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Facial Trauma Treatment

Restore Function & Aesthetics

Facial trauma can occur due to various causes, such as accidents, sports injuries, or domestic incidents. When a facial injury occurs, it is crucial to seek prompt attention from a trained professional.

At Alpine Oral & Facial Surgery, Dr. Holtzen, a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is highly experienced in managing facial trauma cases. Our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including 3D imaging and surgical planning, to provide exceptional care and achieve optimal outcomes for our patients.

In the event of a life-threatening medical emergency, please dial 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room for immediate care from the on-call oral surgeon.

Types of Facial Injuries

Facial injuries can range in complexity and cause. Some common types of facial injuries include:

  1. Facial lacerations
  2. Lacerations inside the mouth
  3. Avulsed (knocked-out) teeth
  4. Fractured facial bones (nose, cheek, eye socket)
  5. Fractured upper and/or lower jaws
  6. Facial burns

Types of Anesthesia

Our practice offers several types of anesthesia and sedation.

Treating Facial Trauma

When you first come to our practice for facial trauma treatment, we will likely begin by taking 3D scans to assess the extent of the injury. Dr. Holtzen will then design a personalized care plan to address the injury and restore both function and aesthetics to the facial structures. We offer various anesthesia options to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

For soft tissue injuries, sutures may be used to close the wounds. Whenever possible, sutures are placed from within the mouth or in less noticeable areas to minimize visible scarring. Bone injuries often require surgery, during which plates or screws are used to reposition and stabilize the facial or jaw bones. This approach may avoid the need to wire the jaws shut, allowing for a more comfortable healing process.

Experience Exceptional Oral Surgery Care

We are committed to providing exceptional care to our patients and prioritize your comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout your treatment. Contact us today to learn more about our practice, the services we offer, or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.