Which Facial Injuries Can an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Treat?

facial injuries Dealing with severe facial injuries can be frightening, but you can begin to find relief by choosing the right oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Knowing which specialist to go to can decrease the chances of complications, lower the appearance of any scars that may form due to surgery, and, most importantly, increase your chances of proper recovery.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive some of the most intense and longest training in the medical field, with four years of dental school, four years of medical school, and four years of residency training, not to mention additional training an individual surgeon may take on their own.

Here are common injuries that an oral and maxillofacial surgeon may best treat.

Lacerations: On the Face and Inside the Mouth

Cuts or lacerations can occur in a variety of ways. Superficial cuts may not require medical attention, let alone an oral and maxillofacial surgeon; however, deep cuts may. Deep lacerations may damage the musculature and nerves of the face. Without the expertise of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, you run the risk of suffering from loss of function or extreme scars.

Fractured Facial Bones

While other medical professionals, such as reconstructive surgeons, may also be able to treat cuts, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the experts on the bone structure of the face.

Moderate to severe facial fractures can severely impede the function and appearance of your face. Without the right care and treatment, difficulty swallowing, breathing, chewing, and speaking can persist even after surgery.

Visiting an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for facial fractures allows for proper, precise treatment that may allow optimal regained function.

Work With a Board-Certified Dr. Leslie Sultan for Any Facial Injuries

In the event of a facial injury, don’t delay. Receive medical attention immediately and work with a qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon for superior results.

On top of many long years of dental school, medical school, and residency, Dr. Leslie Sultan at the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL, received further education and training to be recognized as a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Armed with nearly 40 years of knowledge and experience in correcting severe facial injuries, Dr. Sultan can help.To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sultan, call 954-771-8772.

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