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How Is Facial Trauma Treated?

Posted on 12/15/2023 by Dr. Darren Huddleston
X-ray image of maxillofacial region of a person at The Center for Esthetic Dentistry. Often requiring immediate and comprehensive therapy that addresses practical and aesthetic concerns, facial trauma can arise from an array of occurrences, including tumbles, crashes, sports-related injuries, or violent encounters. Treatment for facial trauma involves an integrative strategy that includes emergency care, surgery, and continued rehabilitation.

Maintaining Balance

The severity of the face damage is assessed, along with the presence of any potentially fatal injuries, via a comprehensive first assessment. To guarantee that the health indicators of the individual are stabilized before starting additional treatment, rapid stabilization is started if there are any potentially fatal disorders.

Examining Diagnostically

The amount of facial trauma and the presence of any structural breakages, soft tissue deterioration, or internal trauma are determined by diagnostic imaging methods, including X-rays. Accurate treatment plans and the best course of action are made possible by these imaging examinations.

Wound Healing

Any cuts, soft tissue damage, or puncture wounds are treated with prompt wound care and healing. To encourage appropriate healing and lower the risk of infection, this may entail cleansing the injuries, eliminating any foreign objects, and stitching or clipping the wounds.


Reduction and stabilization procedures are used to straighten cracked bones and reestablish the natural facial structure in cases of facial bone fractures. For stability of the broken bones and to encourage healing, this may entail the application of braces, splinting, or surgical implants.


To handle any difficulties, optimize recovery, and track the healing process, comprehensive follow-up care is necessary. It may be suggested to participate in rehabilitation programs, such as physiotherapy, linguistic therapy, or emotional support, to help restore facial operation, flexibility, and general well-being.

Get the Care You Deserve

Quality of life can be severely diminished by a facial injury, both physically and psychologically. Still, we have the resources and the know-how to help anyone recover from such an injury here in our clinic. If you have suffered a facial or dental injury and need oral surgery, we are here to help and will make the trauma a thing of the past. Please call or email us right away to arrange a meeting.
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