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Maxillofacial Trauma

Facial trauma can involve injuries to the bone, teeth, skin, gums or other soft tissues. It can be caused by a number of events, such as falls, sports injuries, assaults, or motor vehicle accidents. Treatment depends on the kind of injury. Acute care involves treating loose or knocked-out teeth, suturing skin and soft tissue injuries, and setting and stabilizing fractured bones. Serious accidents or traumatic events may require complex surgical care involving a combination of treatments.

Treatment for traumatic maxillofacial injuries aims to assist the bones and soft tissue in healing quickly, to normalize any problems with the eyes, alignment of the jaws, breathing, speech or any other functional issues, and to leave as little cosmetic trace of the injury as possible. Constantly improving surgical and reconstructive techniques can give excellent results.

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