Symptoms of Mandibular Trauma: Fractures and Dislocation

 

Symptoms of Mandibular Trauma: Fractures and Dislocation

With traumatic accidents, injury to the mandible (or jaw) is very common. In fact, jaw injuries are the third most frequent facial injury following nose and cheekbone fractures. Two different types of jaw injury – jaw fractures and jaw dislocation – often occur as a result of accidents like falls, car accidents, contact sport injuries, […]

Symptoms of Fractured Facial Bones

Facial bone fractures are often a result of a serious accident that causes physical trauma to the face. Whether facial trauma is result of a car accident, sports injury, interpersonal violence, or work-related accident, a person should seek medical treatment if signs of facial fractures arise. At Austin Oral Surgery, our board certified oral and […]

Food Suggestions For Oral Surgery Recovery

At Austin Oral Surgery, we suggest that our patients stick to cool, soft foods 24 hours following the oral procedure. You immediately may think of sweet foods when you think of cool, soft foods, but there are many savory foods you can eat following an oral procedure. Because it is important to maintain your normal […]

Do Not Take Facial Injury Lightly

Facial trauma includes any injury to the mouth, face or jaw. Such injuries can be very serious; therefore, it is crucial that any injury to this area be properly addressed. An experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon can appropriately treat and surgically repair the many types of facial trauma. Facial trauma includes: Facial lacerations Oral lacerations […]

Will I Miss Work After an Oral or Maxillofacial Surgery?

At Austin Oral Surgery, we recommend that you take the whole day off from work the day of your oral or maxillofacial surgery. For most oral procedures, you will be able to return to work soon after your procedure. However, not all surgeries are alike, and some will require a longer recovery time. If taking […]

What is Maxillofacial Surgery?

Most of us know what oral surgery is, and many of us have had it before in the form of wisdom teeth removal, tooth extractions and dental implants. However, while oral surgery might be well known among the general public, maxillofacial surgery is largely unknown. What is Maxillofacial Surgery? The maxillae are two bones that […]