Physical trauma to the facial region may occur in a variety of ways. These include:
The resulting damage to the soft tissues (skin, tongue, lips, etc.) and hard tissues (teeth, cartilage, and bone) must be managed in such a way to restore the form, function, and esthetics of each individual facial structure. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have extensive training in the diagnosis and management of injuries to the structures of the face.
Prevention of facial trauma
While many facial injuries are caused by interpersonal violence, a large proportion of injuries to the facial structures are accidental and, thus, preventable. Reduce your chances for accidental facial injuries by taking the following measures: