Facial Trauma Surgery & Repair Salem OR
Facial Trauma Surgeries Mid-Valley Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional, as well as physical trauma to patients. The science and art of treating these injuries requires special training involving a hands on experience and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patients long term function and appearance.
Dr. Swiderski meets and exceeds these modern standards. He is trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. He can deliver emergency room coverage for facial injuries, which include the following conditions:
- Facial lacerations
- Intraoral lacerations
- Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
- Fractured facial bones (cheek, nose or eye socket)
- Fractured jaws (upper and lower jaw)
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The Nature of Maxillofacial Trauma
There are a number of possible causes of facial trauma such as motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, sports injuries, interpersonal violence, and work-related injuries. Types of facial injuries can range from injuries of teeth to extremely severe injuries of the skin and bones of the face. Typically, facial injuries are classified as either soft tissue injuries (skin and gums), bone injuries (fractures), or injuries to special regions (such as the eyes, facial nerves or the salivary glands).
Soft Tissue Injuries of the Maxillofacial Region
When soft tissue injuries, such as lacerations, occur on the face, they are repaired by suturing. In addition to the obvious concern of providing a repair that yields the best cosmetic result possible, care is taken to inspect for and treat injuries to structures such as facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts (or outflow channels). Dr. Swiderski is a well-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon and is proficient at diagnosing and treating all types of facial lacerations.
Bone Injuries of the Maxillofacial Region
Fractures of the bones of the face are treated in a manner similar to the fractures in other parts of the body. The specific form of treatment is determined by various factors, which include the location of the fracture, the severity of the fracture, the age and general health of the patient. When an arm or a leg is fractured, a cast is often applied to stabilize the bone to allow for proper healing. Since a cast cannot be placed on the face, other means have been developed to stabilize facial fractures.
One of these options involves wiring the jaws together for certain fractures of the upper and/or lower jaw. Certain other types of fractures of the jaw are best treated and stabilized by the surgical placement of small plates and screws at the involved site. This technique of treatment can often allow for healing and eliminates the need of having the jaws wired together. This technique is called “rigid fixation” of a fracture. The development and use of rigid fixation has profoundly improved the recovery period for many patients, allowing them to return to normal function more quickly.
The treatment of facial fractures should be accomplished in a thorough and predictable manner. More importantly, the patient’s facial appearance should be minimally affected. An attempt at accessing the facial bones through the fewest incisions necessary is always made. At the same time, the incisions that become necessary, are designed to be small and, whenever possible, are placed so that the resultant scar is hidden.
Injuries to the Teeth & Surrounding Dental Structures
Isolated injuries to teeth are quite common and may require the expertise of various dental specialists. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are involved in treating fractures in the supporting bone or in replanting teeth that have been displaced or knocked out. These types of injuries are treated by one of a number of forms of splinting (stabilizing by wiring or bonding teeth together).
If a Tooth is Knocked Out: it should be placed in salt water or milk. The sooner the tooth is re-inserted into the dental socket, the better chance it will survive. Therefore, the patient should see a dentist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon as soon as possible. Never attempt to wipe the tooth off, since remnants of the ligament that hold the tooth in the jaw are attached and are vital to the success of replanting the tooth. Other dental specialists may be called upon such as endodontists, who may be asked to perform root canal therapy, and/or restorative dentists who may need to repair or rebuild fractured teeth. In the event that injured teeth cannot be saved or repaired, dental implants are utilized as replacements for missing teeth.
Mid-Valley Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery
- Kumi J
Dr. Swiderski and his staff are talented and professional
- Ross N
Coming from someone who has great dental anxiety I felt in professional and kind hands!
- Beverly C
Dr. Swiderski was so easy to talk to, he did everything I requested without fail and he did a wonderful job. He called frequently to assure I was doing well and I can't think of another Dentist I'd recommend any more highly than him.
- judy m
This is a great office. The doctor and staff are wonderful. Very willing to take the time to answer all of my questions. I would definitely return if I or anyone in my family has oral surgery needs.
- Diane C
Very positive experience. All staff very professional and proficient. Started c/ an extraction, bone graft and implant.
- Louise W
I have received the best so care. Thanks everyone!
- Manuel P
Dr. Swiderski is such a nice and kind man. He explained my procedure thouroughly and answered all my questions, making me feel comfortable. I referred him to a family member who had the same overall experience as I had. Also, the staff is A+.
- Linda L
I have only been here a couple of times but so far it's been great
- Diane d E
Thanks for checking in after procedure and calling to remind me of apts,
- Norma S
Nice people,nice atmosphere. No complaints
- Jane Ann D
When you have dental pain, you do not want to wait for a solution. I was fortunate to hear about Dr. Swiderski and was lead to his office to heal my pain. I am very thankful we have dental surgeons like him who are very experienced and knowledgeable in modern and up-to-date dentistry. Thank you Dr. Swiderski and staff.
- Dennis G
I couldn't have been more unlucky to have endured my injury, but everyone here has been simply wonderful and caring. I feel like a family member when I come here
- Andrew S
Very pleasant staff and experience overall
- Brandy B
I have been very impressed with my experience with this group
- Steve A
It was a very pleasant experience and everyone made me feel comfortable.
- Cora L
Virtually no discomfort c/ initial tooth extraction and bone graft. Local anesthetic only.
- Louise W
Great I but I see see them too often
I have always had a fear of dentists so you cam imagine my anxiety when I learned I had to have wisdom teeth removed. The staff and Dr did an amazing job of making me feel at ease and comfortable. I had a great experience from the time I walked in for the initial consult to the time I walked out the door after having my teeth extracted. I will not hesitate to come back!
- Lyle G
My family has had multiple procedures and all went extremely well
- Jeremiah E