A Guide to Treatment on Facial Trauma 

A Guide to Treatment on Facial Trauma 

May 05, 2021

In the past few decades, the management for dental trauma has evolved radically. Although challenges remain in maxillofacial injury areas, dental science advancements have made facial trauma treatment reducing mortality. Maxillofacial injury is a polytraumatic injury and might affect the brain and cervical spine.

What is Facial Trauma?

An injury to the facial cavity or broken bones, including the jaws, nose, cheekbones, bones around the eyes, and teeth, can be facial trauma. An injury due to motor vehicle crashes falls from a height, or a sporting injury can affect the facial bones.

Also known as maxillofacial injury, facial trauma can be a complex and severe injury. Such treatments require special attention from a qualified oral surgeon and are not an injury that can be treated at home with an alternative hot and cold compress. Toronto East Maxillofacial Surgery provides facial trauma services near Toronto, for the speedy treatment of facial trauma.

Symptoms of Facial Trauma

Swelling, bruises, pain, and inability to move the injured portion are prominent symptoms of facial trauma. The other symptoms categorically are:

Nasal Fracture

  • Swelling
  • Bleeding from the nose
  • Pain
  • Difficulties in breathing
  • Bruises around the nose.

Frontal Bone Fracture

  • The forehead might appear as pushed inward
  • Injuries to the eyes.
  • Pain around the sinuses.

Zygomatic Maxillofacial Fracture

  • Problems with the eyesight
  • Pain in moving the jaws.
  • The flatness of the cheeks.
  • Altered sensation on the areas underneath the eyes.

Orbital Fracture

  • Black eye
  • Decreased or blurry vision
  • Swelling of the cheek or forehead.
  • Numbness in the eyelids, cheek, upper jaws, or the forehead
  • Redness and bleeding in the white portion of the eye.

Broken Jaw

  • Swelling accompanied by pain.
  • Inability in bringing the jaws together.
  • Loose or knocked-out tooth.
  • Numbness in the lower lips or chin.
  • Bruises under the tongue.
  • Bruises or tenderness along the jaw, below the ear.

Diagnosis of Facial Trauma and Recovery

The diagnosis of the maxillofacial injury is made by physical examination and subsequent tests if needed. The doctor or dentist primarily looks for swelling and pain. They also check if the jaws or the peripheral bones have restricted movement. X-rays can be performed to determine the degree of fracture.

The oral cavity is underlined with numerous tiny blood capillaries, and the recovery rate is also rapid. The eyelids’ soft tissues or areas underneath the eyes can be cured within four days, while the rest part of the face can be cured within six days. Sutures of the nose or ears might take a bit longer, about fourteen days.

The bony injuries of the jaws or forehead take longer to heal. If you suffer from fractures, you might often need to undergo surgical treatment. Dentists at facial injury dental office are trained and experienced to perform maxillofacial surgeries to set right facial trauma and fractures.

In adverse cases of a motor accident, fall from a great height, or gunshot wound, surgical treatment is the only respite that involves extensive surgical techniques to rebuild the fractured bones or bone grafting.

Once the surgery is done, the body continues the healing process to produce scar tissues for about three weeks. During the proliferation phase majority of the scar tissues and collagen is formed. The proliferation phase is followed by the remodeling phase, which continues for about a year. During the remodeling phase, the scar tissues rebuild and remodel to become more organized and functional.

Who is Qualified to Handle Facial Trauma?

Generally, facial trauma needs specialized expertise and experience in dealing with such complex and sensitive treatment. Most dentists undergo four to six years of additional learning and training beyond the regular dental school to expertise in facial trauma treatment.

Our dentists at Toronto East maxillofacial Surgery are patient-focused and have flexible working hours. You might find it difficult to squeeze out time from your busy schedule, so we at Toronto East Maxillofacial Surgery ensure that our dentists are available during the weekends.

We also specialize in providing oral infection treatment, wisdom tooth extraction, and dental implants apart from surgery to treat facial trauma. Dr. Adam Kaplan and Dr. Ren Chang have been providing treatment for facial trauma with an unblemished reputation.

You may book an appointment online by mentioning your preferable time, so cut sort the waiting. Located at a prominent location, we provide accessible parking.

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