Facial Trauma

A specially trained oral surgeon is needed to assess and treat facial trauma to ensure the mouth, neck, and teeth heal properly while keeping teeth aligned.

Facial Trauma

Treating facial trauma

Facial trauma is also referred to as maxillofacial injuries and includes fractures of the lower jaw, upper jaw, palate, nasal bones, cheekbones, eye sockets, and lacerations of the skin and soft tissue to these areas. These injuries can have an effect on the ability to breathe, speak, and swallow. There are a wide range of causes for these injuries, such as a vehicle accident, a sports mishap, workplace accidents, acts of violence, and more.

Our oral surgeons are also staffed at local hospitals, where they deliver emergency room coverage for facial injuries and treat those who are experiencing a facial injury emergency. Conditions in need of an emergency oral surgeon's attention, in addition to those mentioned above, include

  • Avulsed, or knocked-out, teeth
  • Broken teeth or facial bones
  • Facial numbness or tingling following trauma
  • Bruising or discoloration behind your ears, eyes, or under your tongue
  • A deep cut or puncture wound on your face
  • Facial pain
  • Difficulty breathing, seeing, talking, or swallowing following trauma

If you need immediate medical attention for facial trauma, visit your local emergency room to receive immediate attention from the oral surgeon on call. Additionally, you should visit the emergency room if you are feeling disoriented, dizzy, nauseated, or are otherwise incapacitated following a traumatic injury.

Facial trauma treatment in San Francisco

Our oral surgeons are specially trained to assess and treat facial trauma in patients of all ages. We work hard to make sure you recover the look and function of your teeth, face, neck, and mouth and address all of your questions and concerns along the way. To learn more about how the experts at 7x7 Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists treat facial trauma, contact our Van Ness, Stonestown, or West Portal office and schedule an appointment to meet with one of our doctors.