An injury that has occurred to your mouth or face may need to be treated by an oral surgeon to restore aesthetics and function, minimize scarring, and optimize healing. Oral surgeons like Drs. Kurtz and Lee have received extensive training and education beyond dental school to understand the complex structures of the face and how to address facial trauma incidents with care and compassion.
If you or your child has experienced a facial trauma, we encourage you to contact Greater Connecticut Oral & Dental Implant Surgery as soon as possible. However, we understand that facial trauma injuries occur unexpectedly—if your injury has occurred outside normal business hours or is extensive in nature, please go to the nearest emergency room to be treated by the on-call oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Facial trauma injuries may include cuts to the face or inside the mouth, teeth that are broken or knocked out, and broken facial bones or jaw.
At Greater Connecticut Oral & Dental Implant Surgery, we will make every effort to treat your facial trauma injury promptly. The severity of your injury, as well as its location, will determine the appropriate course of treatment. As a general treatment overview, here is what you can expect if you experience facial cuts, fractures, or dental injuries.Facial Cuts
Stitches are the most common way to treat cuts that have been sustained inside or around the mouth. Your oral surgeon will evaluate the injury and use the best suturing technique to help you heal and minimize scarring.Facial Fractures
Wires, plates, and screws are commonly used to treat facial fractures, since they cannot be stabilized with traditional casts.Dental Injuries
In general, a dentist can fix a tooth that has been broken or cracked. A tooth that has been knocked out or broken at the socket may require an oral surgeon for treatment.
If your tooth has been knocked out completely, please call us as soon as possible. Do not wipe off or attempt to clean the tooth. Place the tooth in a container of saliva or whole milk and bring it with you to our practice. The best chance for saving a tooth is within 30 minutes of a severe dental injury.
It is important to keep in mind that a tooth may not be able to be saved after a severe injury. If this occurs, your oral surgeon will review all of your tooth replacement options, including dental implants.
Greater Connecticut Oral & Dental Implant Surgery is here for you. Please call our practice in Danbury, CT, or New Milford, CT, as soon as possible in the event of a facial trauma injury. However, injuries that have been sustained after hours or are extensive should be treated at the nearest emergency room by the oral and maxillofacial surgeon on call.