Repair & Reconstruction
Because of their expanded dental/medical background and hospital-based training, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are uniquely qualified to deal with injuries to the face, jaws, mouth, and teeth.
Dental occlusion is the most important piece of the puzzle in dealing with complex facial fractures. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have extensive training in repairing traumatic injuries, including fractures of the lower jaw, upper jaw, eye sockets, cheekbones and forehead, as well as repair of facial lacerations.
Childhood injuries resulting from skateboarding, sports or bicycle accidents often involve dental or maxillofacial trauma. Younger children often sustain damage to teeth or supporting structures from falls. Such traumatic injuries can usually be effectively treated in the oral and maxillofacial surgery office.