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Repair and Reconstruction After Facial Injury

Maxillofacial injuries, also known as facial trauma, encompass any injury to the head, neck, face, teeth, and jaws. 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, such as the experts at Utah Surgical Arts.

The oral 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. Our surgeons are staffed at local hospitals in Provo, Payson, South Jordan, and Lehi, UT, where they respond to emergency cases involving facial trauma.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, go to the nearest emergency room to receive care from the oral surgeon on call.

Types of Facial Trauma

Because these injuries affect the oral and maxillofacial region, they can affect sight and the ability to breathe, speak, and swallow. The severity of the injury will determine the length of treatment and steps involved. The different types of facial trauma injuries include:

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

Treating Facial Trauma at Utah Surgical Arts

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. We will perform surgery 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.

Prior to treatment, we will take CBCT scans of your face and head. These detailed images assist us in determining the extent of the injury and allow us to track progress throughout treatment. We will also discuss your options for anesthesia and help you select the right choice for any surgical procedure.

Utah Surgical Arts provides patients with detailed instructions to follow after surgery, ensuring an informed and speedy recovery. If you ever have questions during recovery or are in need of treatment following a facial injury, contact Utah Surgical Arts in Provo, Payson, South Jordan, and Lehi, Utah, today.

AAAHC Accreditation

Utah Surgical Arts is approved by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This accreditation is difficult to obtain and allows our office to function as a hospital and/or surgical center. Since extensive surgeries must be performed in a surgical center, there are many instances where the patient may be unable to undergo surgery due to the high cost of the hospital or surgical center. If your surgery can be performed at Utah Surgical Arts, the cost savings may be significant. Many patients who were unable to have the procedure due to the high cost involved were able to have the procedure performed at Utah Surgical Arts. Learn More.

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