Facial injuries usually occur when you least expect them. Whether you suffer from an auto accident, work- or sports-related injury, or even an interpersonal altercation, repairing a facial trauma requires the precision of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. In fact, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are often involved members of hospital emergency room teams. When a facial injury occurs, it is critical to seek immediate care as the injury may impact the patient’s facial aesthetics or their ability to perform facial and oral functions.
Dr. Robert Bryan and Dr. Jeremy Goodson are experts in treating a broad range of facial injuries. They understand that facial trauma incidents can be unnerving experiences, and we want to put every patient at ease. Both doctors are on staff at local Oklahoma City hospitals to treat major traumas and can address minor injuries at our practice. If you receive a facial injury, we encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible for treatment.
Common Facial Injuries
Oral surgeons undergo extensive training to treat a wide variety of facial injuries. Their hospital-based residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery exposes them to everything from simple intraoral sutures to dramatic facial traumas. A few more common facial injuries that our oral surgeons treat in Oklahoma City, OK, include the following:
- Dental injuries. While dentists may repair minor surface injuries to the teeth, an oral surgeon is best suited to treat more dramatic injuries, such as knocked-out teeth. Their expertise in restorative techniques allows them to restore teeth that can be saved or replace teeth that cannot be saved with various treatments, such as dental implants.
- Cuts and lacerations. Patients who experience a cut in or around their mouth and lips may see an oral surgeon for sutures. Our doctors’ specialty training in facial surgery allows them to treat cuts and lacerations with an aesthetically pleasing result.
- Broken bones and fractures. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons often stabilize broken or fractured bones in the face, most commonly the jaw, the cheekbones or the area around the eye. Using small, biocompatible plates, screws, and wires, oral surgeons can set the bone back into its proper place for optimal healing.
Treatment of Facial Traumas in Oklahoma City, OK
It is important to contact our staff as soon as possible when experiencing a facial injury. At Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma, we understand the urgency of a facial injury and strive to fit our emergency patients into the schedule quickly for treatment, usually on the day of the injury. Drs. Bryan and Goodson are experts in reconstructive surgery, emergency oral care, and restorative procedures and work hard to restore full oral function and facial aesthetics.