Facial and oral injuries can be very stressful and emotional for patients, and we want to assure you that as a trusted oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Williams is experienced in emergency care, acute treatment, and reconstruction and rehabilitation to repair and heal your facial or oral injury with the least amount of visible scarring. We treat many types of trauma injuries to the maxillofacial region at our practice including facial fractures, facial and oral lacerations, and dental injuries. We also provide multiple anesthesia options to ensure your comfort every step of the way.
Injuries treated at our practice fall into two categories: soft tissue injuries to the skin or gums, and fractures to the bones in the face, teeth, and jaws. Most of the injuries we see include the following:
- Facial lacerations (cuts)
- Intraoral lacerations (cuts inside the mouth)
- Dislodged teeth
- Fractures of the teeth, jaw, or facial bones
Should you experience an injury, call our practice right away, and we will do everything we can to provide immediate treatment. If, however, you are injured after hours or have a severe injury that requires immediate care, please go to the emergency room to be treated by the oral and maxillofacial surgeon on call. All oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialists in the management and treatment of facial trauma with hands-on experience in hospital and emergency room settings.
Injuries to Teeth and Dental Structures
When it comes to injuries to teeth and the surrounding oral and dental structures, oral surgeons have the most comprehensive training to treat you successfully. If you have knocked out a tooth, it’s important that you do not wipe off the remnants of tissue on the tooth because these are vital for successful reinsertion. You can then place the tooth in salt water or milk while you await treatment from your oral surgeon or dentist. The sooner the tooth is reinserted into the dental socket the better — so contact us as soon as you can. Other dental specialists may be called upon to assist in your treatment, such as endodontists, who are trained to perform root canal therapy. If your tooth cannot be saved after an injury, your oral surgeon will discuss tooth replacement options with you, including permanent and lifelike dental implants.
We know that facial and oral injuries can be worrying, and to help you feel more at ease about receiving treatment at our practice, we have provided videos from patients who have undergone similar treatment. We encourage you to explore these stories on our Patient Stories page.
Facial & Oral Trauma in North Conway and Littleton, NH
In the unlikely event that you or a loved one suffers a facial or dental trauma, Dr. Williams and his skilled team are highly trained and experienced to get you looking and feeling like yourself again. We will treat you like family every step of the way and coordinate your care with any other specialists that are required for your complete treatment. Contact us right away in the event of an injury so that we can get your care started promptly for the very best result. If you have any questions about facial trauma treatment and prevention, we are happy to speak with you.