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Facial Trauma Stories

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She trusts Dr. Krajekian for all of her treatments.

Quote marks iconRound starting quote marksI had a traumatic injury. I was 12 weeks pregnant, and my blood pressure dropped, and I got up too quickly, and I fell and hit my face. So my husband called Dr. K's office, and he was so gracious to stay. And he reconstructed my lip, which was hanging to my chin, and I was so thankful; and as of today, I have no scar. When I first came in, I was absolutely terrified. The surgery took less than maybe 30 minutes, and then the healing time was amazing. I just couldn't be any more happy. The staff are like friends - I know them all by first name - love them dearly. I've come to Dr. K for dental implants and BOTOX. All my procedures have been amazing. I always recommend my friends and family to Mountain State. They're the best around.

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What is facial trauma?

Facial trauma can refer to any tooth, jaw bone, or facial injury. The treatment you need will depend on the severity and location of your trauma. The most common facial trauma conditions that oral surgeons treat include the following:
•  Facial bone fractures, such as cheekbones and eye sockets
•  Fractured or dislocated jaw bones
•  Broken or avulsed teeth
•  Facial cuts or lacerations

How will my facial injuries be treated?

At Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery, we believe in providing compassionate and personalized care to all of our patients. Your treatment will depend on your specific injury. Some general treatment plans for common injuries include the following:

Facial cuts

When patients suffer from cuts or lacerations on the face or in the mouth, oral surgeons can use sutures to stitch them up. Oral surgeons have received extensive training and know the best suturing techniques to ensure you experience minimal scarring. We want you to receive the best possible cosmetic results.

Facial fractures

Much like other bones, facial bones must be stabilized when they are broken so they can heal properly. Unlike other bones, however, facial bones cannot be held in place with traditional casts. Instead, tiny screws, plates, and wires are more practical for setting facial bones while keeping the patient's appearance intact. When oral surgeons use these tools to hold your facial bones in place, they are invisible beneath the skin and produce minimal scarring while repairing your injuries.

Dental injuries

A dental trauma can range anywhere from a cracked tooth to an avulsed (knocked-out) tooth. In minor instances of a cracked or broken tooth, a dentist can often repair it. An oral surgeon will need to replace the tooth in more severe cases. A tooth broken completely down the socked would be an example.

Visit an oral surgeon immediately if your tooth is knocked out. Sometimes they can reinsert your natural tooth and save it. The first 30 minutes after suffering an injury provide the best chance for tooth replacement. If you have the tooth, we encourage you to bring it in right away in either a container of saliva or whole milk. Do not wipe off the tooth or try to disinfect it. If your natural tooth cannot be saved, we can discuss replacement options, such as dental implants.

Learn more

Now that you've listened to stories from our patients, we encourage you to learn more about our doctors, team, and practice so you can see how we dedicate our time to provide the highest quality treatments with the most up-to-date technology.

About Us

Ashland Office

2301 Lexington Ave, Suite 120
Ashland, KY 41101

Beckley Office

150 Brookshire Lane
Beckley, WV 25801

Charleston Office

869 Oakwood Rd
Charleston, WV 25314

Huntington Office

3135 16th Street Road, Suite 20
Huntington, WV 25701

Hurricane Office

100 Prestige Park Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526

Kanawha City Office

4307 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Parkersburg Office

417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 103
Parkersburg, WV 26105

Princeton Office

220 Locust Street
Princeton,WV 24740

Vinton Office

895 E Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179

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Dental Implants • Mountain State OMS - Facial Trauma Stories
At Mountain State OMS, we are excited to share facial trauma stories from our former and current patients so that you can see from them why we're the best.
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