After a car accident or other facial trauma, surgery may be required to correct the damage. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are specially trained facial trauma surgeons. Such surgeries can be performed in a local hospital or outpatient surgery center. Facial lacerations, knocked out teeth, broken or fractured cheeks, nose, jaw, or eye sockets are all types of facial trauma that may require surgery.
Facial trauma can cause a large amount of physical and emotional trauma to the patient. To effectively correct facial trauma, it requires special training and deep understanding of the long term functioning and appearance of the face. While planning facial trauma surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons take into consideration the patient’s prior appearance and any permanent damage that could affect the end results.