Rothman and Kim Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Philadelphia, PA & Cinnaminson, NJ
Dental and facial injuries can be particularly traumatic and painful, requiring expert care to heal properly. Marc Rothman, DMD, and M. David Kim, DMD, provide exceptional treatments for dental and facial injuries at Rothman and Kim Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Cinnaminson, New Jersey. To learn more about the practice’s compassionate care and exceptional services, schedule a visit today by calling either office or booking online.
Dental and Facial Injuries Q&A
What are dental and facial injuries?
Dental and facial injuries are any physical trauma to the tissues of your face or oral cavity. They can happen for many reasons, including sports injuries, automobile accidents, physical mishaps, or work-related injuries.
The team at Rothman and Kim Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery know that dental and facial injuries can be physically and emotionally traumatic. They take the utmost care to treat your facial injury and rehabilitate you back to optimal health.
What are some examples of dental and facial injuries?
Dental and facial injuries can take on a variety of forms, including:
- Knocked-out tooth
- Cut, tear, or laceration on your face, lips, cheeks, gums, or tongue
- Broken or fractured jaw
- Fractured facial bones, including your nose, cheek, or eye socket
There are different categories for dental and facial injuries, including soft tissue injuries, bone injuries, and injuries to regions (like salivary glands, eyes, or facial nerves).
Whatever your dental or facial injury, the team of highly skilled professionals at Rothman and Kim Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can provide you with expert treatment.
How do you treat dental and facial injuries?
The treatment for your dental and facial injury depends on the type of injury you have. These include:
Soft tissue injuries
Your oral surgeon typically repairs soft tissue injuries by suturing the site of the injury. They take great care to ensure you are provided with the best cosmetic results and that your salivary glands, salivary ducts, and facial nerves are all properly functioning.
Your oral surgeon treats bones injuries to your face and jaw in much the same way that a general surgeon treats fractures in other parts of your body: by aligning the fractured pieces back together and stabilizing them so that your body can naturally fuse the bones and heal.
When stabilizing bones in the non-facial parts of your body, a surgeon uses a cast. It’s not feasible to put a cast on your face, though, so your oral surgeon instead wires your jaws together to restrict movement or uses small plates and screws to stabilize the injury site.
The team at Rothman and Kim Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery takes every measure to ensure that your bone injury treatment doesn’t affect your appearance, using the minimal amount of incisions and keeping them small and strategically placed so that they’re not as visible.
To learn more about dental and facial injuries, schedule a visit to Rothman and Kim Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery by calling the office or booking an appointment online.