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.
"The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The procedure was very fast they went through every detail make sure I was OK during the process and Dr. Ringer even checked up on me after I was gone."- C.L. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
"Dr. Bailey and the dental assistant that took my blood were amazing. I was very scared and apprehensive and in severe pain and they made me feel so at ease. I thank them all so much for taking away my pain. They are amazing!!!"- G.C. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
"Had all 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Bailey and staff did a great job! Super professional, friendly and did a great job explaining everything and making me feel comfortable! 10/10 would reccomend for wisdom teeth removal!"- M.B. / Google / Apr 08, 2021
"Amazing experience since first step in the door my son was terrified and left smiling thank you to the staff and dr handsome :)"- S.C. / Google / Apr 07, 2021
"Dr. Eric Ringer is a very gentle and friendly person who makes you feel welcomed to be in his care. The overall atmosphere is very professional and clean and the staff is lovely."- M.W. / Google / Apr 07, 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.