Facial Trauma & Reconstruction
Corrective Jaw or Orthognathic Surgery:
Sometimes injury to the jaw or genetics and jaw growth result in a jaw that doesn’t meet correctly and/or teeth don’t seem to fit with jaws. In severe instances orthodontic treatment is not enough to establish the proper jaw relationship or bite. Therefore, a combination of orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery is needed to move teeth and repositions misaligned jaws into the correct position.
- Improves facial appearance.
- Ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.
- Reduce damage that your existing bite may be causing your teeth.
- Improves speech, chewing and swallowing Improves overall long term oral health.
- Improves joint position and can reduce TMJ related pain.
- Can improve sleep apnea and breathing problems.
Current Technology and Orthognathic Surgery Advances:
Dr. Casey uses comprehensive facial X-rays, advanced computer techniques and three-dimensional models to demonstrate your dental and skeletal malocclusion. He will explain clearly how your surgery will be approached and risks and benefits or your procedure. We will take our time to make sure that you make the decision that is best for you!
Facial Trauma and Reconstruction:
When a traumatic accident or incident occurs that affects the appearance of the face or its underlying bone and soft tissue structure, a surgeon needs to be trained to reconstruct the face as well be versed in emergency care, acute treatment and long term reconstruction and rehabilitation of the patient. Dr. Casey is trained to handle and provide excellent care for you in this situation.
Dr. Casey is on staff at Lee Memorial, Health Park as well as North Collier Hospital (NCH) and Physicians Regional Hospital. He is one of the few surgeons that can deliver oral and maxillofacial ER calls, as well as facial trauma care calls. He is also the only oral surgeon taking call at all 4 hospitals.
Possible Facial Injuries Include:
- Facial and intra-oral lacerations
- Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
- Fractured facial bones (cheek, nose or eye socket)
- Fractured jaws (upper and lower jaw)