Trauma Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada

Maxillofacial Surgeon & Oral Surgeons located in Summerlin & East Side, Las Vegas, NV

Facial trauma can be highly distressing, but with prompt treatment from an experienced surgeon, there’s hope for a full recovery. The expert surgeons at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada perform trauma surgery to repair damaged facial structures, including bones, soft tissues, and teeth. Schedule an appointment online or over the phone at the Summerlin or East Side Las Vegas office today.

Trauma Surgery Q&A

What is facial trauma?

Facial trauma refers to injuries that affect any of the structures in your face, including soft tissues and bones. Common causes of facial trauma include automobile accidents, assaults, sports injuries, and falls. 

Types of facial injuries include:

  • Facial lacerations 
  • Intraoral (mouth) lacerations
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Fractures to the facial bones (cheek, nose, or eye socket) and jaw
  • Dislocated facial bones and jaw 


Facial trauma can be highly emotionally distressing, given how it may affect your appearance. The surgeons at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada make sure that when they treat facial trauma, they correct changes in your appearance, and use techniques that leave minimal scars.

What are the signs and symptoms of facial trauma?

The symptoms of traumatic facial injuries vary depending on the type of injury and the part of your face you’ve injured. Your symptoms may include:

  • Facial pain
  • Facial swelling
  • Uneven facial appearance
  • A visible wound
  • Bruising or discoloration
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Difficulty breathing through your nose
  • Vision problems, including double vision


Facial injuries may cause additional medical problems. In addition to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, you may also need treatment from other specialists to treat complications affecting your eyes, ears, or nose. Your doctor at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada closely coordinates treatment with any other specialists.

When is trauma surgery necessary?

Your doctor at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada performs a thorough evaluation to determine if you need surgery for your facial trauma. It’s important to see your doctor as soon as possible after your injury. Improper treatment, or a lack of treatment, can result in lasting cosmetic and functional problems.

Treatment for facial trauma depends on the severity and location of your injury. Trauma surgery may be necessary to restore the appearance or function of your injured facial structures. Reconstructive procedures can fix your bones, soft tissues, and teeth.

Trauma surgery is especially important if you’ve broken your jaw or other facial bones. Unlike an arm or leg fracture, you can’t hold a facial fracture in place using a cast. Your doctor may perform surgery to place plates, screws, or wires, which stabilize your facial features and promote healing.


Don’t let facial trauma wait. Schedule an appointment at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Nevada online or over the phone for a trauma surgery consultation.