Facial Trauma Overview
Injuries happen, which is the reason why oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Patrick Lucaci provides emergency care at his practice in Salina, KS. A few typical injuries are broken or chipped teeth, and teeth that have been knocked out, as well as deep lacerations or a broken jaw or facial bone. Incidents could be caused by an accident when playing sports, a car accident, a bad spill, or a blunt-force trauma. You might or might not feel discomfort, but it is important to have your injury assessed following an accident to identify any damage. At Oral Facial and Implant Surgery Salina, we'll consistently make your dental crisis a priority by offering fast care along with steps to protect against future issues.
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"Dr Lucaci was very professional and his team was outstanding I really enjoyed my consultation all the way to the procedure date and my recovery went very well, because of his terrific skills."- J. / Healthgrades / Jan 11, 2019
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Best Candidates for Facial Trauma
In some cases, you will require emergency attention (a restoration or tooth falls out, you're in pain, or have a cracked tooth). A broken jaw or facial bone may require immediate reconstructive surgery to restore both appearance and functionality. In other instances, you might be uncertain how fast you require treatment (for example, a loose tooth, an injury that does not result in bleeding or pain, or a chip in a tooth). Whenever you have a trauma to an area of your face or mouth, such as your gums, teeth, and jaw, it is ideal to contact our office immediately. Dr. Lucaci, along with his team, will be able to help you determine when you should come in and provide you with strategies to control pain. Even seemingly small injuries may result in larger issues if not handled as soon as possible; therefore, it's ideal to contact our office immediately.
What To Expect with Facial Trauma
Every crisis is different so Dr. Lucaci will thoroughly evaluate your mouth, jaw, and other areas of your face prior to making a diagnosis and sufficient procedure plan. X-rays might be required to look for additional concerns. After Dr. Lucaci understands the degree of your problem, he will speak with you about your options and develop your treatment program. In some cases, an emergency surgery may be necessary and you might require one or a number of visits for complete restoration.
Facial Trauma Recovery
According to your problem, Dr. Lucaci can offer you instructions that will help you recover properly following your procedure at Oral Facial and Implant Surgery Salina. He can give you a prescription for pain medication or antibiotics, which need to be taken as directed. He may also tell you if you should make an appointment for a different treatment or a follow-up examination. After your recovery, you might speak with Dr. Lucaci about methods to prevent potential accidents, including a custom-made mouth guard that should be worn during contact sports. During your follow-up examinations at Oral Facial and Implant Surgery Salina, Dr. Lucaci will continue to observe your recovery progress.
Facial Trauma Insurance Coverage
If you are using dental insurance, we'll contact your insurer to ascertain your coverage after Dr. Lucaci has established your treatment program. For those not using insurance, Oral Facial and Implant Surgery Salina takes several payment methods and we can help you get low-interest financing to make your care easier to afford. Do not delay handling a crisis due to concerns over price because waiting might lead to larger and more serious issues.
Plan Your Procedure
When you have experienced trauma to the face, mouth, or jaw, call Oral Facial and Implant Surgery Salina for urgent care. Dr. Lucaci, along with his staff, will help to deal with your pain and fix any injuries. Speedy treatment is the best way to preserve your well-being and prevent potential issues, so do not hesitate to get in touch with our office in Salina, KS for assistance.