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How is Maxillofacial Injury Treated?

Posted on 2/21/2022 by Dr. Chad Rebhun
How is Maxillofacial Injury Treated?Maxillofacial injuries are physical injuries to the face. They can occur on the soft tissues and skin and can result in the jaw and nasal fractures. These injuries can be severe and may require multi-specialty treatment. In addition, maxillofacial disfigurement and trauma can lead to acute psychological problems.

Maxillofacial Injury Treatments

The treatment of maxillofacial injuries differs depending on the injury's severity and location. In most cases, maxillofacial injury patients usually have other medical conditions that need treatment. It's upon your doctor to organize how these problems could be addressed with the help of other specialists.

Soft tissue injuries: Doctors repair soft tissue injuries like lacerations through suturing. Maxillofacial surgeons carefully inspect and treat structure injuries such as salivary ducts & glands and facial nerves. Microvascular reconstructive surgery is ideal for lacerations and severe facial cuts.

Bone injuries: Treatment of fractured facial bones is similar to other body parts' fractures. Factors such as the patient's age, general health, and fracture's location and severity determine the form of specialized treatment to be used.

If you have broken facial bones, they are lined up and held correctly in place for effective healing. Broken jaws are wired together using metal braces secured to your teeth using wires or rubber bands. Plating and wiring techniques are used for extensive facial injuries by first incisions to uncover the bones.

Teeth injuries and surrounding dental structures: Patients who have lost their teeth require dentures for fracture alignment and securement. Oral surgeons can also replant teeth that have been knocked out or displaced. It is good to note that if you want to replace your knocked-out tooth, it is advisable to do it as soon as possible for its survival.

Proper facial injuries treatment is crucial and needs specialists who have adequate knowledge in acute treatment, emergency care, and patient's long-term reconstruction. If you have any maxillofacial injury symptoms, visit your nearest health care.

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