Facial Injury and Trauma

Because I have been an active hospital staff member for many years, I have seen and treated an extremely wide range of facial injuries, from broken jaws to dog bites to gunshot wounds. The depth and breadth of this experience allows me to treat my own patients with the utmost efficiency, skill, and care.

-Dr. Holtzen

Specialized Care for Head, Neck, and Facial Injuries

Facial trauma may be the most personal of injuries. It can affect how you look, how you sound, and how you smile. It can also affect your ability to chew, speak, or breathe. If you or your child have suffered an accident that involved your head, neck, and face, it is vital that you seek thorough, experienced, and specialized medical care for your injuries.

Healing Facial Trauma

Dr. Holtzen is an active staff member at five different hospitals, treating an array of emergency facial injuries in patients of all ages and backgrounds. In addition, our surgeon treats facial trauma patients here at Alpine Oral and Facial Surgery,for issues ranging from broken bones of the face and jaws, to scar revision and missing tooth replacement:

  • Soft tissue injury treatment of the face, head, and neck.
  • Treatment of facial lacerations, cuts, or punctures.
  • Broken facial bone treatment.
  • Jaw injuries, jaw dislocation, and broken jaw bone treatment.
  • Missing or broken tooth repair.
  • Scar revision.
  • Post-traumatic deformity treatment

Our Patients come to us for treatment for a variety of accidents and incidents including:

  • Car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents.
  • Falls.
  • Sporting and recreation accidents.
  • Work-related injuries.
  • Assaults or fights.
  • Dog bites.

Tell Us Your Story During Your Consultation

Whether you have recently suffered facial trauma or whether you are suffering from a chronic condition related to a past accident, we may be able to help you regain your health in the wake of an accident or injury. The best way to find out how we can help is by hearing your story, examining the issue, and learning about your medical history.

Facial Trauma FAQ’s

Patients who need emergency care for facial trauma will be treated in a local emergency room as soon as possible after the accident or incident. However, follow-up treatment is handled by your own doctor or a local specialist.

Patients often seek treatment at the Alpine Oral and Facial Surgery following a trip to the emergency room because they are looking for specialized care by a physician who is familiar with similar cases and who is intimately experienced with the needed procedure. For example, a person who breaks their jaw in a motorcycle accident will initially be taken to an ER for evaluation or treatment. But follow-up care, which may involve correcting his bite, can be done by a doctor who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

All health insurance policies differ, but the majority of plans at least partially cover care related to traumatic incidents and accidents. The best way to learn about your individual coverage – including your co pays and deductibles – is to speak with your insurance company and closely read your policy. We are also happy to answer insurance-related questions at Alpine Oral and Facial Surgery.

We don’t treat injuries related to the brain, eyeballs, and ears. If you have sustained injuries in those areas, we can refer you to an experienced physician who can help.

Yes. We often treat patients who are suffering from chronic issues stemming from old accidents and injuries. Perhaps your jaw is not correctly aligned because of trauma, or perhaps a past broken nose has greatly hindered your ability to breathe. There is no reason to continue wondering if you can ever feel totally healthy again, without ever taking action – come in for a consultation and find out if we can help.

Many types of serious facial injuries can result in scars – and facial scars are often on display for everyone to see, reminding you of the trauma you went through. If you wonder if your scar could be minimized, there are a number of different treatment methods and strategies for making scars less apparent, from laser skin treatments to facial surgery. Call us today to request a consultation with one of our surgeons and find out which option may be right for you.

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