Following Emergency Treatment for Facial Trauma, We Should Be Your First Call


Posted on 7/10/2018 by Westlake Oral & Plastic Surgery
Following Emergency Treatment for Facial Trauma, We Should Be Your First CallFacial trauma needs special attention because there are so many important systems that are contained within the face, for example, systems for vision, hearing, and sensation are found in the face. You also need to worry about other structures located in the neck and head, such as airways, blood vessels, and nerves.

So, following emergency treatment for facial trauma, we should be the first place you call so that we can follow up and ensure that we start the proper treatment if needed.  Not only can facial trauma have serious effects on multiple systems around your face and head, but a serious injury to the face can be devastating psychologically.


Causes of Facial Trauma


There can be several reasons why facial trauma happens to a person, such as a car accident, sports injuries, domestic violence, and work-related injuries. Because any injury to the face, especially when it is a violent blow, can a fact your mouth and teeth, it is very important that you call us right away after you have been treated at a medical facility.


Treatment of Facial Injuries


Depending on how severe the facial trauma is, you may need anything from stitches to reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.  There is also great concern about things such as the nerves, salivary glands, or airways. Our surgeons are specialized in treating all types of facial trauma injuries.

If there is bone damage in the face, it is treated in a similar way as when other parts of the body are injured, but it will depend on the severity of the trauma, the age of the patient, and their general health. Even if a tooth is knocked out there are methods of saving it and reinserting it successfully, but you should never try to pull a tooth out even if it's hanging by a thread.

It is extremely important that you come and see us if you have suffered any kind of facial trauma, whether in a car accident or playing your favorite sport. The sooner we address any issues related to the injury the faster you can get back to normal.
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