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.
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.
RECONSTRUCT & REHABILITATE
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.