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Most Common Causes of Facial Trauma: There are many ways in which your face can be damaged. Accidents, falls, automobile crashes, work related injuries, and interpersonal violence are among the most common causes for adults.
Soft tissue trauma includes any cuts to the face or gums. Avulsed, or knocked out teeth are another type of injury, and must be dealt with immediately Bone injuries, such as fractured jaws, cheekbones, and noses can also occur as well as damage to the nerves in the eyes, face and salivary glands. It is extremely important to have facial trauma assessed and treated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Besides the aesthetic reasons, serious health complications can occur, even from a small amount of damage. Depending on the location of the injury, speech, swallowing, and breathing can be affected. For dental injury, teeth that are loose in their sockets can make eating difficult and cause speech impediments. Chipped, broken, or misaligned teeth can cause lower jaw joint and other functional problems, in addition to the loss of confidence in your appearance.
• Injury to important underlying structures of the face should always be ruled out and proper physical exam & consultation should be considered when appropriate.
Cosmesis is very important to consider when deciding on closure of facial lacerations thus oral and maxillofacial surgeon advice should be considered in all facial lacerations.
When facial trauma does happen, quick action is important. Please call us as soon as possible so we can best advise and support you in your recovery. As facial trauma is a very complex and a very delicate issue. If left in the wrong hands, the injury could heal in a less than preferable way, which could then necessitate another surgery to fix the results of the last one.Accidents happen, and when they do, we at Facial Virtuoso are there to help.