Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts in treating and repairing facial injury and trauma, including fractures of the upper and lower jaws and the orbits surrounding the eyes as well as facial lacerations. Their knowledge of how jaws come together (dental occlusion) is critical when repairing complex facial fractures.
Facial trauma typically refers to injuries involving the soft and hard tissues of the head other than the brain. Our practice is able to help patients with fractures in the frontal bone (forehead), orbitals (eye sockets), cheekbones, nose, as well as the upper and lower jaws. These kinds of problems often occur in tandem with facial lacerations and broken/knocked out teeth, both of which we can correct as well.