Lacerations and Cuts
Online Patient Education Library
Our dental team and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with their teeth and gums. Please use our patient education library to learn more about dental problems and the treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, please contact us.
Any kind of cut to your face and the delicate soft tissues inside your mouth should be addressed immediately in order to prevent further tissue damage and infection.
If a traumatic injury involves a broken facial bone such as the jaw, nose, chin or cheek, maxillofacial surgery may be required.
With jaw surgery, rubber bands, tiny wires, metal braces, screws or plates are often used to keep a fractured jaw in place following surgery. This allows the bone to heal and stay in proper alignment. Dental splints or dentures may also be required to supplement the healing process following jaw surgery.