Drs. Dachille, Laing and Paladino have extensive
training in the treatment of facial trauma. They are on call
at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center to evaluate and treat
various types of bone or soft tissue injuries. Facial lacerations,
fractured facial bones, fractured jaws and avulsed (knocked
out) teeth are examples of the types of injuries they treat.
Injuries to the face may cause a great degree of emotional,
as well as physical trauma. Drs. Dachille, Laing and Paladino possess
extensive experience in treating various facial traumas, and
provide optimal surgical results to their patients.
The skin of the face and mucosa of the mouth
are known as soft tissues. Lacerations or cuts to these areas
are common due to their location on the body. Repair of these
lacerations often require suturing (stitches) to minimize
The bones of the face are
known as hard tissues. The nose, cheek bones, upper jaw and
bones supporting the eyes are known as facial bones, while the
lower jawbone is called the mandible. Treatment of fractured/broken
bones often requires surgery, which is usually performed at
the hospital. With the advancement of surgical techniques and
materials, the end results are much improved. Also, patients
are able to return to their normal activities much sooner.
Isolated injuries to teeth
are common and often require immediate treatment. The proper
replacement and stabilization of an avulsed (knocked-out tooth),
is crucial to insure positive long- term results. If a tooth
is avulsed, it should be placed in salt water or milk. The sooner
the tooth is re-inserted into the dental socket, the more likely
the survival of the tooth. Do not attempt to “wipe off”
the tooth for this may damage the surrounding tooth ligament.