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How is Maxillofacial Injury Treated?

Posted on 9/5/2022 by Widner Elite Oral Surgery and Dental Implants
How is Maxillofacial Injury Treated?Maxillofacial injuries are traumatic facial wounds. They can cause skin and soft tissue damage and nose and jaw fractures. Due to the potential severity of these injuries, multispecialty care may be necessary. Trauma and maxillofacial deformities can also cause severe psychological issues.

Depending on the extent and location of the injury, different maxillofacial injuries require different treatments. Patients with maxillofacial injuries frequently need treatment for other medical issues. Your doctor is responsible for planning how to handle these issues with the assistance of other specialists. Based on the affected area, several maxillofacial therapies are as follows:

Soft-Tissue Injuries

Doctors use sutures to treat soft tissue injuries, including lacerations. Maxillofacial surgeons thoroughly examine and repair injuries to structures like facial nerves, salivary glands, and ducts. Lacerations and serious face injuries are the perfect candidates for microvascular reconstructive surgery.

Bone Fractures

Treatment for broken facial bones is comparable to that for broken bones in other sections of the body. The specialized treatment type to be utilized depends on the patient's general health, age, and the location and severity of the fracture. Those with fractured facial bones are aligned and securely maintained in position for efficient healing.

Metal braces attached to your teeth with wires or rubber bands are used to set together broken jaws. For severe facial injuries, initial incisions are made to expose the bones, and wiring and plating procedures are applied.

Teeth Injuries and the Nearby Dental Structures

Dentures are necessary for patients who have lost their teeth to fix and straighten fractures. Additionally, teeth knocked out or removed might be replaced by oral surgeons. It's important to remember that replacing a knocked-out tooth is best done as soon as you can to ensure its survival.
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