma, and are equipped with the training necessary to create a tailored surgical plan best suited to you.

 

What are TVOS surgeons trained to repair?

Our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMSs) are trained to oversee and treat many types of facial trauma. Between their experience and privileges at the nearby University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, our surgeons can treat:

  • Facial cuts
  • Intra oral cuts
  • Separated (knocked out) teeth
  • Broken facial bones (cheek, nose or eye attachment)
  • Broken jaws (upper and lower jaw)

Most common facial trauma

The two most common types of facial trauma are soft-tissue injuries and bone injuries.

Most commonly, soft-tissue injuries will be facial and intraoral cuts. These will likely be repaired through suturing in order to promote the best healing experience possible and minimize any alteration of the natural cosmetics of the facial area. Our surgeons are experienced in diagnosing and treating injuries to the facial nerves, salivary glands, and duct channels as well.

We’re here for you

If you’ve experienced any type of facial trauma, call the office for a consultation today so we can help aid in your healing journey.