Facial Trauma in West Palm Beach, FL
Locations in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Facial trauma can happen unexpectedly, leaving serious injuries that interfere with how you breathe, talk, or eat. The surgical team at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery have performed hundreds of successful procedures on the men and women of Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and the surrounding cities in Florida.
What is Facial Trauma?
Facial trauma occurs whenever there is an unusual impact to the face, head, neck, or jaws. It may be caused due to a(n):
- Automobile accident
- Sports injury
- Traumatic fall
Some instances of facial trauma will also result in dental or tooth trauma. This type of oral trauma can happen whenever you experience an injury to the teeth, gums, lip, or tongue. Some common forms of tooth trauma include:
- Loose or broken teeth
- Having a tooth knocked out
- Injuries to the gum due to a damaged orthodontic appliance such as braces
- Severe biting of the tongue
Benefits of Facial Trauma Surgery
Facial or dental trauma surgery can return your face and mouth to its normal condition, allowing you to eat, breathe, and speak as normal.
What is the Procedure for Facial Trauma Surgery?
That will depend upon the type of damage you have experienced. Our highly-skilled surgeons will discuss the exact technique with you once they have come up with a treatment plan.
Preparing for Facial Trauma Surgery
Prior to oral trauma surgery, we may ask you to:
- Refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol
- Stop taking blood-thinning medications, including over-the-counter ones such as aspirin
- Avoid eating or drinking anything in the 6 -hour period leading up to your surgery
- Have someone available to drive you home once you are released
Recovery from Facial Trauma Surgery
Eating, drinking, and swallowing may be more difficult during your recovery period. For this reason, we advise having plenty of soft foods on hand, such as soup or gelatin. We will prescribe medication to help you deal with your discomfort, or you may also use an over-the-counter drug, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
How much Does Facial Trauma Surgery Cost in Jupiter?
Our benefits coordinator will serve as a liaison between you and your insurance company to determine what if any benefits are available, as well as what your copay and deductible amounts are. Once we have determined your out-of-pocket costs, we will then discuss our many payment options, which include cash, personal check, and major credit cards.
Many of our patients are also able to afford treatment by applying for CareCredit® financing. CareCredit® is in itself a credit card that can be used at leading healthcare providers such as dentists, optometrists, and general practitioners. This makes it a great option if you are considering treatment from more than one provider. Even those with less-than-perfect credit scores are often approved for CareCredit® and are able to obtain payment plans they can easily fit into their monthly budget.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
We will determine the extent of your damage and find out what your goals are for fixing it. For example, we will want to know if you are primarily concerned with aesthetics or would like to notice better breathing. Any necessary images will be taken, and our surgeon will also order any preoperative blood work. At the consultation, we will review your options and discuss thoroughly what treatment and recovery should involve.
If you have suffered facial trauma in the past, there is no need to continue suffering. Schedule a consultation here at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today if you are in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, or any other nearby city in Florida. Contact us now!