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Facial injuries and other trauma should always be addressed immediately to best avoid long-term complications from these incidents. Depending on the severity of the trauma, a full recovery can involve surgical care as well as physical rehabilitation of the impacted areas of the face. Treating facial injuries correctly is as much of an art as it is a science as the goal is always to maintain the full facial structure when correcting injuries caused by facial trauma. Our team at Las Vegas Family Dentists specializes in these types of cases and is able to help patients recover fully from facial trauma and injuries, both in terms of tooth and jaw function, as well as facial structure and aesthetics.
Types of facial injuries and trauma that require attention include:
- Lacerations and severe cuts to the face,
- Lacerations in the mouth and between teeth,
- Teeth that have been knocked out,
- Fractured bones in the cheek, nose or the eye sockets.
- Or a fractured jawbone.
Facial trauma can result from sports injuries and accidents, work injuries, accidents, severe falls, or even physical assault or altercations. Facial trauma can occur to the teeth, gums, cheek, other soft tissues, the bones, or even the eyes and sinuses.
Soft Tissue Facial Trauma
Deep cuts and lacerations to the face and soft tissues may be best treated by a visit to the emergency room, but some cases may require a dental specialist to help address soft tissue injuries that involve the jaw and other areas of the mouth.
Bone Injuries Resulting From Facial Trauma
Injuries and trauma to the face, when severe enough, can fracture the jawbone and other bones in the face, such as those in the teeth or nose. The age of the patient as well as their medical history can affect the severity of bone strength, thus affecting a patient’s vulnerability to facial bone fractures. Jawbone fractures require facial appliances that help to align and stabilize the jawbone, and more severe cases may involve procedures to place screws and other support devices directly to the jawbone. These types of direct treatments best serve to support facial bones and help them heal efficiently, resulting in the best possible treatment outcome for the patient.
When treating facial bone fractures, it’s key that the specialist treating the fracture best maintain the patient’s facial structure and visual appearance. Therefore, our team works with as few incisions as possible that are needed to access facial bones in order to treat them.
Tooth & Dental Structure Damage
Trauma to the teeth and jaw can result in missing teeth and even damage to the gum tissue and jawbone. A dentist would assist in these types of cases by helping to replace any missing teeth and providing support to facial bones that have been fractured. If you happen to encounter the dental emergency of a tooth being knocked out, clean the root of the tooth and reinsert it into its socket facing the correct way. If you cannot replace the tooth immediately, place it in a cold glass of milk and make your way to our office. Other treatments involving the tooth roots, such as a root canal, may be required, as well as the replacement of missing teeth, with dental implants being the best treatment option for missing teeth. Our team at Las Vegas Family Dentists has years of experience treating emergency cases and facial and oral trauma, and are able to address many different types of dental emergencies. Don’t hesitate to reach our team if you require emergency dental care.
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When teeth are removed or are missing, the now missing tooth root can no longer stimulate the jawbone below. This can lead to jawbone deterioration and the eventual loss of bone and other oral health and facial complications.