An injury to the face can cause a variety of concerns such as tooth avulsion, cracked teeth, gum damage, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. At Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo, we are here to provide you and your family with prompt care to preserve your oral health and smile. Our seasoned team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons is well-versed in treating injuries that range from minor tooth damage to severe trauma like a jaw fracture. In many cases, these injuries are caused by an auto accident, fight, sports activity, or a nasty fall. We are pleased to serve local men and women with comprehensive oral care to address any maxillofacial trauma. Receiving the care you need in a timely manner is crucial in these cases, which is why our Pueblo, CO location offers flexible hours to get you in as soon as possible.
"I had to have a wisdom tooth removed today and I was referred to this office. I had such a great experience the staff was super nice very attentive and made sure that I was comfortable. Dr. Ringer and his staff are so awesome! I mean it was over before I even knew it. I was so impressed with Dr. Ringer and his staff. I will recommend this office to anyone and everyone. Thank you for saving my mouth from what could have and would have brought so much pain to it from the problem children(the wisdom teeth) ."- K.H. / Google / Nov 25, 2020
"5 stars! I took my oldest daughter to Dr. Steuer for wisdom teeth extraction. He did a beautiful job and she was up and back to her normal self so quickly! I appreciated his personal attention and care. In fact, my middle daughter is soon seeing Dr. Steuer to have her wisdom teeth removed!"- H.H. / Facebook / Nov 24, 2020
"Dr. Ringer is amazing! He was so patient and understanding with some of my problems and concerns!"- L.R. / Google / Nov 14, 2020
"They are amazing! I had my two upper wisdom teeth pulled out by Dr. Ringer two weeks ago. It was a simple surgery as my upper wisdom teeth were fully erupted. But it took only like 2 minutes to pull out the two teeth! I was prescribed painkillers, but I didn't need them at all. I had no pain after the surgery, my mouth also did not swell up like it is supposed to happen after wisdom teeth removal. When it comes to cost, they may be more expensive than dentists, but the money was surely worth it!"- A.F. / Google / Nov 07, 2020
"I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed here, and I went in scared but the staff made me feel comfortable and everything went incredibly smooth. Dr. Ringer and the staff were very helpful anytime I had questions. During recovery I did cause myself to bleed from grinding my teeth and I was able to get in contact with Dr. Ringer first thing in the morning and get it checked out ASAP. I appreciate everyone at this location immensely."- J.B. / Google / Oct 15, 2020
Candidates for maxillofacial surgery are those who have suffered from a minor or serious injury that has caused damage to their oral structures. Our team commonly treats facial lacerations, knocked-out or damaged teeth, fractured jawbones, and wounded cheekbones. Our experts have diverse training and experience in reconstructing the bones, soft tissues, and nerves to restore your oral function and aesthetic appearance. We also utilize modern tools and techniques to preserve your facial structures to attain the most natural-looking outcome possible.
What to Expect
The treatment you receive for your injury will depend heavily on your unique situation. Some patients can be treated here at our office while others could benefit more from receiving care at a hospital or surgical facility. First, we will assess your age, individual condition, the severity of your trauma, and placement of the injury before we create your personalized treatment plan. We will also ask about any medical conditions, medications you are taking, and health concerns you may have. From there, we will run diagnostics and formulate a treatment plan to restore the look and function of your face, jaw, and mouth. Depending on your trauma, we may work alongside your dentist or another specialist to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you require. To make sure that you're as comfortable as possible during your treatment, we will go over sedation options offered by our Pueblo, CO office.
Your recovery will vary depending on the injury you have endured and the treatment performed to restore your health. Once you have come around after your procedure, a member of our team will give you detailed instructions so that you can care for your incision sites properly as you heal. If further treatment is needed, these appointments will be scheduled accordingly by our office personnel. You will be asked to come in for a follow-up once your treatment has concluded so we can remove any wires, sutures, or other stabilization devices and monitor your progress. Depending on the trauma that was sustained, we may work with a restorative dentist or other professional to address your teeth. We encourage you to contact our office if you have any questions as you recover from your maxillofacial trauma surgery.
Depending on the injury sustained and your unique treatment plan, some of the costs for your maxillofacial trauma care may be covered by your insurance. To determine your coverage, a member of our team will get in touch with your provider and learn about your benefits. Your out-of-pocket costs will be made known to you promptly. We do everything in our power to ensure that you receive your necessary care at a cost that you feel comfortable with. If you are considering financing some of the costs for your treatment, our Pueblo, CO office partners with CareCredit®.
TREATMENT FOR TRAUMA
Accidents and injuries can be devastating. However, if the right care is received in a timely manner, your facial and oral structures can have their appearance, function, and health restored. If, for some reason, you endure a trauma to your mouth, please contact our office as soon as you can. Our skilled team of oral surgeons at Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo regularly treats patients with injuries that range from minor to severe. Don't hesitate to seek out the comprehensive care you need to regain your health and quality of life.