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Treatment for Facial Trauma Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Steering wheel with erupted air bagCar accidents, falls, sports injuries – these traumatic circumstances can happen in the blink an eye, leaving the patient frightened and in pain. If your face and/or jaw has been badly injured, consider placing in your trust in the capable hands of our oral surgery specialists here in the Denver, CO area. We understand that the victims of these incidents suffer from both physical and emotional repercussions, which is why our team works so hard to build long-term, rehabilitative relationships with our patients that lead to true recovery. Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center is here for you – contact any of our locations today!

What Kinds of Injuries Does an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Treat?

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Facial trauma is typically grouped into a few major categories:

  • Soft Tissue Injuries – These types of injuries are considered superficial and not life-threatening. However, they will need sutures to heal properly. Our team will carefully examine the injured site for any signs of damage to salivary glands and facial nerves, and we’ll do our best to minimize any permanent scarring.
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  • Bone Injuries – Unlike other parts of the body, fractures and broken bones in the face cannot be treated with a cast. For this reason, we have to adapt treatment based on the injury’s severity and location. Possible options for recovery include wiring the jaws together and utilizing small screws or plates.
  • Teeth and Dental Injuries – For these types of injuries, our team will often collaborate with the patient’s general dentist. We can replace lost teeth with dental implants, reinsert teeth that have been dislodged from their sockets, and wire and bond teeth together as needed.

We can also assist patients who have suffered injuries to specialized regions, such as their eyes or certain facial nerves. When needed, Dr. Fangman and our staff will form partnerships with other medical and dental specialists to ensure that our patients are receiving the best care possible for their unique injury.