The injuries of the maxillofacial region include:
Injuries of soft tissue of the face and head,
Injuries to soft tissue of the oral cavity,
Fractures of face bones and skull,
Fractures of jaw,
Traumatic teeth extractions.
The nature of injuries of the maxillofacial region
There is a whole range of options and ways that could cause injury to this region. Car accident, accidental falls, sports injuries, fights, injuries at work are just some of the many ways of occurrence.
The injuries can be from broken teeth to complex and comprehensive injuries to the soft and bone tissue of the face. They are classified according to the type of tissue that has been injured. For example soft tissue (skin, gums), bone, or region affected by the injury, such as eyes, salivary glands, etc.
Soft tissue injuries of the maxillofacial region
When it is about a soft tissue injury like a cut, it recovers immediately, by sewing the wound, for the best cosmetic effect on the face and neck. Crush injuries are left for the period of treatment only after the possibility of complications that can jeopardize the patient is eliminated.
Bone injuries of the maxillofacial region
Facial bone fractures are treated in a more or less identical way, as well as bone fractures of some other parts of the body.
A specific way of treatment is determined by a variety of factors, which include the fracture localization, its nature, age, and the general condition of the patient. When the arm or leg is broken, the gypsum that immobilizes is most commonly placed and allows the healing. Since gypsum cannot be placed on the face, other methods have been found that enable the bone to stabilize.