Facial trauma usually occurs when you least expect it. It may be a result of an auto or sports-related accident, work-related injury, or even an interpersonal altercation. No matter what the cause, facial injuries can be an emotional experience for a patient, which is why our staff works hard to provide top-quality treatment and support for all patient visits. Facial traumas can cause damage to your teeth and jaw bones, which can make it difficult to eat, drink, and breathe properly. Our expert oral and maxillofacial surgeons can treat and repair all kinds of facial injuries.
During your appointment, our oral surgeons will determine the best treatment plan for your condition, including the use of anesthesia and a rehabilitation plan for after the surgery. At Central Mass Oral Surgery, we treat many minor facial injuries at our two offices in Leominster, MA, and Gardner, MA. More severe facial trauma may require treatment at a local hospital. Drs. Colarusso and Baran are all on staff at nearby hospitals to provide patient care in emergency situations. We understand that facial trauma is an urgent matter and we will do our best to schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible to address your injury.
Types of Facial Injuries
Dr. Colarusso and Dr. Baran are skilled in reconstructive surgery and the treatment of various facial traumas. Some of the most common facial injuries to treat are facial cuts and lacerations, bone injuries of the jaw and face, and dental injuries.
- Facial cuts and lacerations. We sometimes treat these minor injuries with the use of sutures. A suture is a surgical stitch that brings the edges of a cut or laceration together to begin the healing process and prevent scarring.
- Bone injuries. Fractured facial bones require stabilization to heal properly. Our surgeons can stabilize facial bones using small tools such as medical-grade titanium screws, plates, and wires. Once the tools are in place, the bone will heal in the correct position over time. The plates, screws, and wires used in the surgery may not require removal following treatment. Since they are biocompatible, sometimes they can be left in place after the bone has healed.
- Dental injuries. Your dentist can repair minor tooth damage without consulting one of our oral surgeons. If the tooth is damaged beneath the surface or completely knocked out, Dr. Colarusso or Dr. Baran may need to perform a surgical procedure. If a patient loses a tooth due to a dental injury, and we cannot save the tooth, our oral surgeons may recommend placing dental implants.
Treating Facial Trauma at Central Mass Oral Surgery
Our staff at Central Mass Oral Surgery is prepared to make your visit as stress-free and comfortable as possible when treating your facial injuries. For your convenience, our practice has two offices in Leominster, MA, and Gardner, MA. It is important to contact our office staff and schedule an appointment as quickly as possible following a facial injury to protect your teeth and facial features in the long run. Drs. Colarusso and Baran are well trained in reconstructive facial surgery and restorative procedures such as dental implant placement. We work hard to address all of your concerns to restore your oral function and facial appearance.