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Injuries to the face can cause complex physical (and emotional) damage. Their repair is often a complex venture requiring special training that is both art and science. That’s where oral and maxillofacial surgeons come in.

Dr. Coyne meets and exceeds the modern standards required of these surgical professionals, who are specially trained, skilled, and qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. Dr. Coyne frequently treats patients for:

  • Facial lacerations
  • Intraoral lacerations
  • Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
  • Fractured facial bones (cheek, nose, or eye socket)
  • Fractured jaws (upper and lower jaw)
Facial Trauma

Maxillofacial Trauma | Cool Springs

Facial trauma may be caused by a car accident, fall, sports injury, interpersonal violence, or job-related injuries. They can range in severity and affected areas, from the teeth to complex injuries involving the skin, bones, eyes, salivary glands, and facial nerves. Dr. Coyne is a trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon with expertise in diagnosing and treating all types of facial lacerations: soft injuries and bone injuries. She takes special care to create the best result while also maximizing functional repair.

Bone Injuries of the Maxillofacial Region

Bone injuries of the face, such as a broken jaw, require stabilization. Depending on the fracture, Dr. Coyne may wire the jaw or stabilize the jawbone with the surgical placement of small plates and screws. Surgical plates and screws may allow for treatment without having to wire the jaw. Known as “rigid fixation,” this form of treatment has had a significant improvement on recovery period for many patients, allowing them to regain typical function much sooner. This procedure, like all maxillofacial surgeries, are done at Coyne Oral Surgery with the fewest incisions possible, discreetly placed to minimize visible scarring.

Tooth Injuries & Dental Structure Injuries

Injuries to the teeth are often treated at Coyne Oral Surgery. If you have a tooth dislodged, it’s important to see an oral surgeon as soon as possible. At Coyne Oral Surgery, we make every effort to accommodate emergent patients. If you sustain an injury and lose a tooth:

  • Seek help.
  • Immediately place the tooth in milk or saltwater.
  • Do not wipe the tooth off.

If a tooth cannot be restored, dental implants may be a quality replacement option for long-term use.