As oral and maxillofacial surgeons with years of hands-on training and experience in hospital and emergency room settings, Dr. Koshgerian and Dr. Shelton are uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma in a way that ensures optimal healing for your injuries with the least amount of visible scarring. Facial injuries of all kinds, including facial fractures, lacerations, and dental injuries are treated at our practice.
Facial trauma injuries are always physically and emotionally upsetting — fortunately, whatever the cause of your injury, there are many advanced treatments provided by oral and maxillofacial surgeons that can restore your oral function and facial aesthetics. Our oral surgeons will do everything they can to see you as quickly as possible in the event of a facial injury and will evaluate your condition to determine the best course of treatment for you. Facial trauma can involve soft tissue (skin and gums), bones, and injuries to regions such as the eyes, facial nerves, or the salivary glands. For less severe injuries we provide treatment in our practice — more extreme injuries or ones that occur after-hours should be treated immediately in a hospital emergency room.
Some of the more common facial injuries we see include
Remember: If your tooth is knocked out, place it in saliva or whole milk and call us as soon as possible. If we can reinsert your tooth into the socket quickly, there’s a better chance that it will survive. Do not attempt to wipe off the tooth, as remnants of the ligament that hold the tooth in the jaw are critical to successful re-insertion.
Dr. Koshgerian or Dr. Shelton are specialists in the treatment of facial injuries, and when a facial injury occurs, you want the very best treatment with long-term reconstruction and healing in mind. Call The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego as soon as you can after a facial injury at (619) 287-5000. For severe injuries and injuries that occur after hours, please head to the emergency room where there will be an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon on call to help you. If you have any questions about facial trauma treatment and prevention, we are happy to speak with you. We appreciate the opportunity to care for you and your family.