In any accident, be it road traffic accident or simple fall in your house, face is the common area to be injured.
Challenges in facial injuries:
How to identify facial bone fracture?
Facial injuries can be readily identified if there is bleeding from mouth, nose or face. But sometimes the injury may not be obvious immediately.
Signs for suspected facial injury:
Facial bone fractures and injuries need immediate treatment to avoid permanent facial disfigurement and functional loss. Face carries out several vital functions like seeing, breathing, talking, eating, smiling so on and so forth. Beyond cosmetics and aesthetics it is of paramount importance and responsibility of treating surgeon to get back function.
Fortunately, the alignment of teeth and their relation to each other which is called dental occlusion. Provide us adequate guidance to align the fractured facial bones in their appropriate position. In short this dental occlusion acts as a light house to guide the surgeon in treating facial fractures, a thorough understanding of dental occlusion is a prerequisite to treat any facial injuries.
Why GNATHOS FACE to treat facial injuries?
Maxillofacial surgery is an exclusive surgical speciality dealing with disorders of face . As maxillofacial surgeons we have an extensive knowledge about dental occlusion can accurately identify the pre-trauma dental alignment. It is because of this knowledge and training we can easily get back your pre-accident facial shape, profile and function accurately and assure quick recovery.
With over 10 years of experience our surgeons are saving faces without any complications or deformities.
Dental occlusion is the alignment of upper and lower jaw teeth in a specific position. Dental occlusion is unique to each person. As maxillofacial surgeons we identify this occlusion accurately using few surface indicators on your teeth even in worst hit accident cases . Fixing facial bone fractures based on dental occlusion is very important.
i) Facial disfigurement.
ii) Difficulty in mouth opening
iii) Decreased mouth opening
iv) Double vision, restriction of eye movement.
v) Unable to grind food while chewing.
vi) Teeth not joining properly.
The above mentioned problems appear if there is malunited or non united fractures. In such cases many times second surgery will be required to realign the malunited fractures.
Recovery depends on the intensity of injury and also other injuries sustained during accident and the general condition of the patient.
It is very rare that one would require a second surgery if fractures are fixed based on the dental occlusal guidance.
Facial bone fractures are primarily fixed with dental occlusal guidance will heal quickly and patient will be able to eat within 24 hrs and return to regular life in one weeks time.