Dr. Talebzadeh Practice

Facial Trauma Reconstruction San Diego

Facial injuries are often very serious and traumatizing in nature. When treating and reconstructing the face following trauma, it is important to have a skilled and qualified professional providing treatment. Enter one of San Diego's top Board-Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon's, Dr. Nojan Talebzadeh, Harvard trained in dentistry and UC-San Francisco trained in medicine, he posses the type of comprehensive training and experience to handle all different types of facial injuries. Expertly able to handle immediate emergency care as well as reconstruction and long term rehabilitation, Dr. Talebzadeh is considered one of San Diego's top facial trauma reconstructive specialists.

Traumatic Facial Injuries:

There are many different ways that traumatic facial injuries can occur which require facial reconstruction including:

  • Accidents
  • Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Violence (fights, attacked, etc…)

 The types of injuries that can result from such a traumatic experience are often classified under three categories by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons:

Soft Tissue Injuries: such as lacerations to the skin of the face requires careful consideration to ensure optimal cosmetic results without compromising the functionality of surrounding facial nerves, ducts, and glands.
Bone Injuries: Fractures of facial bones can be assessed and stabilized in a manner similar to bone fractures in other areas of the body, although casts can't be used, other methods of fracture fixation can be.
Teeth Injuries: Whether a tooth needs to be reimplanted, replaced with an implant, or repaired due to damage(chipped tooth, etcc...), Dr. Talebzadeh has the surgical and dental expertise to perform the proper treatment for any tooth injury.
As a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Talebzadeh understands how diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery will all influence the patient's long-term function and appearance following a traumatic facial injury.

Why Facial Reconstruction is Necessary:
Traumatic facial injuries can cause serious and long lasting debility if not appropriately treated. In addition to cosmetic issues that can be traumatizing to a patient, functional issues are of the utmost concern. In severe facial trauma, breathing, speaking, and swallowing can all be affected. Not receiving the appropriate care in an adequate time frame can leave the patient with permanent disabilities such as:

  • Functional Abnormalities: difficulty speaking, eating, and even breathing can occur in severe facial trauma.
  • Cosmetic Abnormalities: of the skin, bone, and teeth can lead to psychological stress and depression in many patients.
  • Oral Cavity Abnormalities: in addition to chipped or poorly aligned teeth, temporomandibular joint dysfunction can occur.

Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons like Dr. Talebzadeh are the main specialists trained to manage and treat traumatic facial injuries.