Facial Trauma Treatment Fort Wayne, IN
Facial Trauma Treatment
Repair Facial Aesthetics and Function
Injuries to the face can have devastating consequences, and in addition to altering the face’s appearance, cause emotional stress as well as dental and physical complications. Immediate treatment for facial trauma is often necessary, as it generally follows an accident and may involve surgery be performed at a hospital. As oral surgeons with full hospital privileges, Drs. Mulokozi Lugakingira and Franklin Awah have specialized training and experience specifically in reconstructive dental surgical procedures, including repairing facial salivary glands, nerves and ducts, jaw and facial bones, and teeth. No matter if you believe your injuries are beyond repair, we are highly trained in treating complex cases and will help restore both function and beauty to your face.
The Types of Facial Trauma
Facial trauma may be the result of a sports injury, car accident, work mishap, or other injury, and can lead to anything from a knocked-out tooth to facial lacerations and broken jaw bones. There are three types of facial trauma: soft tissue injuries, bone injuries, and tooth injuries. Each require different procedures and skills sets, all of which our doctors are highly specialized in and passionate about. Your facial injury treatment will be in good hands, no matter the procedures you need for a full recovery.
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Facial lacerations damaging the gums, salivary glands, ducts, or nerves. Treatment usually involves placing very fine sutures for minimal scarring and better cosmetic outcomes.
Fractures of the facial bones. Treatments include “rigid fixation,” wiring the jaw shut, or using plates and screws to stabilize bones and promote faster healing.
fractured or knocked-out teeth. Treatment can involve replacing the displaced tooth by wiring or bonding for stabilization or the placement of dental implants.
Benefits of an Oral Surgeon
Receiving reconstructive care from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon provides numerous benefits to patients. Oral surgeons like Drs. Lugakingira and Awah receive specialized training in emergency care, acute treatment of facial trauma, and long-term facial reconstruction and rehabilitation. Our ultimate goal is to use this extensive knowledge of facial structure and advanced procedures to treat your injuries so your facial appearance is minimally affected and your restorations are successful. Our minimally-invasive treatment options fully restore function and reduce the chances of scarring to preserve the aesthetics of your face. At any time during your treatment process you feel anxious, we can provide you with sedation options to help you feel calm and relaxed.