What You Need To Know About Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

If you or a loved one develops a facial or mouth injury that necessitates immediate medical attention in a hospital emergency department, consult an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. OMSs are the only medical practitioners who can treat these wounds correctly due to their education and experience.

Types Of Trauma Treated By Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Fractures of the teeth and jaws, fractures of other facial bones, and soft tissue injuries to the face and mouth are all typical types of facial trauma treated and repaired by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Repairing complex facial fractures necessitates an awareness of proper jaw posture and biting technique or dental occlusion. 

The American College of Surgeons advocates a multidisciplinary approach to treating complex craniofacial injuries, with the surgical team consisting of professionals from oral and maxillofacial surgery, otorhinolaryngology, plastic surgery, and ophthalmology. Furthermore, OMSs who worked in military hospitals developed many of the current approaches for treating facial injuries.

Maxillofacial And Oral Surgery

A common type of major facial injury is a bone break. The bones of the face, including the jaws, palate, cheekbones, and eye orbits, can all fracture. Facial bone fractures are common, and they are frequently accompanied by lacerations and other soft-tissue injuries. Individual tooth injury can also alter occlusion, or how the teeth fit together. Face trauma can jeopardize ocular health as well as respiratory, pharyngeal, esophageal, and masticatory processes. 

Hospitalization for treatment is frequently required. Facial fractures are treated in the same way that broken limbs are. It takes time to realign the broken bone and then repair it so that it can heal properly.

Severe Cases

In severe or extensive maxillofacial fractures, the bones may need to be exposed through incisions and secured with wire, plates, and screws. The manner of repositioning employed is determined by the nature and size of the fracture. In the event of a jaw fracture, plates and screws can be utilized to straighten and stabilize the shattered bone. Talk to us about oral surgery and treatments.