Facial Trauma


Injuries to the face can be painful, frightening, and cause a great deal of emotional distress for you and those that care about you. As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Tye has been specially trained to manage and treat all types of facial trauma. They are uniquely qualified to help you with restoration of the form and function of your face, mouth, and jaws.

The doctors at Texas Oral Surgery Specialists are on staff at a number of area hospitals and provide emergency room coverage and reconstructive procedures both in and out of the hospital setting. Conditions routinely managed include:

  • Fractures of the facial bones (Forehead, Nose, Cheek, Eye Socket)
  • Fractures of the Jaws (Upper and Lower Jaw)
  • Facial Cuts and Lacerations, particularly those requiring complex structures
  • 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 ensures that the tissues are properly put back together correctly. It is important that structures like nerves and salivary glands are uninjured and repaired properly while minimizing or preventing scarring or dysfunction.

When the Facial bones are broken (fractured) there are a number of factors that determine whether the fracture needs to be repaired surgically with titanium plates and screws (rigid fixation) or if it can heal properly without surgery. Dr. Tye treats facial fractures on a regular basis and can make the decisions regarding the proper timing and type of surgery to best restore the aesthetics, form and function of your face, mouth, and jaws.

Injuries of the teeth (dentition) and surrounding tissues (gums and alveolar bone) require the expertise of a dental specialist. Injuries 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 and 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.

Facial Injury? Call: 817.552.3223.