Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, such as Dr. Bryce B. Heiner, are highly trained in the treatment of all facial trauma injuries, from minor cuts to severe facial fractures. We have three convenient office locations in Las Cruces, NM, Roswell, NM, and Alamogordo, NM, for you to visit if you suffer a facial trauma. We do our best to see you the day you call in the case of an emergency. It’s important to have a facial injury treated as soon as possible to ensure no permanent damage is caused to your appearance and oral function.
Our team understands that a facial injury can be both physically and emotionally traumatic, which is why we always strive to treat our patients with compassion. We want you to have the most positive experience possible so that you leave our office with a smile on your face. If you have suffered a facial injury, please feel free to contact one of our offices right away.
Types of Facial Trauma
Oral surgeons go through years of hospital-based training to treat various forms of facial trauma. Dr. Heiner repairs many types of facial injuries, and the degree of your injuries will determine the type of procedure you will need. Some of the most common facial trauma injuries include the following:
- Bone injuries. Some of the most common oral bone injuries are fractured jaws and damaged cheekbones and eye sockets. Facial bone injuries are unique compared to other bone traumas throughout the body because they cannot be set with a cast for the recovery period. Instead, Dr. Heiner must take extra care while performing oral surgery and must stabilize the bone using either screws, plates, or wires. These devices will help keep the facial bones in their proper position, much like a cast does after a doctor has reset a broken bone in another part of the body.
- Facial cuts and lacerations. There are various causes of cuts and lacerations on the face or inside the mouth. In most situations, sutures are a quick and easy fix for facial cuts and lacerations. As an oral surgeon, Dr. Heiner is highly trained and can ensure that the sutures leave minimal to no scarring. He will help you receive the best cosmetic results.
- Dental injuries. If your tooth is damaged only on the surface, your dentist will more than likely repair it. If the dental injury extends into the root of the tooth or if the tooth has been completely knocked out, you will need to visit Dr. Heiner as soon as possible. Sometimes Dr. Heiner can place the knocked-out tooth back into the socket. In cases where your tooth is beyond saving, Dr. Heiner can talk to you about your options for replacing it, such as dental implants. Whatever the case, our team will make sure to restore your smile.
Repairing Facial Trauma at Oral & Facial Surgery of New Mexico
When treating any facial trauma injury, Dr. Heiner will do everything possible to protect your appearance. He has specially trained in techniques that allow him to leave minimal scarring, especially if the patient can get into our office as quickly as possible following the initial trauma. Dr. Heiner is well trained in emergency care, long-term restoration, and general repairs for all patients. Our practice has three convenient locations in Las Cruces, NM, Roswell, NM, and Alamogordo, NM. Feel free to browse our website for more information regarding dental procedures performed at Oral & Facial Surgery of New Mexico.