Preventing Facial Injuries
Facial injuries occur all too often in the Birmingham, MI area. Royal Oak Little Leaguers get hit by inside pitches, Royal Oak construction workers suffer falls and other accidents at the worksite, and Michigan 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.
At Duffield Dentistry, 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 (248) 541-1388 for mouthguard recommendations regarding your (or your child’s) specific sport.
Likewise, the Birmingham, MI workplace injury rate can be reduced with increased use of appropriate protective equipment and adherence to safety procedures. With respect to Royal Oak 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 Larry Duffield of Duffield Dentistry. If you are having dental problems (functional or aesthetic) due to an untreated past injury, I can also develop an effective treatment plan.
My office is located at 2009 Crooks Rd in Royal Oak.
Dr. Lawrence D. Duffield, DDS.