Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. Dr. Michael Miskella, Dr. David LeMoine, Dr. Jason LeMoine, Dr. Vijay Parmar, Dr. Bradley Koch and Dr. Charles Ellis are on staff at local hospitals and deliver emergency room coverage for facial injuries, which include the following conditions:
- Facial lacerations
- Intra oral lacerations
- Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
- Fractured facial bones (cheek, nose, and eye socket)
- Fractured jaws (upper and lower jaw)
There are a number of possible causes of facial trauma such as motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, sports injuries, interpersonal violence, and work-related injuries. Types of facial injuries can range from injuries of teeth to extremely severe injuries of the skin and bones of the face. Typically, facial injuries are classified as either soft tissue injuries (skin and gums), bone injuries (fractures), or injuries to special regions (such as the eyes, facial nerves or the salivary glands).