The Staten Island Dentist Blog
Preventing Facial Injuries
- at October 21, 2010
- in Cosmetic Dentistry
Facial injuries occur all too often in the Staten Island area. Brooklyn Little Leaguers get hit by inside pitches, Bayonne construction workers suffer falls and other accidents at the worksite, and New York motorists sustain injuries in collisions every single day. Accidents at home can also result in serious injury to the face.
Serious facial injuries can affect the victim’s ability to eat, breathe, and speak. Because of the essential physical processes at risk, a person who has suffered a facial injury should receive medical care as soon as possible. Injuries to the mouth are treated by general dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Missing teeth often require dental implants and odd-shaped teeth often require dental veneers to correct their look.
At Staten Island Dental Care, we strongly advocate the use of protective equipment for every type of sport, whether it is a team sport or individual activity. Call us at (347) 695-4370 for mouthguard recommendations regarding your (or your child’s) specific sport.
Likewise, the Staten Island workplace injury rate can be reduced with increased use of appropriate protective equipment and adherence to safety procedures. With respect to Staten Island motor vehicle injuries, the following instructions bear repetition: Wear your seatbelt and don’t send or read text messages while driving!
If you have suffered a recent injury to your face, mouth or jaw, schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Frederick Hecht of Staten Island Dental Care. If you are having dental problems (functional or aesthetic) due to an untreated past injury, I can also develop an effective treatment plan. We offer sedation dentistry for anxious patients during treatment.
My office is located at 1520 Richmond Avenue in Staten Island.
Dr. Fredrick S. Hecht.
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