Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. They have intimate knowledge of the relationship between the bones of the face, the upper and lower jaws and teeth. After a major or minor facial trauma, this working anatomic knowledge is essential to restore form, function and appearance.
Dr. Dietrich meets and exceeds these modern standards. He is trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. He is on staff at local hospitals and delivers emergency room coverage for facial injuries, which include the following conditions:
- Facial lacerations
- Intra oral lacerations
- Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
- Fractured facial bones (cheek, nose or eye socket)
- Fractured jaws (upper and lower jaw)
There are a number of possible causes of facial trauma such as:
- motor vehicle accidents
- accidental falls
- sports injuries
- interpersonal violence
- work-related injuries
Facial trauma causes a high degree of physical and emotional trauma to the patient. Correcting facial trauma requires special training and an in depth understanding of the long term function and appearance of the face. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons take into consideration the patient’s prior appearance and any permanent damage that will affect the results.