What Types Of Facial Injuries Need Surgery?

Oral surgery is more than tooth extractions, implant surgery, and resolving impacted teeth. It also deals with facial trauma, facial pain, Facial Injuries, Intraoral lacerations, and more! It can also involve the reshaping of bones and the repair of facial trauma that may have been caused by accidents. Patients may also be referred to an Oral Surgeon for corrective jaw surgery and reconstructive surgeries related to facial deformities.

When do Facial Injuries need surgery? Facial Injuries often require surgery to restore the normal form and function of the face. Many fractures are treated with minimal or no surgery, such as those involving the eye sockets, nose, and cheeks. However, more extensive fractures may require surgical intervention. Surgery typically involves repositioning the fractured bones, typically with plates and screws, and repairing any associated soft tissue injuries.

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Facial Injuries FAQs

How Do Facial Injuries Most Often Occur? 

Facial injuries most often occur due to motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, physical assaults, and work-related accidents.

How Long Does It Take For A Facial Injury To Heal? 

The amount of time it takes for a facial injury to heal depends on the type and severity of the injury. Minor cuts and scrapes may take a few days to heal, while more serious injuries such as broken bones may take several weeks or even months. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions for care and follow-up visits.

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What Is The Most Common Facial Injury?

The most common facial injury is a nose fracture, also known as a nasal fracture. This injury typically occurs after a blunt force trauma, such as a punch to the face or a car accident. Other common facial injuries include broken cheekbones, eye socket fractures, and jaw fractures.

Can A Facial Fracture Heal On Its Own? 

It depends on the severity of the fracture. Minor fractures may heal on their own, but more severe fractures may require surgery.

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Types of Facial Injuries 

  • Lacerations: These are cuts on the face, usually caused by sharp objects or tools. They can range in severity from minor scratches to deep gashes that require stitches. 
  • Bruises: These are contusions caused by blunt force trauma to the face. They can range in severity from minor discoloration to large, swollen, and painful bruises. 
  • Fractures: A fracture is a break in the bone, which can occur on the face due to blunt force trauma. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, and bruising. 
  • Eye Injuries: Eye injuries can range from minor scratches to serious conditions like retinal detachment. Symptoms may include pain, blurred vision, or even total vision loss. 
  • Burns: Burns can be caused by thermal, chemical, or electrical sources. They can range in severity from mild redness to severe skin damage.
  • Soft-tissue injuries: These can range from bruises to more serious damage to the skin, such as lacerations or abrasions.
  • Internal injuries: These occur when there is damage to the muscles, nerves, and blood vessels in the face.

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