Mid-Hudson Oral and Maxillofacial, PC | Injuries to Teeth and Supporting Structures in Kingston

     Mid-Hudson Oral and Maxillofacial Practice, PC

     117 Marys Avenue | Suite # 104 | Kingston, NY 12401    

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Injuries to Teeth and Supporting Structures


Isolated injuries to teeth are not uncommon and may require the expertise of various dental specialists. Oral surgeons usually are involved in treating fractures in the supporting bone or in replanting teeth that have been displaced or knocked out. These types of injuries are treated by splinting (stabilization is achieved by wiring or bonding teeth together). 


If a tooth is knocked out, it should be placed in salt water or milk. Minimal handling of the tooth structure is very

important.The sooner the tooth is re-inserted into the dental socket, the greater the chance of longterm success. Therefore, the patient should see an oral surgeon as soon as possible. Never attempt to wipe the tooth off, since remnants of the ligament that hold the tooth in the jaw are attached and are vital to the success of replanting the tooth. 


Other dental specialists may be called upon such as endodontists(root canal specialists), who may be asked to perform root canal therapy, and/or restorative dentists who may need to repair or rebuild fractured teeth. In the event that injured teeth cannot be saved or repaired, dental implants are often utilized as replacements for missing teeth.


The proper treatment of facial injuries is in the realm of surgical specialists who are well versed in emergency care, acute treatment, long-term reconstruction, and rehabilitation of the patient.


Soft Tissue Injuries Of The Facial Region :(Facial/Oral)


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. Matthew Hilmi is  a well-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon and is extremely proficient at diagnosing and treating most types of facial lacerations.


 -Facial lacerations  ( cuts and abrasions on face/lips)  

-Oral lacerations      (cuts and abrasions in mouth) 







Mid-Hudson Oral and Maxillofacial, PC in Kingston NY


Kingston Oral Surgeon | Injuries to Teeth and Supporting Structures. Matthew Hilmi is a Kingston Oral Surgeon.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons treat a lot more than  wisdom teeth.