ATTENTION PATIENTS: We at East Tennessee Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery consider our patients’ health and safety to be our number one priority. We will continue to treat patients using standard universal precautions for barrier protection as well as the CDC guidelines for office cleanliness. Our waiting room and patient restrooms are being cleaned and sanitized daily as well as all doorknobs and handles being sanitized hourly. All magazines have been discarded from our waiting rooms.

We do not take the recent findings regarding COVID-19 lightly and wanted to reassure you of our commitment to your overall safety and well-being while under our care. Patients are welcome to wait in their cars upon arrival, we just ask that you please call us when you have arrived  so that we may bring paperwork out for you to complete. We will call you when we are ready for you.

If you or anyone in your household has experienced recent cough, fever, or other symptom of illness we ask that you reschedule your appointment for a future date.

We do plan to stay open and to observe our normal business hours at this time. We are diligently monitoring this situation and current guidelines for care. We will notify you if any changes will be necessary. We look forward to seeing you for your appointment.

Facial Trauma Treatment is a major health and social issue in the United States. Each year people of all ages sustain facial injuries from automobile accidents, boating accidents, bike accidents and recreational vehicles. Athletic activities and altercations also rank very high in causes of facial trauma. Many of these traumas include maxillofacial fractures of the upper and lower jaw, cheekbones, nose, and bone surrounding the eyes or a combination of these injuries.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are specially trained to deal with the injuries to the mouth, jaws and face. The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon is also skilled in facial lacerations and broken teeth.

Not all facial injuries are extensive, but they are complex. Even in the case of a cut lip or eyebrow, the expertise of the Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon is indispensable. If sutures are required, they must be precise to bring the desired cosmetic result.