Facial trauma is the basics for oral and maxillofacial surgery, and Dr. Reiche as an expert, is able to treat and repair facial trauma, including fractures of the upper and lower jaws and the orbits surrounding the eyes, and facial lacerations. His knowledge of how jaws come together (dental occlusion) is critical when repairing complex facial fractures with reconstruction of the mouth, face and jaws, when necessary, all this being part of what Dr. Reiche experience and performance at the Level I and II hospitals where he trained.
Trauma does not only result from major events like combat or automobile accidents. Childhood injuries caused by skateboards, sports or bicycle accidents frequently involve dental or facial trauma. Younger children often sustain damage to teeth or supporting structures from falls.
The use of safe and effective techniques either under local anesthesia or sedation allows many traumatic injuries to be effectively treated in the oral and maxillofacial surgery office, avoiding costly emergency room visits.