What is Facial Trauma?
Facial trauma is a broad term concerning inury to the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. It’s relatively common for people to experience injury to the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face, especially with sporting accidents, falls, motor vehicle accidents, and cycling accidents. Whatever the cause, injury to the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face should be rapidly treated after initial stabilization or the injury. Oral maxillofacial surgery can be complicated and the procedures must be carefully planned for the best possible outcomes.
At Four Corners Oral Surgery, we provide comprehensive oral maxillofacial surgery services for patients and their referring doctors in Toronto and nearby areas.
What are the Most Common Types and Signs of Facial Trauma?
Experts in oral maxillofacial surgery are uniquely skilled to provide diagnosis, treatment planning, and surgery for bone fractures, facial fractures, jaw injuries, and other types of facial trauma.
The following are some of the most common signs and types of facial trauma treated with oral maxillofacial surgery.
Soft Facial Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue damage can be repaired during oral maxillofacial surgery. Examples include cuts, lacerations, and other types of tissue damage of the mouth and face. Sutures and stitching are the most common forms of treatment for soft facial tissue injuries. Our team works tirelessly to restore function while ensuring the best aesthetic outcome.
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery for Bone Fractures
Facial trauma can include facial fractures at the eye sockets, cheeks, nose, and jaw. Normal bone fractures are typically stabilized with techniques like casting, but the approach for oral maxillofacial surgery is different. Surgical plates and screws can be used to stabilize facial bone fractures and facilitate the healing process. This can almost always be achieved without wiring the jaw shut. Modern techniques allow for enhanced patient comfort during recovery. The best oral maxillofacial surgery practitioners perform detailed case planning to ensure the best long-term outcomes from facial fractures.
Impact injuries often cause damage to teeth, including chipping, cracking, and breaking. Teeth may be knocked out when bone fractures and other types of facial trauma occur.
Saving a displaced tooth is possible but requires quick action. If you have suffered a facial injury with a knocked-out tooth, immediately place the tooth in a clean container with salt water or milk and call your family dentist right away. Do not wash the tooth first. When treatment is provided within hours of the injury, it is possible to reinsert the tooth and it may be saved without further intervention. In cases where there is further injury to the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face, your dentist will refer you to our oral maxillofacial surgery for further treatment.
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“I recently had some oral surgery and just wanted to comment on how incredible each and every staff member was — from both the medical team as well as the staff at the front desk…. I was understandably nervous, but every person there made me feel calm, safe and relaxed…… thank you to each and every one of you!!! You’re the best!!!”
- – Karen
“I was out of Dr. Mascarenhas’s chair in approximately ten minutes, without pain.
I highly recommend him as one of the best Oral surgeons to consider.”
- – Derek
“My son had complex oral surgery and Dr. Omura’s job was outstanding, in fact my son was eating solids in 3 days.
The staff is extremely friendly, polite, caring and very helpful.
The assistant & nurse were great, compassionate and helped me get my 6’2 son into my car without hesitation.
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- – Alejandra
“Highly recommend. The team is amazing. Little to no after-effects after my implant surgery.
I was nervous coming in, but the staff put at ease and the surgery went flawlessly!”
- – Beryl
“Dr. Mascarenhas performed a wisdom teeth extraction on all four of my wisdom teeth. The entire experience from start to finish to finish was nothing shy of wonderful. As a very nervous patient, all staff were kind, patient, and understanding. I would highly recommend this office to any patient looking for an oral surgeon.”
- – Graydon
“I came in for a consult and had my x-rays taken as part of it. I was very impressed with the technology and equipment Four Corners had. The assistant pulled up my x-rays immediately on the screen and Dr. Mascarenhas was able to walk me through my treatment plan right away. I am looking forward to my procedure next month, as the staff and surgeon were very welcoming and professional.”
- – Jeremy
“I came in to see Dr. Mascarenhas for 2 dental extractions. I was so pleased with how the procedure went and that my recovery was fast and seamless – I went back to work the next day. This was an exceptional experience for me as I had gotten another tooth extracted at a different office about 3 years ago, and it hurt me for 3-4 months after; Dr. Mascarenhas’ work was flawless! I’m very thankful for the staff’s experience and professionalism.”
- – Delford