Improving Facial Beauty By Treating Facial Trauma

santa rosa facial traumaWhen you have an injury to your face or jaw, this trauma could not only impact smile beauty. But could lead to issues with overall oral health and function too. Fortunately, your Santa Rosa , CA, oral and maxillofacial surgeons discuss how we use advanced technology to treat facial trauma.

Causes of Trauma and Complications

Facial trauma could occur due to a car crash or other accident that severely injures your face. This could cause teeth to become lost, and could alter facial esthetics and bite balance as well. This not only means esthetic changes, but the imbalance could increase the risk of painful disorders like TMJ disorder or bruxism (teeth grinding), which cause additional discomfort and could even lead to damaged teeth. Injuries to the teeth themselves could increase the risk of painful infections and abscesses down the road. Missing teeth causes the jawbone to lose mass and density, so you develop a prematurely aged appearance not to mention the impact on how you eat and how clearly you can speak.

Planning Treatment

The good news, our team has experience in treating both minor and very complex cases of facial trauma, not only improving the bite balance and function of the smile, but also your esthetics too. To begin, we will take panoramic digital x-rays and intraoral cameras of the smile to assess the extent of your injuries and to plan treatment with precision and accuracy. We then decide on the best procedures to rebuild your smile, correct jaw symmetry, and replace missing teeth.


We want to make your treatment a comfortable one, so in addition to a local anesthesia, we can provide sedation to help you enter a calm and relaxed state, even if you have anxiety about the procedure. We could administer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or IV sedation, and a trained anesthesiologist will be one hand the entire time to monitor you.


Surgery could be used to address missing teeth, treat facial or intraoral lacerations, and repair fractured bones and facial structure. Our team is experienced in this, and also works as part of the Trauma Team at the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. We can reposition and correct the framework of your smile, correcting facial bone positions to ensure an attractive appearance.

If you have any questions about our approach to oral surgery and treatment for facial trauma, then contact our team today. We can help transform your smile!

Ready to Improve Your Facial Injury?

We can address issues both minor and complex with oral surgery. If you would like to learn more about addressing injuries and improving oral health, beauty, and function, then contact your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons by calling 707-545-4625.