Facial Trauma Care
There are many possible causes of facial trauma such as motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, sports injuries, interpersonal violence, and work-related injuries. Types of facial injuries can range from injuries of teeth to extremely serious injuries of the skin and bones of the face. Typically, facial injuries are termed as soft tissue injuries (skin and gums), bone injuries (fractures), or injuries to special regions (such as the eyes, facial nerves or the salivary glands).
While in many conditions facial trauma only results in lacerations, swelling, the results can be major if it also involves:
- Brain herniation
- Intracranial hemorrhage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Subdural or epidural bleeding
- Airway compromise
- Damage to underlying bone structures
- Cervical spine injury
The patient will most likely be seen by e an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, the surgical specialists of the dental profession, are specifically trained to repair injuries to the mouth, face and jaws.
Sometimes, injuries caused by facial trauma can cause long-term problems if left untreated. For example, trauma to the mouth can cause teeth to become impacted or the bite to become misaligned, problems that may require correction by orthodontal or orthognathic treatment later. Some cases of temperomandibular joint disorder, a painful condition affecting the joints of the jaw, may be caused by facial trauma. And fractures that are not properly set can heal poorly, potentially causing discomfort as well as disfigurement later on.
At the conclusion of this demanding program, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are well-prepared to perform the full scope of the specialty, which includes emergency care for the teeth, mouth, jaws, and associated facial structures.
Dr. Amit and Dr.Rithesh will be the right choice for performing all kind of maxillofacial and oral surgeries, they have been practicing this procedure effectively for the past 8 years.