Facial Trauma Treatment
Trauma can occur to anyone, and it’s important to know which professional to seek for help. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons undergo training in a hospital-based setting during their residency, which furthers their expertise in performing complex surgeries and caring for a wide variety of patient needs. When a patient experiences trauma to the head, neck, mouth, or face, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is called to lead treatment. By holding both a dental and a medical degree, Dr. Stefanuto is a highly qualified expert in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring the progress of facial trauma cases and is a trauma Surgeon on staff at Royal Inland Hospital.
Types of Facial Trauma
Facial injuries can result from sports injuries, vehicle accidents, domestic abuse, or accidents in the workplace. There are many types of injuries that require care from an oral surgeon, including:
- Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
- Fractured or broken facial bones
- Fractured jaws, upper or lower
- Facial lacerations
- Cuts in the mouth
- Damaged eye socket
If you are experiencing an emergency, go to the nearest emergency room to receive care from the oral surgeon on call.
Treating Trauma Cases
Injuries to the face require close attention and delicate treatment. The goal of this treatment is to ensure that the face regains functionality and pleasing aesthetics. Oral surgeons ensure the facial structures heal properly along the way and correct any problems that may arise.
The exact treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. APEX Surgical Centre for Oral & Facial Surgery is equipped with state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology and a diagnostics imaging suite. This allows our staff to monitor the development of facial structures as they heal and ensure they function correctly. Some cases may require jaw surgery, while others may be a joint effort between your oral surgeon and orthodontist to realign the teeth and bite.
Types of Anaesthesia
We offer anaesthesia options to keep you as comfortable as possible during your surgical procedure.