Injury to the mouth and jaws


In most accidents involving the facial regions, the soft tissues or the skin of the face will be involved. The most common will be from falls from running or from a bicycle.

In most cases, aside from the injury sustained by the lips and facial soft tissues, the teeth are also involved. This will involve the displacement, loosening or even the loss of the teeth altogether.

Oral & maxillofacial surgeons are the most well trained to manage and stitch soft tissues of the face as well as manage the trauma to the teeth and bone surrounding the teeth at the same time. The post trauma management and expedient coordination with the other dental specialities will increase the chances of saving the traumatised teeth. The oral & maxillofacial are the most well positioned to coordinate such a treatment plan for trauma patients