An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is well-trained in the treatment of facial injuries. Doctors Patterson and DiPasquale are well versed in emergency care, acute treatment and long term reconstruction and rehabilitation. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat Facial Trauma. 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.
They are on staff at local hospitals and deliver emergency room coverage for facial injuries, which include the following conditions:
The Nature of Maxillofacial Trauma
Causes of Facial Trauma
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:
Typically, facial injuries are classified as soft tissue injuries (skin and gums), bone injuries (fractures), or injuries to special regions (such as the eyes, facial nerves or the salivary glands).
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