Dental And Facial Injuries

Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon & Facial Cosmetic Surgeons located in The Woodlands, TX

Dental and facial injuries can be devastating to your oral health, overall health, and appearance, but Oscar Muñiz, DMD, MD, can help. At Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands, Dr. Muñiz offers a VIP experience for patients looking to treat dental and facial injuries. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Muñiz today by calling the office in The Woodlands, Texas, or by booking online, and discover more about how Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands can improve your quality of life.

Dental and Facial Injuries Q & A

What are dental and facial injuries?

Dental and facial injuries can happen for many reasons, like accidental falls, car collisions, or work-related injuries. Some examples of common dental and facial injuries include:

  • Facial lacerations
  • Intraoral lacerations
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Fractured facial bones (like your cheek, nose, or eye socket)
  • Fractured jaw

Dental and facial injuries are unique in that they can cause a great amount of emotional trauma in addition to physical damage. Your face and mouth are central to your appearance and sense of identity, and injuries to them can be particularly difficult.

Dr. Muñiz and the oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands are well-versed in both the science and the art of treating dental and facial injuries. 

They’re adept in emergency care and acute treatment and have the experience and understanding to provide treatments that succeed in the long-term.

With board-certified and dual-degree oral and maxillofacial surgeons performing your dental and facial injury treatments, you can rest assured that you’ll get a VIP experience at Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands.

How do you treat soft tissue injuries?

Soft tissue injuries, like lacerations on your face or gums, typically require sutures. In treating your soft tissue injury, Dr. Muñiz takes great care to restore your health while ensuring long-term cosmetic results. 

How do you treat facial bone injuries?

The treatment of facial bone injuries is similar to the treatment of fractures in other areas of the body in that the goal is to reposition and stabilize the damaged bones to maximize your body’s ability to heal.

Unlike other bones in your body, you can’t stabilize a facial fracture with a cast. To stabilize your facial bones, Dr. Muñiz inserts small plates and screws at your fracture site. This technique is called rigid fixation, and it’s preferred to other techniques, like jaw wiring, because it provides a quicker recovery time.

In treating your facial bone injury, Dr. Muñiz makes sure to minimize the long-term impact that your surgery might have on your appearance. He uses as few incisions as possible and makes those incisions in strategic locations on your face that can hide or minimize any signs of scarring.

How do you treat dental injuries?

Dr. Muñiz works in conjunction with dental specialists like endodontists and restorative dentists to restore and rebuild teeth that have been broken or knocked out entirely. If he’s unable to successfully repair your damaged tooth, he can usually replace it with high-quality dental implants.

To learn more about your options for facial and dental injuries, schedule a visit with Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.