Facial injuries occur all too often in the Anchorage area. Wasilla Little Leaguers get hit by inside pitches, Southern Alaska construction workers suffer falls and other accidents at the worksite, and Alaska 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. Â Cosmetic dentists can help restore your beautiful smile.
At Excellence In 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 (907) 349-0022 for mouthguard recommendations regarding your (or your child’s) specific sport.
Likewise, the Anchorage workplace injury rate can be reduced with increased use of appropriate protective equipment and adherence to safety procedures. With respect to Anchorage 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 cosmetic dental consultation with Dr. Kirk Johnson of Excellence In Dentistry. If you are having dental problems (functional or aesthetic) due to an untreated past injury, I can also develop an effective treatment plan. Â We offer sedation dentistry for those who are anxious.
My office is located at 1000 East O’Malley, Suite 101 in Anchorage.
Kirk Johnson DDS.