What Is Maxillofacial Trauma?
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.
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"I highly recommend this office. The girls up front were super nice from the moment I walked in. The staff was great as well. Cassie and Dr Bailey explained everything thoroughly before the procedure, and turned a scary thing into a walk in the park. If I ever need more work this is definitely the place to go."- J.M. / Google / Dec 31, 2021
"Receptionists were nice, office seemed clean. The surgeon I had was top notch! He explained everything to me thoroughly and professionally. Answered my questions patiently and as far as I can tell did a swell job. He had *excellent* bedside manner and i cannot stress how important I find that. The gal (not sure of her name or title) who got me hooked up to the machines was nice and when we got to the medical side extremely professional. Only complaint is the masking, I get it I guess (though they dig around in your unconscious, unmasked mouth), but I still hate not seeing people's faces. I would 100% recommend them to anyone needing wisdom tooth extraction and I imagine they are just as great with their other services."- J.A. / Google / Dec 30, 2021
Who Should Seek Care for Jaw or Facial Trauma?
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.
How Are Oral and Facial Injuries Treated?
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.
What Can I Expect During Facial Trauma Recovery?
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.
Is Maxillofacial Trauma Care Covered by Insurance?
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®.
Expert Care When You Need it Most
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.