Head and Neck Trauma
Our doctors are specialists in treating bone and soft tissue injuries of the facial region. The areas of the head and neck that our office treats include the eye, upper jaw, lower jaw, and the soft tissues of the face and inside of the mouth. There are several types of head and neck trauma. The simplest form involves the teeth and the bone which supports the teeth. In these situations, treatment could involve simply splinting the teeth together to allow the involved teeth and supporting bone time to heal. The more involved types of head and neck trauma typically involve placement of titanium plates and screws to stabilize the involved bone in an effort to allow them to heal. Below is a list of traumatic injuries to the head and neck region:
- Fractured facial bones - those of the cheek, eye socket, nose, and/or forehead
- Fractured jaws - upper and/or lower
- Facial lacerations
- Intra-oral lacerations
- Avulsed Teeth - teeth that have been knocked out of the mouth.
If you are concerned that you may have a facial fracture of one of the bones of your face or a soft tissue that requires immediate attention, you should report to your local emergency room.