facial trauma, facial injuries
Oral and Facial Injuries

Oral and facial injuries are unfortunately very common. Injuries often result from sporting mishaps like cycling, skateboarding, hockey and several others as well as vehicle accidents and acts of violence.

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 sensitivity and compassion. As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Charlotte Marvil of Apex Oral Surgery (conveniently located in the Belle Hall Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant SC) brings all of these qualities together to treat her patients at the highest level of care.

Types Of Facial Trauma

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have broad training and experience in treating oral and facial injuries including:

  • treating facial injuries and trauma
    treating facial injuries and trauma

    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.

Treatment Scenarios

The severity of the injury will dictate the level of treatment required. Although many 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 Apex Oral Surgery we are equipped with an I-Cat 3-D CT scanner allowing for superior imaging of the oral-facial injuries, allowing Dr. Marvil to administer the best possible care with most comprehensive information.

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