Advanced Surgery and Compassionate Care for Facial Trauma in Colleyville, TX
Injuries to the face can be painful and frightening. They can also cause a great deal of emotional distress for you and your loved ones. At Texas Oral Surgery Specialists, we can address many types of facial trauma and injuries onsite at our Colleyville, TX, practice. Dr. Chris L. Tye, MD, DDS has been specially trained to restore the form and function of your face, mouth, and jaws. Though your health is his main concern, he also has an eye for esthetics. With his skill and advanced technology, the physical effects of your trauma may be virtually invisible after surgery. Equally important, Dr. Tye and his entire staff understand the mental and psychological effects that such trauma can have. They will provide empathetic and considerate care, making your treatment as pleasant and relaxing as possible.
What Types of Facial Trauma Do We Treat?
We routinely manage a number of different facial injuries, including:
- Fractures of the facial bones (forehead, nose, cheek, eye socket)
- Fractures of the upper and lower jaws
- Facial cuts and lacerations, particularly those requiring complex sutures
- Intraoral cuts and lacerations
- Avulsed (knocked out) or displaced teeth.
When the soft tissue of the face is damaged, prompt and definitive repair by a trained specialist will ensure that the tissues are properly put back together. It is important that structures like nerves and salivary glands are uninjured and repaired correctly. At the same time, an experienced surgeon can minimize or completely prevent visible scarring.
When the facial bones are fractured, they may be able to heal naturally on their own. In other situations, you may require rigid fixation, during which your surgeon will repair the break with titanium plates and screws. There are a number of factors that will determine the proper way to address your injury. Dr. Tye treats facial fractures on a regular basis. With his know-how and incredibly clear digital imaging, he can determine the proper timing and type of surgery to restore the aesthetics, form, and function of your face.
Injuries of the teeth (dentition) and surrounding tissues (gums and alveolar bone) require the expertise of a dental specialist. Damage of this type need to be managed quickly to increase the chances that the teeth and surrounding tissues will survive. It is our goal to restore your beautiful smile as quickly as possible. If a tooth comes all the way out, put it in milk or a tooth-saving medium (your school sports team will likely have something like this) and call the specialists at TXOSS right away. If we cannot save your tooth, Dr. Tye can usually replace it with a dental implant that will be virtually indistinguishable from the original tooth.
Why Choose Us to Treat Your Facial Trauma?
If you or your loved one is suffering from the effects of a facial injury, it is vital that you select the right surgeon. A qualified doctor with years of experience will be able to provide the best possible cosmetic results, restoring your natural beauty and the original contours of your face. Equally important, he or she will have the necessary resources for your safety. Dr. Tye has dual degrees in both dentistry and medicine, making him uniquely qualified to treat facial trauma. Furthermore, he has hospital privileges at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Grapevine. Therefore, he will have the necessary resources at his fingertips in the unlikely event that you experience serious complications. If needed, he can also perform very complex procedures at the hospital. However, the vast majority of procedures will take place at our accredited ambulatory surgery center.
Facial Injury? Call: 817.552.3223.