Maxillofacial trauma to your facial structure, teeth, soft and hard tissues, or a combination of these injuries can be treated by our oral surgeons at Colorado Springs Oral and Facial Surgery South. Our surgical team in Colorado Springs, CO can take on a wide range of cases from mild to severe. The maxillofacial traumas (or injuries) we commonly see involve contact sports-related injuries, automobile crashes, accidents that involve facial injury, and much more. Our board-certified and board-eligible oral surgeons also understand that you may need emergency care when it comes to treating maxillofacial trauma. Accidents are not planned and do not always fall during business hours. If you have a need for an evaluation from fractured or knocked-out teeth to broken facial bones, please contact our office in Colorado Springs, CO. If we cannot accommodate your surgery at our office, our oral surgeons do have medical privileges at several local hospitals where your surgery can take place in the appropriate environment. Call and speak with a friendly patient care coordinator today.
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"I honestly don’t remember being knocked out or being placed into my car. The staff was really nice and made me less nervous for getting my wisdom teeth removed. My doctor checked in on me later on in the day and answered all my questions. Overall I give them 6 stars."- S.R. / Google / Oct 09, 2020
"Had an amazing experience here. Check in was easy and staff was so friendly. The doctor and assistant explained everything and answered all my questions. I got my wisdom tooth out and it was easy and painless and the care afterwards was amazing. I highly recommend Dr. Ringer!"- S.C. / Google / Oct 09, 2020
"I had to get all 4 of my wisdom teeth out and I was extremely anxious. Dr. Steuer took time before my procedure to try and calm me down and the staff was very nice. Had a wonderful experience. I’m glad I chose this place, wouldn’t recommend anywhere else."- W.B. / Google / Oct 08, 2020
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As a candidate for maxillofacial trauma surgery, you may have one or a combination of facial and jaw injuries in various stages of severity, like:
- Broken or knocked-out teeth
- Fractured bones around the eyes, cheekbones, upper or lower jaws, or teeth
- Major and minor lacerations inside the mouth or on the face
- Trauma to the forehead
Our oral surgeons are highly trained in facial reconstruction, not only for aesthetic purposes. This team understands the complexities of the hard and soft tissues, the muscles, and the intricate nervous system that impacts the functionalities of your oral and overall health. Your maxillofacial trauma can have a profound impact on your life, and we would like to help you recover from the injury and concentrate on your rehabilitation now and in the long-term. You can also count on us to recognize and understand the emotional toll this may take on you and your family throughout treatment. Our compassionate surgical team will be here for you during this time and do our best to provide you with the support you need.
What to Expect
Every patient will have his or her own plan when it comes to maxillofacial surgeries. There are some choices that you can be prepared to make, such as where you will have the surgery, what type of sedation and anesthesia will be used, and how you would like to approach your recovery after surgery. Our oral surgeons have medical privileges at local hospitals, like Memorial Hospital and Penrose Hospital. Most surgeries will begin with numbing and the application of a sedative (intravenous or inhalation sedation) to make you comfortable throughout the procedure. Of course, we will closely monitor you with the anesthesia to make sure you are getting the care you deserve. The surgical techniques necessary to perform your surgery will be explained to you during treatment planning and carried out in the same fashion at the time of your procedure. Once the surgery is over, we will monitor you in recovery to make sure you are revived and well before you are sent home.
For your recovery at home, we will send you on your way with post-op instructions on how to care for your surgical sites and other suggestions. We will also set up your first follow-up appointment with your oral surgeon at our Colorado Springs, CO South office. Also, your first surgery may be one of many surgeries needed to accomplish your treatment goals, which will draw out your recovery period. The good news is that with each surgery, you will be closer to recovering from your trauma in functionality and appearance. Some of our maxillofacial patients may be required to wear hardware as a part of their treatment, such as wires and other stabilization devices, until further notice. If at any time you have questions about your health before or after surgery, please do not hesitate to ask.
Colorado Springs Oral and Facial Surgery South has a number of payment solutions for our maxillofacial trauma patients and can supply you with details on financing through CareCredit®, what credit cards we take, and info on our payment plans. If you do have insurance that will cover maxillofacial trauma surgery, we would be glad to submit a claim to your provider with a detailed procedure list of the treatment you need. Then, we can talk through what your out-of-pocket fees will cost you.
You need an oral surgeon
Whether you need emergency surgical or long-term oral and maxillofacial care, our team at Colorado Springs Oral and Facial Surgery South is here for you. We have dedicated oral surgeons specifically for treating acute injuries, like knocked-out teeth to fractured facial bones. We also have treatment planning for patients who need an oral surgeon to reconstruct their facial appearance when trauma strikes. Either way, we are here to offer our expertise and patient-first care to you at our Colorado Springs, CO practice.