Facial Trauma Reconstruction

Here at Denver Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Matthew Schacht understands how traumatic a facial injury can be- both physically and emotionally- and is committed to treating his patients with the upmost compassion and understanding.

Our experience in facial trauma reconstruction includes:

  • Fractured jaws- both upper and lower
  • Fractured facial bones- eye socket, nose or cheek
  • Knocked out teeth
  • Facial lacerations

We are able to treat both soft tissue and bony injuries with the minimum amount of incisions possible, to minimize scarring and ensure that your appearance will not be negatively affected.

What does correcting facial trauma involve?

If bones of the face or jaw have been broken or fractured, they can be held together by wiring or by inserting small screws or plates. Any cuts or lacerations can be treated quickly and easily by way of stitches. Dr. Schacht is careful to ensure minimal scarring.

If a tooth has been knocked out, there are a few possibilities for repairing the damage. Obviously, if the tooth is still intact and is brought in quickly enough, there is a possibility of reinsertion. Placing the tooth in a glass of milk until it can be brought in and examined can sometimes help preserve the root. However, in the event that the tooth does not qualify for reinsertion, a prosthetic tooth can be implanted to restore aesthetic appearance and functionality.

Dr. Matthew Schacht will perform a thorough exam and take x-rays in order to create the best treatment plan for your specific injuries.

 

Facial Trauma Reconstruction

Not To Be Taken Lightly!

No facial injury should be taken lightly. A number of serious health and dental concerns arise from facial trauma, such as respiratory or breathing issues, speech and swallowing. Typically extensive maxillofacial fractures are accompanied by other serious medical problems. Dr. Schacht, one of Denver's finest oral and maxillofacial surgeons, will utilize his special care with his medical specialists to ensure that you receive the best overall care and results.