Facial Trauma

Treatment for Oral and Facial Injuries

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons like Drs. Lieblich, Fletcher, Gill, and Ambrogio at Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery are central Connecticut’s experts at diagnosing and treating facial injuries. Our oral surgeons have many years of hospital-based experience treating emergency facial trauma, and they are staffed at local hospitals to provide immediate care to emergency cases. We will do everything we can to attend to your injury case as quickly as possible.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please visit the nearest emergency room and receive care from the oral surgeon on call.

Types of Facial Trauma

Oral surgeons can treat a wide variety of facial injuries and conditions. Facial trauma can be the result of a sports injury, an accident in the workplace, a result of domestic violence, or any situation in which the mouth and face could become injured. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Dental injuries like broken teeth or teeth that have been knocked out (avulsed)
  • Facial and intraoral cuts
  • Facial fractures
  • Fractures to the jaws

Treatment for Facial Trauma

When an oral surgeon is staffed at local hospitals, they will respond to emergency cases and provide immediate care in the emergency room. Once the emergency is handled, you will visit our office for follow-up appointments to monitor progress and adjust your treatment as needed. We use 3D scans to analyze the status of your recovery and ensure facial features return to an aesthetically pleasing appearance and function properly.

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Avulsed (Knocked Out) Teeth

If your tooth is knocked out, there are steps you can take to increase the chances of restoring it. First, to control the bleeding, apply pressure to your tooth socket using clean gauze or a cloth. Place the tooth in a cup of whole milk or saliva. Do not clean off any blood or tissues attached to it, as these tissues are critical to saving the tooth. Bring it to a dental professional right away. The chances of saving the tooth are better the sooner we treat you.

Facial Cuts/Lacerations

Facial lacerations will usually be treated with suturing (stitches). Oral surgeons receive special training in suturing techniques that reduce scarring. Depending on the location of the laceration, your surgeon may place stitches on the inside or outside of the mouth.

Facial Fractures

When an oral surgeon treats broken facial bones, they treat them in a similar way as broken bones in other parts of the body. The broken bones are held in their proper positions until they can heal. Because casts are hard to place around facial fractures, oral surgeons use different methods of stabilization that produce optimal cosmetic and functional results using tiny wires, screws, or plates. If you have a facial bone injury, you will undergo either IV sedation or general anesthesia to ensure your comfort during treatment.

Central Connecticut’s Facial Trauma Specialists

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons must complete a residency program following dental school. During this time, they train in a hospital setting, providing care to a variety of patients. This includes learning how to care for emergency trauma cases and provide immediate care so that patients are able to eat, speak, and breathe normally. Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery has offices in Avon, Glastonbury, and Enfield, CT, where you can depend on our team to provide compassionate, beneficial care.

Types of Anesthesia

Our surgeons offer a variety of anesthesia and sedation options so that patients remain as comfortable as possible.

Central Connecticut's Oral Health Specialists

Our team of board-certified oral surgeons are the experts you can trust to deliver outstanding results.