Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon 02 9906 2844
Services Facial Trauma

Trauma can be due to: assaults, falls, road accidents, sporting injuries and more. If your injury is significant, see a doctor and if serious, go to a hospital emergency department. You may have serious damage requiring a specialist. Once assessed, patients with maxillofacial injuries can be treated. Trauma patients sometimes require specialists from multiple disciplines. If your condition is deteriorating out of hospital, you should seek medical advice from the hospital where you were treated.

Patients with facial injuries need a thorough examination and tests such as X-rays or CAT scans. Any risk of eye damage needs to be tested and referred to an Opthalmologist if required. If you are experiencing visual deterioration, see an Ophthalmologist urgently. Hard and soft tissues injuries require different treatment.

Common fractures of facial bones include: the lower jaw (mandible), the upper jaw (maxilla), the nasal bones, the cheek bone (zygoma) and the bones around the orbit. Other hard tissue that are affected by trauma are teeth.

Our practice is trained in the diagnosis and management of all types of facial fractures. Where treatment is recommended we discuss options: length of hospital stay (if required); risks, side effects and anticipated outcomes. Limitations of treatment, recovery times and informed financial consent will de discussed. We may refer to other specialists as needed.