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
Very good service
- Maria m
Excellent experience after a few issues with my insurance, but I don't think that was the staff's fault.
- Steven M
highly recommend to patients
I will recommend this office and all it,s personal to anyone.
- Mark zip kin
exceptional service. the efficiency, courtesy and hospitality was the best. you would never know that I was "fitted in" the schedule. you guys are awesome!
- Renee S
Wow, what a pleasant environment! A team of kind, courteous, attentive individuals even as I spoke of psychological barriers in this endeavor due to past experiences of similar basic needs. For they are true Guardians of Angels who have miraculously bound together especially for man’s struggle in life! I am 65 years of age. I sat in that lonely dentist chair waiting for the dark unknown past to happen all over again. And in minutes I was out of that chair and OUT OF MY PAIN. The Doctor even called me later that evening to within his great concern of the welfare of a fellow spirit in the flesh upon this planet! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! May the LORD give special Blessings to each and every one of these exceptional beings, Amen. The Office and Healing place of Doctor David C. Swiderski!
- Lee C
A big thank you to mid valley, I'm a truck driver that is never around much and do not have a regular dentist, I called mid valley and explained my problem I was having and my situation of limited time, I applaud them for the way they worked with me, they even called me several times when they had cancellations while I was still out on the road and couldn't get there. The day of the procedure everyone took great care of me and explained everything, That evening the Dentist him self called me at home to make sure I was doing OK. To me they went over and beyond caring for me. Thank You Mid Valley!!!!
- Rodger B
A dentist who knows how to use anesthesia; it's a beautiful thing. Didn't feel any discomfort during the surgery. The pre op, and follow up were great. I had a concern after the surgery and spoke with the doctor when I called the office. Thank you for great service, I highly recommend Dr. Swiderski and his staff.
- Michael F
I repeatedly recommend Dr. Swiderski and his talented staff with the utmost confidence. Many of my family members, friends and acquaintances have been cared for by Dr. S. over many years and I have never heard one hint of a complaint. Their attention to detail is beyond reproach. PLUS, they are all super nice people!
- Anne P
Have to admit, I was a bit nervous. I didn't want to be completely out for the procedure, so they suggested they use the "laughing gas" along with the numbing injections. Had one tooth pulled and two implants inserted into my jaw. I was aware of everything that was done, but felt no pain whatsoever. Dr. Swiderski and his staff were wonderful.
- Donna K
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