About Facial & Dental Trauma
Facial and dental injuries, no matter how big or small, can be devastating to a patient both physically and emotionally. Our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Bartlomiej Nierzwicki, is known for his calm bedside manner when faced with high pressure and emotional surgeries of the face and teeth. Dr. Nierzwicki and his staff are highly trained in emergency care, acute treatment, and long-term facial and dental reconstruction and rehabilitation. It is important to have a surgeon who is not only concerned with the aesthetic elements, but more importantly, knows how to restore long-term function of the teeth and jaw. At Millennium Surgical, in Chicago, IL, we will accommodate your schedule to set up a facial and dental reconstruction consultation with Dr. Nierzwicki.
Areas of Reconstruction
Soft Tissue Injuries
Dr. Nierzwicki can repair lacerations to the soft tissues of the face with suturing, allowing for a repair that is aesthetically pleasing. He will also treat damaged facial nerves, salivary glands, or salivary ducts.
Broken or fractured bones in the face require treatment that is determined by where it is located, the age of the patient, severity of the damage, and health of the patient. Dr. Nierzwicki will discuss all of the options of treatment for bone injuries with patients. Stabilizing the area will be at the center of the treatment, which can include wiring the jaw together, or surgical placement of small plates and screws (which is called rigid fixation) at the site of the fracture.
When teeth are fractured or knocked out, an oral surgeon is usually called in to surgical replant the teeth, stabilize the affected teeth with wiring, or bond the teeth together. Patients may require a root canal therapy, and have restorative dental work done to recreate the fractured teeth for chewing function and facial aesthetics. Dr. Nierzwicki is trained to complete all aspects of dental injuries.
"Great surgeon and the staff amazing, made me feel very comfortable and answer all my questions, I'll definitely recommend family and friends"- J.M. / Facebook / Sep 17, 2017
"The staff is extremely respectful and knowledgeable. Both the doctor and assistants provided me with information that was easy to understand regarding the procedure. I can not express just how satisfied I am with my experience."- A.R. / Facebook / Sep 12, 2017
"I came to Millenium Surgical to get my wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Nierzwicki was great and made me feel very comfortable being put to sleep with anesthesia. Not only did that, but he took the time to explain all my options and then the entire procedure and answer ALL of my questions before hand. After the procedure, Dr. Nierzwicki called to check up and see how I was feeling. I felt so at ease from start to finish during the entire processes. The entire staff was very kind and helpful, from Kenya to Maggie. Highly recommend!!"- S.S. / Facebook / Sep 07, 2017
"I was referred by a friend to Dr. Cienawa who then referred me to Dr. Bart - the same day - to have my two bottom wisdom teeth removed. As I have never had even a stitch before in my life, I was nervous about being put to sleep, etc. (especially after the horror stories everyone tell you about getting their wisdom teeth removed!). Dr. Bart led the consultation along with Kenia and went over other options where I could stay awake. Honestly, I think that took more time than the... actual extraction itself! The consultation was thorough and helpful, so when I made the decision it was all green lights. I was truly taken care of - and last minute, which I so appreciate, and was able to not be put to sleep, and still be pain free. I appreciate also the woman who walked me through the billing process and (this is on my insurance more than the practice) while it was a hefty upfront cost, I am pleased with the decision I made (they even gave me a shirt!) because I was able to still enjoy my Labor Day weekend up in Michigan! I would highly recommend this place due to the professional demeanor of the office, the staff, and the doctor. Thank you!"- J.W. / Facebook / Sep 05, 2017
"Very professional place and friendly. I recommend many friends to go there!"- M.R. / Facebook / Sep 02, 2017
Reasons for Treatment
Dr. Nierzwicki and his staff meets and exceeds modern safety standards. They are trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma at local hospitals, and deliver emergency room coverage for facial injuries, which include the following conditions:
- Facial wounds
- Deep wounds and cuts in the mouth
- Knocked out teeth
- Fractured facial bones (cheek, nose, and/or eye socket)
- Fractured jaws (upper and/or lower jaw)
During the Procedure
As facial and dental injuries vary widely from patient to patient, every case is different and must be treated uniquely. When faced with this type of situation, we will discuss what kind of procedure, type of anesthesia, length of hospital stay, or number of surgeries may be needed to correct the damage before commencing treatment.
Again, we want to reiterate that many of our patients, of all ages, can become very emotional in regards to injuries of the teeth and face from motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, accidental slips and falls, violence, or injuries that happen on the job. Our staff is trained in handling these high pressure, acute situations and are certified in modern IV sedation and anesthesia techniques to add peace of mind.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 3 Weeks
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Accidents and injuries happen. If one happens to you, you can trust that you will be in good hands with our oral surgeon, who has medical privileges at several area hospitals. The proper treatment of facial and dental injuries is best done by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is well versed in emergency care, acute treatment, long-term reconstruction, and rehabilitation of the patient. If you need a reconstructive surgery, please call and schedule an appointment today.