Facial trauma can involve any type of physical injury to the face, mouth, or jawbones and may occur among individuals of all ages. Such traumatic injuries, commonly called maxillofacial trauma, can be caused by a car collision, sporting activities, or in circumstances when a sudden or direct blow to the face or mouth occurs. Oral and facial injuries that may result include broken teeth or knocked-out teeth, lacerations to the lips or gums, or a fractured jawbone. When jaw, mouth, or facial trauma occurs, getting prompt, specialized care is crucial to your health and for preventing further damage. At Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Drs. Stephen DeMarco, Diego Miron, Timothy Adams, and Luis Delgado offer board-certified care in the treatment of oral and maxillofacial issues that occur due to trauma. Even if your injury does not seem serious or feel painful, we encourage you to contact our Albany, NY oral surgery office immediately for an urgent care appointment.
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"We Had the most wonderful experience at both locations with Dr. Delgado, who went above and beyond to help my father, he had some serious dental issues that were stopping him from eating or drinking as he’s in the final stages of his battle with liver cancer we really needed to get his dental issues taken care of ASAP and they got us in right away and even did dental surgery the day of our initial intake visit cause it’s hard to get him out of the house let alone a hour drive. Our whole family is so thankful for dr delgado and staff I won’t get into details but when I say he went above and beyond we really mean it we were in a tuff spot and he was there to help, he gave us a Christmas miracle by helping my dad we are so grateful and from the bottom of our hearts we appreciate everything they did for us! HIGHLY recommend this place and we recommend you request Dr Delgado who is truly amazing!! Also his assistant that helped us at the Albany location on our first visit there was fabulous I wish I could remember her name but she made us feel so comfortable and she also went out of her way to help my dad, I can’t say enough good things about her! I hope she sees this because I would like to say Thank you so much for everything you and dr Delgado did for my dad you truly helped his quality of life and will forever be Grateful!!"- A.Y. / Google / Dec 19, 2020
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"Dr. DeMarco was recommended by my General Dentist to provide 2 dental implants. Dr. DeMarco explained in detail what he would be doing, each of the steps, and the approximate time frames for each step. He is an excellent communicator and a caring and compassionate professional. All of the office staff, from receptionists to dental assistants and technicians, are great to work with. The entire office atmosphere is very comforting. I highly recommend Dr. DeMarco and his practice."- J.H. / Healthgrades / Jun 11, 2020
At Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, we understand the physical and emotional effects that many oral and facial traumatic injuries carry and will work as quickly as possible to treat your needs and improve your comfort. Some of the oral and facial injuries we treat include:
- Tooth avulsion (knocked-out teeth)
- Dislodged teeth
- Dislocated or fractured jaws
- Broken nose or cheekbone
- Fractured teeth or tooth roots
- Lacerations to the face, lips, tongue, or gums
Please contact our Albany, NY office to schedule an emergency visit right away if you or a loved one suffers an oral or facial injury. A member of our team can also provide suggestions on how to manage your discomfort or properly handle a broken or an avulsed tooth until you arrive at our practice. If your injury is severe, please go to the nearest hospital. Our surgeons will work with you to treat your needs once your condition is stable.
What to Expect
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts in oral and facial anatomy and have advanced expertise and training in treating a range of minor to complex traumatic injuries. The treatment of oral and facial trauma will vary based on the type and severity of your injury. Our experienced oral surgeons will evaluate your condition and may take 3D digital images to fully visualize the extent of oral or facial damage that has occurred. Once we understand your condition, we will talk with you about your treatment choices. In some cases, surgical intervention could be necessary, particularly for a major injury to your jaw. Other instances may only call for a simple procedure while some injuries are best treated with multiple treatments or phased care. Facial injuries may be treated in-office with sedation services or in a hospital setting under general anesthesia.
The recovery period following facial trauma will vary in length, depending on your traumatic injury and the type of treatment(s) performed. Our team will provide you specific aftercare instructions and explain how to care for the injured area as you heal. As you recover, it is best to avoid strenuous activities or placing too much strain on the treated area to prevent further damage. Follow-up appointments at Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons might also be recommended so that our specialists can track your healing process. We may also recommend a sports mouth guard or other preventive measures to reduce the risk of future injuries.
After we have a better understanding of your needs and your treatment plan has been created, our financial staff will contact your insurer to review your insurance coverage. We will then let you know of any estimated out-of-pocket costs for your care. Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons accepts many payment methods to help make it easier to get the facial trauma treatment you need. We can also provide information on flexible, low-interest CareCredit® financing.
Facial Trauma Treatment
A traumatic injury to your teeth, oral soft tissues, or jawbone, no matter how minor or extensive, should be treated immediately to protect your health and prevent future complications. At Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, our experienced team can provide expert treatment for oral or facial trauma and manage the effects of these injuries. To learn more, or to schedule a visit with one of our oral surgeons, please contact our Albany, NY team today.