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At Liberty Oral & Facial Surgery, we empathize with our patients in Post Falls, Idaho, and Spokane Valley, Washington, in that we are sensitive to the fact that injuries or trauma to the face can be particularly devastating. You can’t easily “hide” your face, and why should you feel that way? You deserve to put your confident face forward again and as quickly as possible.

Likewise, as specialists in surgical treatment to resolve trauma to the face, mouth, and jaws, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr Bryan McLelland, appreciate that healthy facial bone and tissues are vital to the basic functions, which support your overall wellbeing and quality of life. When injuries are addressed effectively, you no longer feel like your life has been put on “pause.”

Of course, the treatment techniques that we recommend are as varied as the types of trauma and injuries that can occur to the oral cavity and interconnected structures of the face and head. For instance, injuries to the teeth can occur due to contact with objects or people during sports. For this reason, the dentists that refer patients to us and partner with our surgeon may recommend custom mouthguards to protect the teeth and other oral tissues from damage among those patients who are competitive athletes. With advanced knowledge, experience, diagnostics, and treatment technologies, our surgical specialists are also in the best possible position to successfully “re-root” knocked-out or avulsed teeth or preserve teeth that are badly fractured or broken due to traumatic injuries.

Using precision techniques and technologies that account for your unique needs and anatomy, our doctors are also equipped to skillfully, promptly, and safely resolve a range of injuries not limited to:

  • Fractured upper jaw (maxilla) and lower jaw (mandible)
  • Cheekbone fractures
  • Fractures to the nasal bones
  • Breaks affecting the bones in the eye socket, palate
  • Lacerations or cuts that damage soft tissues

Fundamentally, trauma to the facial bones is treated similarly to how other types of broken bones are treated – with reducing or lining up the parts of the affected bones and then “fixating” or holding them in place. As the bones are fixated, they heal over time. Again, the specific details associated with treatment vary extensively from patient to patient due to factors such as the nature of the injury, its location, and the extent of the injury. Rest assured, though, that your procedure is in excellent hands with a team that specializes in surgical intervention, including complex oral and maxillofacial cases.

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Dr. Bryan McLelland has extensive skill and experience repairing facial trauma with reconstructive surgery. Meeting with Dr. McLelland to discuss your injury will allow us to determine the best course of action.


Some of the injuries Dr. McLelland has treated include:

  • Lacerations, both on your face and in your mouth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Fractured bones, including the cheek, eye socket, and nose
  • Fractured jaws, both upper and lower
  • Fracture sinuses
  • Fractured mandible

Dr. McLelland’s advanced training has given him the knowledge he needs to determine the most appropriate treatment and the hands-on skill to perform that treatment. He also has an excellent eye for aesthetics and compassion for his patients who are feeling concerned about their appearance following a facial injury. Four years at Cook County Hospital in inner city Chicago gaining experience in the full range and scope of simple to complex facial injuries in unmatched.

Another issue that must be addressed when dealing with a facial injury is the possibility of damage to the many fragile nerves that lie just beneath the skin and control your facial movement, including your ability to smile and speak clearly. Dr. McLelland will take extra care to preserve your nerve function and will discuss any specific concerns with you regarding your care.


Serious facial trauma can happen out of the blue – a car accident, an injury while playing sports, a sudden fall, or an injury on the job can all lead to sudden and devastating injury. Without prompt and appropriate treatment, scarring or permanent disfiguration can be the result.

These types of accidents often involve insurance plans beyond your regular dental insurance. Personal injury protection and L&I may be involved to pay for your care. Dr. McLelland and the rest of his skilled team have experience working with different insurance plans. A member of our billing team will work with you to make sure that your care is billed appropriately. If you have questions, please contact our office.


Any time a tooth is knocked loose or completely knocked out (a condition known as an avulsed tooth), you are dealing with a dental emergency. When dealt with quickly, an avulsed tooth can actually be re-implanted in its socket.

If you do happen to lose a tooth in this manner, gently collect the tooth (and avoid the temptation to wipe it off since this can dislodge delicate ligament remnants that can help successfully restore the tooth). Place the tooth in a container of salt water or milk and bring it with you to our office.

We’ll also perform an examination to make sure that the bone beneath your gums was not damaged in the injury that caused your tooth to come out. If we do find damage, we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan.

We welcome your questions and encourage you to call us at 509-922-2273 or schedule your appointment today.


  • The staff was great here. Both professional and fun to be around. I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled and my normal dentist said that the surgery was going to... read more

    James Story Avatar James Story
    January 29, 2020

    Dr. McClellan was great. His staff was so friendly and comforting. Kris and Justin took such great care of my son. I would highly recommend them!!!

    Hope Harper Avatar Hope Harper
    December 16, 2019
  • Had a tooth pulled Monday. Having no issues . Staff is very professional and helpful. Had a implant put in on 11/13/19. No pain what so ever staff very... read more

    Brent Lewis Avatar Brent Lewis
    December 16, 2019

    I felt very comfortable here. Staff are very nice and knowledgeable. They definitely made sure that I was aware all risk and care for before and after post surgery on... read more

    Saundra Bergquist Avatar Saundra Bergquist
    December 7, 2019
  • I felt very comfortable here. Staff are very nice and knowledgeable. They definitely made sure that I was aware all risk and care for before and after post surgery on... read more

    Saundra Bergquist Avatar Saundra Bergquist
    December 7, 2019

    Excellent service. Staff is amazing. I understood exactlly what was being done and everything went beyond my expectations. The Exparel pain relief is amazing no soreness in my mouth... read more

    Paul Carroll Avatar Paul Carroll
    December 6, 2019
  • Great hospitality. Super quick procedure for my wisdom teeth. In and out in less than an hour!

    Marvin Reyes Avatar Marvin Reyes
    November 22, 2019

    I love the doctors. Made the pre and post surgery easy and little to no pain. Also loved the helpful email reminders after my surgery

    Kaela DuChesne Avatar Kaela DuChesne
    November 16, 2019
  • Such a nice environment! Just had my wisdom teeth pulled out and it was such a good experience! They even called me later in the day to make sure I... read more

    November 10, 2019

    Had number 9 pulled. No pain no swelling, staff was very caring and pleasant.

    Jim Oxford Avatar Jim Oxford
    October 22, 2019
  • It was an amazing experience! Dr. McLelland made it very quick and there was hardly any pain. I was nervous about it being painful, but it hardly hurt at all!... read more

    Abi Michaelis Avatar Abi Michaelis
    August 16, 2019

    Went in for a FREE consultation and then I was told when leaving that I owed $127.00 for an X-ray that I did not ask for. I paid said bill and... read more

    Jeffrey Long Avatar Jeffrey Long
    July 19, 2019
  • I had an oral implant in May 2019, and from my original consult to pre-op to the actual procedure and post-op, I can say I am highly satisfied and impressed!... read more

    Vickie Dawson Avatar Vickie Dawson
    May 17, 2019

    Dr. McLelland and his staff are the best in the business. Dr. McLelland talks you through all the procedures. His staff is very attentive, kind and friendly

    Douglas Stewart Avatar Douglas Stewart
    April 11, 2019
  • I just love this place! Dr. Moody is awesome! And all the staff are friendly and caring. I have and will continue to recommend liberty to anyone seeking dental care.

    bridgette terrell Avatar bridgette terrell
    April 2, 2019

    I had 3 teeth extracted here, one being an impacted wisdom tooth. Dr. Moody did an amazing job. It was painless during the procedure and the procedure didn't take much... read more

    Kati Doney Avatar Kati Doney
    March 27, 2019
  • Amazing staff Bryan Mclelland was great would not go anywhere else. They got it down.

    Michael Phillips Avatar Michael Phillips
    March 18, 2019

    Dr. Jones pulled my wisdom tooth 4 days ago and it's healing perfectly. He forewarned me that my tooth was sitting close to a nerve that might result in facial... read more

    Becca B Avatar Becca B
    January 29, 2019
  • Wonderful caregivers. Make sure you are well educated on everything going on. Dr Mclelland is a very skilled surgeon and called later the day of to check up on my... read more

    Laura Wright Avatar Laura Wright
    January 25, 2019

    This was such a positive experience for me!...the staff at Liberty are absolutely attentive, concerned and wonderful...Thank you, Liberty Oral Surgery, for the comfort and speed of my tooth extraction!!

    Laineyrose7 Avatar Laineyrose7
    December 31, 2018