such as fractures involving the lower and upper jaws, palate, cheekbones
and eye sockets can affect sight, breathing, speech, and swallowing.
These types of injuries often require more extensive treatment and
may requiring hospitalization. The fractured parts of the bone must
be properly aliened (reduced) and set in place long enough for the
bones to repair themselves. Extensive fractures may require a combination
of alignment and the use of wiring or plating techniques. Healing
time may require six or more weeks depending on the patient’s
age and the complexity of the fracture.
contact our office after a facial trauma to ensure that the optimal
cosmetic and functional outcome is achieved.