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facial trauma

Facial trauma is considered any type of injury to the face. It can be an injury to the soft tissue, bones, or teeth. Facial trauma does not only affect the patient on a physical level, it can be emotionally and mentally traumatic, too. Because of the severity of these cases, an expert oral surgeon is needed. At Athens Oral Surgery Center, Dr. Tomlinson is extremely skilled and highly qualified to help you on your road to recovery.

Contact us today if you need an expert oral surgeon!

Facial trauma can occur in a blink of an eye. You may be trying out a new activity for the first time or doing an activity for the millionth time, and suddenly an accident occurs. Several of the most common reasons for facial trauma include accidents involving vehicles, roller skates, bikes, falls, and football.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to avoid trauma to the face, such as:

Wear Protective Gear

Fun, physical activities can end in disaster if a fall occurs. Activities such as roller skating and bike riding are two of the most common activities that cause facial injuries. To protect yourself from injuries, wear a helmet, thick kneepads, elbow pads, and wrist guards.

Use Your Seat Belt

Every year in the United States, there are millions of car accidents that take place. Accidents range in severity from bruises to fatalities. When you use your seat belt, you’re dramatically reducing your risk of injury. A seatbelt will help keep your body in place if you’re in an accident. It can also prevent facial and nose injuries.

Be Proactive to Prevent Facial Trauma

If you have children, educate them on the importance of wearing protective gear and using a seat belt. If they are able to understand the seriousness of facial trauma, they will be more likely to take the necessary steps to avoid it.

Make an appointment with Dr. Tomlinson today if you are in need of an oral surgeon.