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Understanding Facial Trauma


Posted on 6/5/2023 by Dr. Dani Stansell
Understanding Facial TraumaInjuries to the face may vary from relatively mild to life-threatening. Facial fractures, lacerations, and other head and face injuries might be signs. Reconstructive surgery, physical therapy, oral surgery, and medicine are some of the possibilities for treating trauma, the specifics of which depend on the kind and extent of the injury. Those who sustain face injuries would benefit from knowing the different types of injuries and how they are treated so they may return to their regular lives as soon as possible.

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Facial Trauma And How Is It Treated?


Facial trauma manifests itself in a wide variety of ways, and most of them are immediately noticeable. For example, facial swelling and bruising may result from various illnesses, from very harmless to life-threatening. Indicators of a more severe problem include discomfort in the cheek or jaw, trouble breathing or speaking owing to swelling or bleeding in the mouth, and so on. Preventable issues may sometimes be mitigated by prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Damage to the mouth or jaw is another common symptom that calls for a consultation with an oral surgeon. The severity of this sort of injury ranges widely, from a lost tooth to a fractured jaw. Most medical professionals, including surgeons, can tell whether a patient has suffered facial damage just by looking at them.

The level of trauma sustained requires further evaluation. Examining face fractures and other injuries involves X-rays, surgery, antibiotics, and drugs. Rapid and precise diagnosis of facial fractures and other damages is possible using CT scans and X-rays. Antibiotics are used to treat infections, and surgery is required to heal shattered bones. If needed, pain medication might be administered.

Get In Touch With Us


From simple cuts and lacerations to more severe injuries, including fractures and dislocations, our team of board-certified oral surgeons is here to help. Patients with facial injuries may count on our personnel to be there at all hours. Get in touch with us right once if you or someone you know has had a facial injury.

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Brier Creek




9400 Brier Creek Parkway, Ste 204
Raleigh, NC 27617-4879

Phone: 984-477-0177
Fax: 919-249-1375

Office Hours
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1911 Falls Valley Drive, Ste 107
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 984-206-4242
Fax: 919-249-2145

Office Hours
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Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

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1101 Great Falls Ct, Ste 102
Knightdale, NC 27545

Phone: 984-733-0330
Fax: 919-415-1849

Office Hours
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Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm


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