Repair facial trauma with oral surgery in Calgary.
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Drs. Edwards and Goos are well versed in emergency care, acute treatment, and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation – not just for physical reasons, but for emotional ones as well. Injuries to the face, by their very nature, exude a high degree of emotional as well as physical trauma to patients.
The science and art of treating these injuries requires special training involving a “hands on” experience and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patient’s long-term function and appearance.
- Skilled and qualified to manage and treat facial trauma
- Our doctors are on staff at local hospitals and deliver emergency room coverage for facial injuries.
- Offering comfort, safety, and clarity
Here, you will find comfort when you need it most.
Treat your emergency immediately.
The nature of maxillofacial trauma
Also known as maxillofacial injuries, facial trauma is any injury on the face, mouth, or jaw. Most of these injuries are caused by auto accidents, sports mishaps, work-related accidents, or acts of violence.
Facial injuries include the following:
- Facial lacerations
- Intraoral lacerations
- Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
- Fractured facial bones (cheek, nose, or eye socket)
- Fractured jaws (upper and lower jaw)
- Injuries to special organs (like the ears, eyes, salivary glands, and facial nerves)
Diagnosing facial trauma in Calgary
At our maxillofacial clinic, we use the Kodak 9000 3D system to diagnose potential issues more accurately and provide treatment with unprecedented confidence. Unlike a traditional spiral CT scanner, this 3D system utilizes cone beam CT technology and provides precise, crystal-clear digital images while minimizing your exposure to radiation.
This 3D system enables us to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments in our office, helping to reduce multiple visits. The scanner allows us to choose the field of view, or scanning area, that best suits your specific treatment needs. This helps to limit your radiation exposure because we are focusing specifically on your area of concern.
The Kodak system brings the latest 3D technology to Mission Oral Surgery, providing unmatched visualization of anatomical detail which aids in treatment planning and helps us to better explain the particulars of your case, as well as address any questions you may have. Drs. Edwards or Goos can use this innovative technology to quickly and easily share 3D images of the area of concern with your referring doctor – allowing the doctors to collaborate on your care, improving your experience, and delivering a positive treatment outcome.
Treating facial trauma
Treating injuries to the teeth
Injuries to your teeth and gums may involve several dental sessions. Oral surgeons come in when your teeth have been displaced, knocked out, or need replanting. They may also help treat fractures to the supporting bones.
For knocked-out teeth, several tooth replacement options are available, including dental implants, dentures, fixed bridges, and dental flippers.
Treating soft tissue facial injuries
These injuries include facial and intraoral lacerations, which can be repaired by stitching and suturing. Our oral surgeons offer face injury treatment in the safest and most comfortable way possible. It’s important not to only treat the facial lacerations but also any underlying structural issues.
Treating facial fractures
Bone injuries around the maxillofacial area can affect your ability to speak, chew, and swallow. To stabilize and fix fractured jaws, oral surgeons place small metal plates and screws at the injured site. This facial fracture treatment promotes healing and eliminates the need to have your jaws wired together.
Preventing facial trauma
Taking simple precautions can go a long way in keeping you safe and preventing facial trauma.
Consider doing the following:
- Always wear your seatbelt
- Wear a properly fitted mouthguard and other protective gear during athletic activities
- Wear a helmet when cycling or biking
Remember, prevention is always better than a cure.
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