You’d be surprised to know that fractures in facial bones are becoming increasingly common.
How Does Facial Trauma Affect Your Health?
Broken facial bones could include your lower jaw, upper jaw, palate, cheekbones, and eye sockets. And depending on the severity, facial trauma injuries can affect your vision, ability to breathe, speak, chew and even swallow.
No matter what the injury, these fractures are treated in a manner similar to bones in other parts of the body. Your specific type of treatment will be determined by various factors. If you have a facial fracture and require a dental appliance stabilize and heal the injury, we can help.
What Are the Long Term Effects of Facial Trauma?
We often see these difficulties when facial trauma goes untreated for too long:
- Loss of function
- Tooth loss or loosening can make eating and chewing much more difficult
- Appearance of your smile
- The aesthetics of a smile aren’t only important appearance wise, but having correctly aligned teeth reduces your risk of gum disease
- Bite Irregularities
- Irregularities can lead to a wide array of problems such as TMJ and other complications.
Upon your visit, your dentist will take a thorough examination including x-rays, to properly assess the situation.
If you have experienced facial trauma, please visit our office as soon as possible, so we can properly assess your injuries.
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180 Riverside Dr. East, P.O. Box 699
Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0