What our dentists consider Facial trauma, also called maxillofacial trauma, is any physical trauma to the face. Facial trauma can involve soft tissue injuries such as burns, lacerations, and bruises, or fractures of the facial bones such as nasal fractures and fractures of the jaw, as well as trauma such as eye injuries.
Facial trauma repair is surgery to fix an injury to the face or jaw. The surgery is done to stop bleeding, repair damaged tissue, or fix broken bones. Your face may be swollen and bruised. It may take 5 to 7 days for the swelling to go down, and 10 to 14 days for the bruising to fade. To get more inquiries to visit our practitioners.
Facial trauma surgery types
Professionals that deal with facial injuries must be well versed in emergency care, acute treatment, long-term reconstruction, and rehabilitation. An oral surgeon is trained and skilled in the physical as well as the emotional aspects of facial injury. These types of injuries are traumatic physically, but also have a high degree of emotional trauma for the patient.
Soft tissue injuries include lacerations to the face and intraoral lacerations. These are repaired by suturing or stitching. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are trained to take care to obtain the best cosmetic results possible. They also carefully inspect and treat injuries to facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts. Not only the soft tissue on the face must be treated, but the underlying structures as well.
Fractures of the facial bones (cheek, nose, eye socket, jaw) must be stabilized, much as any other bone in the body that has been fractured. Since a cast cannot be applied to the face, as it would to an arm or leg, our oral surgeons must use other methods for stabilization.
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