Dental and Maxillofacial Trauma

The face, mouth, jaws and teeth are often injured in contact sports, motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall accidents and interpersonal violence. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have extensive knowledge of orofacial anatomy as well as dental occlusion as it relates to the correct position of the jaws. It is extremely important to restore appropriate form, function and cosmesis of the injured structures. Some of the simple lacerations and dental injuries can be managed in an office setting. Complicated injuries such as complicated fractures of the jaw bones, nasal bones and orbital bones may require hospital admission and treatment in the operating room setting.

With the advent of rigid fixation (bone plating) and high resolution CT scans, injured patients can now rapidly return to normal function.

Our surgeons have treated hundreds of patients with different degrees of traumatic facial injuries; ranging from routine to extremely complex. Our affiliation with major hospital centers provides us the opportunity to offer the latest technology and deliver highest quality care when it comes to successful treatment of maxillofacial trauma.