Expert Care for Facial Injuries
An injury can happen anywhere at any time. When it comes to injuries of the head, mouth, and face, oral surgeons are the experts at treating the injury and restoring function and aesthetics to the oral and maxillofacial region.
Dr. Ahn treats facial trauma cases for patients of all ages throughout Orange County. As a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and physician, he can manage a variety of facial injuries while ensuring the health and safety of our patients. Contact OC Oral Surgery in Aliso Viejo, CA, today if you have experienced a non-life threatening injury to the head, neck, mouth, or face. We will see you as soon as possible and create a custom plan to care for your oral health needs.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room to receive treatment from the oral surgeon on call.
Types of Facial Injuries
Injuries can appear in all shapes, sizes, and severity. There are many types of facial injuries that we can treat at OC Oral Surgery, including:
- Facial lacerations
- Intraoral lacerations
- Avulsed (knocked-out) teeth
- Fractured facial bones, including the nose, cheek, or eye socket
- Fractured upper and/or lower jaws
- Facial burns
Board-Certified Facial Trauma Surgeon
Oral surgeons specialize in managing conditions that pertain to the mouth, head, neck, and face, and complete many years of hospital-based training before entering practice. Dr. Junil Ahn responds to emergency facial trauma cases and treats facial injuries at our office in Aliso Viejo, CA, which is equipped with the latest imaging and surgical technology to diagnose and manage a variety of facial trauma cases.
In addition to being a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Ahn also holds a medical degree. During his residency training, he gained hands-on experience treating patients with a variety of medical needs and performing a range of surgical procedures in a hospital environment. As a surgeon and physician, Dr. Ahn is qualified to administer all types of anesthesia and sedation, including general anesthesia, to provide patients with a safe and comfortable surgical experience.
Treatment for Facial Trauma
The right treatment for a facial injury will depend on the nature of the injury. Dr. Ahn will use 3D scans to assess your condition and design a custom care plan, which includes the type of anesthesia for your procedure. The goal of treating facial trauma is to restore function to the head, neck, mouth, and face, while achieving aesthetically pleasing results. During surgery, we will make incisions intraorally whenever possible to reduce visible scarring.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Cuts to the soft tissue of the face are repaired using sutures. When placing sutures, we take extra care to avoid facial structures such as nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts.
Fractured facial bones cannot be treated with a cast like a broken arm or leg. Instead, we reposition the fractured bones and use plates or screws to stabilize them. This technique of stabilizing fractured bones is known as rigid fixation and eliminates the need to wire the jaws shut.
Facial Trauma in Aliso Viejo, CA
Our team manages a variety of facial trauma injuries to restore health, function, and aesthetics to your smile. We proudly serve patients of all ages in Orange County and invite you to contact us to schedule an appointment if you or a loved one require treatment for facial trauma. Dr. Ahn is a board-certified oral surgeon and will closely evaluate your oral health and create a custom care plan for your needs.
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OC Oral Surgery is committed to providing our patients with personalized oral surgery treatment and achieving exceptional clinical outcomes. Contact our office in Aliso Viejo, CA, to get started and to see how oral surgery can benefit your health and confidence.