What Dental or Facial Trauma Requires Oral Surgery?

By: Dr. Carolyn B. Walker


At Leon Springs Dental Center, Dr. Carolyn B. Walker and her team frequently address the complex issues of dental and facial trauma. Recognizing when these injuries require oral surgery is crucial for effective treatment and recovery. Dental and facial traumas can range from minor to severe, and in many cases, the intervention of a skilled oral surgeon is necessary to restore function and aesthetics. These injuries can result from accidents, sports injuries, falls, or even everyday activities. Understanding when oral surgery is necessary is one of the many ways our dental team is committed to protecting and restoring the oral health of individuals in San Antonio, TX.

What types of dental trauma may require oral surgery?

Various types of dental trauma demand different levels of care. A dental trauma could be a chipped or broken tooth, knocked-out teeth, and injuries to the jaw. In cases where a tooth is severely damaged or displaced, oral surgery may be necessary to either save the tooth or prepare for a dental implant. Complex jaw injuries, often involving fractures, also typically require surgical intervention for proper healing and alignment.

How can an oral surgeon address my facial trauma?

Facial trauma encompasses a broad range of injuries, including fractures to the jaw, cheekbones, nose, and eye sockets. Our experienced oral surgeon is adept at handling these delicate cases, ensuring that the bones are properly set and that any associated dental injuries are addressed. This holistic approach is crucial not only for aesthetic restoration but also for preserving vital functions like speech and eating.

What can I expect during oral surgery?

Undergoing oral surgery can be a daunting prospect for many patients. However, at Leon Springs Dental Center, Dr. Walker and her team prioritize patient comfort and safety. The process typically involves a detailed examination, possibly including x-rays or CT scans, to determine the extent of the injury and the best possible course of action. During surgery, advanced techniques and technologies are used to repair damage, minimize scarring, and promote faster healing.

Get experienced care for dental or facial trauma

If you or a loved one has experienced dental or facial trauma, seeking prompt and expert care is essential. At Leon Springs Dental Center, Dr. Carolyn B. Walker offers comprehensive evaluations and treatment plans tailored to each patient's needs. Don't let trauma impact your quality of life. Contact us at our San Antonio, TX, dental clinic to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward recovery and restoration. Trust in the expertise and compassionate care of Dr. Walker and her team to guide you through your oral surgery journey.

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