Facial Trauma

Facial trauma refers to any injury affecting the mouth, jaw, or face. This type of injury requires exceptional emergency care, acute treatment, and rehabilitation. Facial trauma affects individuals emotionally as well as physically. Therefore, it takes a trained and compassionate oral and maxillofacial surgeon to address these cases.

Dr Zoud is well-versed in oral and maxillofacial trauma. He combines his vast knowledge with artistry -– giving our patients the best possible outcomes. At Wisdom Specialist Centre, Dr Zoud treats fractured facial bones, jaw injuries, knocked-out teeth, soft tissue lacerations, and more.

About Maxillofacial Trauma

Maxillofacial trauma may occur due to a number of scenarios. Some of the most common include:

Sports-related injuries

Motor vehicle accidents

Slips and falls

Interpersonal altercations

Work-related injuries

Types of maxillofacial injuries may include trauma to the skin, bone fractures, broken teeth, damaged salivary glands, and more. In the sections below, we’ll take a closer look at tooth, soft tissue, and hard tissue trauma.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Following trauma, there may be lacerations on the gums, tongue, cheeks, lips, or facial skin. All of these injuries can be addressed by a trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon. In addition to delivering aesthetically pleasing results, Dr Zoud can treat any damage to the salivary glands and facial nerves. Sutures are placed strategically to minimize the appearance of scarring and deliver natural-looking results.

Bone Injuries

Like fractures that occur in other parts of the body, facial fractures require stabilization for proper healing. Instead of using casts, however, Dr Zoud uses a combination of surgical screws, plates, and wires. He may also incorporate bone grafting procedures to rebuild orofacial structures.

The type of treatment required depends on the kind of injuries sustained as well as the complexity of the case. Here are the types of fractures treated at our surgery:

  • Lower Jaw (Mandibular)
  • Top Jaw (Maxillary)
  • Jaw Joint (TMJ)
  • Cheekbone (Zygomatic)
  • Nasal Bone
  • Eye Socket (Orbital)
  • Forehead Bone (Frontal)

Tooth Injuries

Following maxillofacial trauma, patients may have broken teeth. Dr Zoud can repair or extract these teeth during an oral surgery procedure.

Avulsed – or knocked out teeth – can sometimes be saved with a procedure known as re-implantation. If a tooth is knocked out, try to locate it and bring it with you to our surgery. Rinse the tooth off, but do not scrub it. Store it in a container of milk or saline for transport.

In some cases, a knocked-out tooth can be placed back in the socket and secured with wires. If the tooth cannot be saved, it can be replaced with a dental implant.

Why Choose Us?

Treating facial trauma is a delicate process that should only be performed by an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon. After graduating from dental and medical school, Dr Zoud continued his surgical training to specialise in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a thorough understanding of the orofacial anatomy, and he possesses an artistic touch that delivers truly remarkable results.

Our team is committed to providing the highest level of comprehensive care to each and every patient. We’ll walk with you through every step of your treatment.

Learn More about Treating Facial Trauma

If you or someone in your family has been involved in an accident that resulted in facial trauma, Dr Zoud can help. Schedule a consultation to explore your treatment options in detail. Contact us online anytime or give us a call at (02) 8021 2728 (Burwood) or (02) 9633 4552 (Westmead).

Burwood Rooms

Shop 1/8 Burwood Rd
Burwood NSW 2134
P: (02) 8021 2728
F: (02) 8021 2723

    Westmead Rooms

    Suite 40, Daher Centre, 163 – 171
    Hawkesbury Road Westmead,
    NSW 2145
    P: (02) 9633 4552
    F: (02) 9893 8801