Oral and maxillofacial specialists such as Dr. Jason Straw and Dr. Jennifer Jones are thoroughly qualified to repair facial injuries. These professionals are well versed in emergency care, acute treatment, and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation — not just for physical reasons but for emotional ones as well. Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional as well as physical trauma to patients. The science and art of treating these injuries requires special training involving a “hands-on” experience and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patient’s long-term function and appearance.
Dr. Straw and Dr. Jones, our oral surgeons at Orange County Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center, and our team meet and exceed these modern standards. Dr. Straw is trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. He is on staff at local hospitals and delivers emergency room coverage for facial injuries, which include the following conditions:
- Facial lacerations
- Intraoral lacerations
- Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
- Fractured facial bones (cheek, nose or eye socket)
- Fractured jaws (upper and lower jaw)
For more information about facial trauma repair in Irvine, California, please call our office at 949-727-7000!
SOFT TISSUE INJURIES OF THE MAXILLOFACIAL REGION
When soft tissue injuries, such as lacerations, occur on the face, they are repaired by suturing. In addition to the obvious concern of providing a repair that yields the best cosmetic result possible, care is taken to inspect for and treat injuries to structures such as facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts. Dr. Straw and Dr. Jones are a well-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeons and are proficient at diagnosing and treating all types of facial lacerations.
BONE INJURIES OF THE MAXILLOFACIAL REGION
Fractures to the bones in the face are treated in a similar manner to fractures in other parts of the body. The specific form of treatment is determined by various factors, which include the location of the fracture, the severity of the fracture, and the age and general health of the patient. When an arm or leg is fractured, a cast is often applied to stabilize the bone to allow for proper healing. Since a cast cannot be placed on the face, other means have been developed to stabilize facial fractures.