Maxillofacial Trauma

imageDr. Gerald Harper is trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional, as well as physical trauma to patients. The science and art of treating these injuries requires special training and 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. Motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, accidental falls, and interpersonal violence account for many. Types of facial injuries can range from injuries to the teeth, lacerations of soft tissue of the face, lips and gums, or bony injuries such as fractured jaws, cheekbones or eye sockets.

With his surgical and dental background and his ability to reconstruct facial structures damaged through trauma, Dr. Gerald Harper is able to perform procedures on an outpatient basis in the surgeon’s office under local anesthesia or IV sedation, or under general anesthesia in a hospital setting.