Facial trauma can happen for a variety of reasons such as automobile accidents, falls, work-related injuries, physical assaults, sports injuries, accidents in the home, or any number of other causes. Types of facial injuries can range from injuries of teeth to extremely severe injuries of the skin and bones of the face. Typically, facial injuries are classified as either soft tissue injuries (skin and gums), bone injuries (fractures), or injuries to special regions (such as the eyes, facial nerves or the salivary glands).
It may be surprising to learn that there are over 3 million cases of facial trauma in the United States every year. Restoring facial function is critical to a person living a happy and healthy life. Having a trained Oral Surgeon who specializes in restoring your facial function and look is critical to healing from facial trauma.