Facial trauma, also known as maxillofacial trauma, is any injury to the face or jawbone. Facial trauma may include skin lacerations, obstruction to the nasal cavity or sinuses, damage to the orbital sockets, fracture to the cheek, nose or eye socket, and avulsed (knocked out) teeth.
Treatment for facial trauma often involves airway control, bleeding control, reduction of swelling, prevention of infection, repair of bone fractures, lacerations or soft tissue injury, and reconstruction. The most common causes of facial trauma include sporting incidents, accidents, penetrating injuries, and violence. The combination of dental and surgical training makes our Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon uniquely skilled at restoring the aesthetics of facial proportions, the functionality of jaw joints and bites, and damaged or missing teeth.