After a car accident or other facial trauma, you may require surgery to correct the damage. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are specially trained to perform all types of surgery that is needed after facial trauma. Facial trauma can be repaired in a local hospital or outpatient surgery center. Some of the types of facial trauma, which may require surgery, include facial lacerations, knocked out teeth, broken or fractured cheek, nose, jaw, or eye socket.
Facial trauma causes a high degree of physical and emotional trauma to the patient. Correcting facial trauma requires special training and an in-depth understanding of the long term functioning and appearance of the face. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons take into consideration the patient’s prior appearance and any permanent damage that will affect the results.