Facial injuries can affect the upper jaw, lower jaw, cheek, nose, eye socket. They maybe in some cases limited to only soft tissues of the face and mouth, or in severe cases, involve the jaw bones and bones of the facial skeleton.
Facial injuries most commonly occur during:
How is a Facial Injury Diagnosed?
When making a diagnosis, your doctor will begin by asking about your medical history, including any events that may have caused your facial injury.
A thorough physical and medical examination will also be conducted, to note any injuries to your face and other parts of your body. This may be followed by relevant X-rays and CT scan of the head and face. Specific X-rays are needed depending on exact nature and site of injuries.
Many people with facial injuries also suffer from additional injuries. In such cases additional x-rays, investigations and consultations with other medical specialists may be needed.
FMS is equipped with Cone Beam CT SCAN, OPG/Panorama Xrays and RVGs to assess the jaw and facial bone fractures.
Depending on these factors, a decision may be made to treat the injury surgically or non-surgically.
What happens after surgery?