Facial Trauma

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.

Soft Tissue Injuries

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 scarring.

Hard Tissue Injuries

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.

Dental Injuries

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.

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