Oral and facial injuries are unfortunately highly common. Injuries often result from motor vehicle accidents and acts of violence along with sporting injuries like cycling, skateboarding, hockey and several others.
The skill set of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a unique combination of dentistry, medicine and surgery. This collection of skills is never more valuable then when treating a patient with facial injuries.
Moreover, the needs of the trauma patient extend above and beyond the advanced skills of the surgeon, requiring the sensitivity and compassion that is often required in managing both the patient and their family.
As a board certified oral maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Robert M. Dolman brings these qualities together to treat his patients at the highest level of care and compassion.
Types Of Facial Trauma
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have broad training and experience in treating oral and facial injuries including:
- Facial Lacerations
- Fractured or avulsed teeth
- Mandibular Fractures
- Maxillary and midface injuries
- Zygoma (cheekbone) Fractures
- Orbital Fractures
- Combination of all the above
The in-depth knowledge of the dentition and occlusion (the way teeth bite together) combined with extensive surgical training allows the oral surgeon to achieve results that maximize comfort, function and cosmetics.
The severity of the injury will dictate the level of treatment required. Although most injuries will require hospital admission, many isolated and minor injuries can be handled in the office with IV sedation, in turn avoiding the need for lengthy emergency room visits.
At Dolman Oral Surgery, we are equipped with an I-Cat 3-D CT scanner allowing for superior imaging of the oral-facial injuries. Additionally, Dr. Dolman has advanced training and extensive experience to manage both minor and complex facial injuries .