Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma.
There are a number of possible causes of facial trauma such as motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, sports injuries, interpersonal violence, and work-related injuries. Types of facial injuries can range from injuries of teeth to extremely severe injuries of the skin and bones of the face. Typical facial injuries are classified as either soft tissue injuries, bone injuries, or injuries to special regions.
When soft tissue injuries such as lacerations occur in the face they are repaired by suturing. In addition to the obvious concern and providing the repair that yields the best cosmetic result possible, care is taken to inspect for and treat injuries to structures such as facial nerves, salivary glands and salivary ducts. Dr. David Turbyfill is a well-trained Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon and proficient at diagnosing and treating all types of facial lacerations.