Treating Facial Injuries At Prairie Lakes Family Dentistry
Common Facial Injuries
Whether the result of a sports accident, an assault, a fall, or a car crash, facial injuries often require surgery and dental work to repair. Some of the more common types of facial injuries are knocked out teeth, fractured jaw, fractured cheek bones or eye socket, broken nose, facial lacerations, or lacerations of the mouth. The type of injury will determine the type of medical professionals who will need to treat them.
The Road To Recovery
When the injury is to teeth, jaw, or the soft tissues of the mouth, facial trauma treatment will include dental work and potentially oral surgery and orthodontic treatment. Sometimes, teeth that are knocked loose can be saved, and what you do when that happens is crucial. If possible, put the tooth back in place. If not, store it in milk, but do not attempt to clean it or handle it by the root, and get to Prairie Lakes Family Dentistry as quickly as you can.
The Role Of Dr. Heezen
Dr. Heezen has experience in treating facial injuries, so if an injury has damaged your teeth, jaws, or soft tissue, come to Prairie Lakes Family Dentistry, where he can perform the necessary emergency dental work and help you form a plan for how to complete anything else your recovery requires. If you have any questions about what to do in the event of a facial injury, call us at (507) 212-0002 or email us.