Physical trauma is a horrible thing for anyone to endure, and recovery is almost never a clean or easy process. Not only does trauma and physical disfiguration affect a person’s ability to live their life in functional ways, but the aesthetics that are lost can severely damage the social and professional life of many people. Worse though than bodily harm and trauma is trauma and disfiguration of the face. Whether through disease, physical injury, or exposure to a harmful environment, facial trauma can ruin a person’s life. Luckily, plastic surgeons around the country have many ways to treat facial trauma. In the Northern Virginia area, the premier center for facial trauma restoration is Virginia Oral, Facial, and Implant surgery.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to manage and perform facial trauma restoration. Facial injury and jaw fractures, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional and physical trauma to patients. The implementation of facial trauma restoration is both an art and science in many ways. Not only do surgeons have to be trained and experienced in the various procedures and technology used for treatment, but the doctor should also have an understanding of the aesthetics of the face and an artistic eye to restore beauty to the site of a traumatic injury. In this way, hands-on experience and a familiarity with the cutting edge of the fields technology is required to provide the best care to the highest of modern standards.
Dr. Gocke and Dr. Whiting meet and exceed these modern standards. Dr. Gocke is on staff at local hospitals and delivers emergency room coverage for facial injuries to patients in the Northern Virginia area, and Dr. Whiting displays years of experience in the field with a lot of work behind him to show his accomplishments. Both doctors regularly face injuries such as:
- Facial Lacerations
- Intraoral Lacerations
- Avulsed (knocked out) Teeth
- Fractured Facial Bones (cheek, nose, or eye socket)
- Fractured Jaws (upper and lower jaw)
To provide the highest level of care to the patients of Northern Virginia as possible, the doctors at Virginia Oral, Facial, and Implant Surgery utilize a series of technologically and methodologically advanced procedures, such as:
- Tooth Extraction and Replacement: For those individuals whose teeth cannot be saved, treatment may include dental prostheses and/or realignment of the teeth.
- Jaw Surgery: Sometimes the jaw is severely damaged and will need to be fixed, jaw surgery can fix a crooked smile or a broken bone easily and may be used in conjunction with surgery of the teeth and gums.
- Gum Surgery: The gums will often be damaged when suffering facial trauma, and any good facial trauma reconstruction will include fixing the tissues of the mouth and preparing them to securely hold any dental prostheses needed.
Patients should contact the offices of Virginia Oral, Facial, and Implant Surgery in the Northern Virginia area to schedule a consultation at (703) 388-2805 if they suspect they might require facial trauma reconstruction surgery.