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facial trauma

Maxillofacial surgery is a special type of dentistry involving operations to correct diseases, injuries and defects of your face, jaw or mouth.  

At Tatich Oral Surgery we meet and exceed the qualifications to repair facial injuries.

We are well versed in emergency care, acute treatment, and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation.  Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional as well as physical trauma to patients. 

We are ready to handle not just the physical trauma, but emotional trauma as well.  The science and art of treating these injuries requires special training involving a “hands on” experience and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patient’s long-term function and appearance.


There are a number of possible causes of facial trauma, such as motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, sports injuries, interpersonal violence, and work-related injuries. Types of facial injuries can range from injuries to teeth to extremely severe injuries to the skin and bones of the face. Typically, facial injuries are classified as either soft tissue injuries (skin and gums), bone injuries (fractures), or injuries to special regions (such as the eyes, facial nerves, or the salivary glands).


When soft tissue injuries, such as lacerations, occur on the face they are repaired by suturing. In addition to the obvious concern of providing a repair that yields the best cosmetic result possible, care is taken to inspect for and treat injuries to structures such as facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts (or outflow channels).

Dr. Tatich is a well-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon and is proficient at diagnosing and treating all types of facial lacerations.

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