Facial Trauma

Assessing and treating facial trauma requires highly skilled doctors who establish a very specific care plan for you.

Facial Trauma

Treating Facial Trauma

Maxillofacial injuries, also referred to as facial trauma, encompass any injury to the oral or facial structures. These injuries may include fractures of the lower jaw, upper jaw, palate, nasal bones, cheek bones, eye sockets, and combinations of these bones and/or lacerations of the overlying skin and soft tissue. These injuries can affect sight and the ability to breathe, speak, and swallow. Treatment often requires hospitalization. Almost everyone has experienced such an injury or knows someone who has. Most maxillofacial injuries are caused by a sports mishap, motor vehicle accident, on-the-job accident, act of violence, or an accident in the home. If you or a loved one incurs one of these types of injuries, it is imperative that your treating physician has expertise in emergency care, acute treatment, and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation.

The surgeons at Utah Surgical Arts are specially trained and uniquely qualified to perform treatment of facial injuries. With both dental and medical degrees, and having completed years of rigorous surgical training in maxillofacial trauma, they are experts in the management of complex injuries of the facial skeleton and facial soft tissues.

Drs. Harris, Park, Brown, and Wood are on staff at local hospitals and deliver emergency room coverage for facial injuries, which include the following conditions:

  • Facial lacerations
  • Fractured facial bones (cheek, nose, or eye socket)
  • Fractured jaws (upper and lower jaw)
  • Intraoral lacerations
  • Avulsed (knocked-out) teeth

Patients who suffer facial trauma are often concerned with the restoration of their physical appearance. Our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons will address your concerns by developing a surgical treatment plan that is most suitable for your long-term functional needs, as well as your physical appearance after the procedure. He will perform the procedure using the least number of well-hidden incisions possible in conjunction with the meticulous placement of sutures and a post-operative recovery plan that will together ensure your satisfaction with the cosmetic results of your surgery.

Where can I get facial trauma surgery in Utah County?

Drs. Harris, Park, Brown, and Wood of Utah Surgical Arts maintain three practice offices located in South Jordan, Provo, and Payson, UT, serving all of Utah County and Salt Lake County and are available to schedule your surgery at any of their locations.

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