Dr. Puckett, as a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, is highly qualified to diagnose and treat injuries to the teeth, jaws and face. With privileges at Clinton Memorial Hospital, Dr. Puckett is the only surgeon who actively takes facial trauma call, treating both soft tissue and hard tissue injuries. Some facial trauma can be treated in the office; however, complex cases are routinely performed in the operating room at the hospital. With full admitting privileges, Dr. Puckett can adeptly manage complex cases. Frequently, facial trauma will lead to the loss of one or more teeth, and possibly the supporting bone in either the upper or lower jaws. Wilmington Oral Surgery is equipped to expertly diagnose and treat situations where teeth and bone have been lost due to trauma, and restore aesthetics and function.