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Facial trauma treatment in Huntsville, Alabama
Facial trauma treatment in Huntsville, Alabama

Facial Trauma

Superior Care for Trauma and Facial Injuries

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to treat both major and minor facial injuries, as they specialize in the head, neck, mouth, and jaws. Many oral surgeons are on call at local hospitals where they provide urgent care to emergency cases. As an oral surgeon and a physician, Dr. S. Clint Hudson is extremely qualified to both diagnose and treat facial trauma cases.

At Huntsville Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we guide you through every step of your treatment. Our office in Huntsville, AL, is equipped with state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology, which allows us to design highly accurate treatment plans and track your progress during recovery.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, go to the nearest emergency room and receive care from the oral surgeon on call.

Different Types of Facial Trauma

Facial injuries or aesthetic abnormalities can be a result of work accidents, sports injuries, domestic violence, vehicle accidents, and more. Common types of facial trauma cases include:

  • Knocked-out (avulsed) teeth
  • Fractured jaws
  • Fractured facial bones, including the eye sockets, forehead, chin, cheek, and nose
  • Cuts inside the mouth
  • Cuts or lacerations on the face

Treatment for Facial Trauma in Huntsville, AL

Minor injuries can be treated using sutures or placing dental implants to restore a knocked-out tooth. More serious cases may involve one or more surgical procedures involving plates or screws to reposition the facial bones. We will discuss your options for anesthesia or sedation prior to any surgical visit to ensure you are as comfortable as possible while in our care. Treatment for more severe cases will often be performed in a hospital under general anesthesia, although Dr. Hudson can perform other procedures at our oral surgery office in Huntsville.

If a facial injury is left untreated, it could cause jaw or bite misalignment, resorption of the jaw bone, TMJ problems, discomfort, or facial disfigurement. If you have experienced a traumatic injury to the head, neck, mouth, or face, we invite you to contact Huntsville Oral Surgery & Dental Implants for care from our trusted oral surgery expert.

Why Visit an Oral Surgeon?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons must undergo many additional years of training after dental school. This is known as a residency program and involves hands-on experience treating a variety of patients in a hospital setting. Oral surgeons are trained to safely administer all forms of anesthesia and to treat more complex oral health needs beyond a general dentist. A dentist will refer a patient to an oral surgeon when the patient requires more complex treatment that falls outside of the dentist’s scope of treatment.

In addition to dental school and his residency, Dr. Hudson took his expertise to the next level by earning a medical degree. He is an extremely qualified professional who specializes in the mouth and facial regions and delivers exemplary care to his patients by approaching each case from both dental and medical perspectives. Dr. Hudson is also board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS), an organization that represents the nation’s top oral surgeons. When you come to Dr. Hudson for your care, you can rest assured that you and your loved ones are in excellent hands.

Types of Anesthesia

Your comfort is important to us. We proudly offer several options for anesthesia and sedation.

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