An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is thoroughly qualified to repair facial injuries. These specialists are well versed in emergency care, acute treatment, and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation – for both physical and emotional reasons. Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional and physical trauma to patients. The science and art of treating these injuries requires special training involving “hands on” experience and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patient’s long-term function and appearance.
Dr. Jon Lebsack is trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma.
- Facial lacerations
- Intraoral lacerations
- Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
The Nature of Maxillofacial Trauma
Possible causes of facial trauma include motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports-related injuries, interpersonal violence, and work-related injuries. Facial injuries can range in from teeth to skin and bones. Typically, facial injuries are classified as soft tissue injuries (skin and gums), bone injuries (fractures), or injuries to special regions (such as the eyes, facial nerves, or the salivary glands).
Soft Tissue Injuries of the Maxillofacial Region
Soft tissue injuries, such as lacerations, to the face are often repaired by suturing. Care is taken to provide the best cosmetic result possible. In addition, care is taken to inspect for and treat injuries to structures such as facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts (or outflow channels). Dr. Lebsack is a well-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon, proficient in diagnosing and treating all types of facial lacerations.