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Maxillofacial trauma

Any physical trauma to the face is called Facial trauma or maxillofacial trauma.

Facial Trauma Involves

Soft tissue injuries such as burns, lacerations, and bruises Fractures of the facial bones such as nasal fractures and fractures of the mandibular jaw, damage to the orbital (eye) sockets injuries facial bones such as the upper jaw bone (maxilla).


  1. Car and motorcycle crashes (Accident)
  2. Sports injuries
  3. Violence


1]Changes in feeling over the face
2]Deformed or uneven face or facial bones Irregularities of the face that can be felt by touching
3]Difficulty breathing through the nose due to swelling and bleeding
4]Changes in vision or the movement of the eyes, Double vision
5]Missing teeth
6]Improperly aligned upper and lower teeth
7]Abnormal feelings on the cheek
8]Difficulty in Chewing
9]Difficulty in Mouth opening

Why Consult Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons:

Airway control, bleeding control, swelling reduction, infection prevention, repair of bone fractures, repair of lacerations or soft tissue injury, and reconstruction are all common treatments for facial trauma.
With dental and surgical training, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are uniquely skilled at restoring the aesthetics, proper facial proportions, jaw, joint, bite, and damaged or missing teeth all along.



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