Preventing Facial Injuries

Boulder Sports Dentistry Facial injuries occur all too often in the Lafayette area. Longmont Little Leaguers get hit by inside pitches, Broomfield construction workers suffer falls and other accidents at the worksite, and Colorado 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 cosmetic dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General 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 720-862-3630 for mouthguard recommendations regarding your (or your child’s) specific sport.

Likewise, the Lafayette, CO workplace injury rate can be reduced with increased use of appropriate protective equipment and adherence to safety procedures. With respect to Lafayette 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. Gordon West of Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry. If you are having dental problems (functional or aesthetic) due to an untreated past injury, I can also develop an effective treatment plan.  We provide such services as dental implants and dental crowns.

My office is located at 1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201 in Lafayette.

Dr. Gordon West.