What is Dental Facial Trauma

Dr. Perry Trester, DMD, FRCD (C), FADSA, FICD, FACD, discusses facial trauma.

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Dr. Perry Trester, DMD, FRCD (C), FADSA, FICD, FACD, discusses facial trauma.
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Featuring Dr. Perry Trester, DMD, FRCD (C), FADSA, FICD, FACD

Duration: 50 seconds

Trauma to the face often occurs as a result of an accident, commonly affects the teeth and the jawbone.

It usually can result in the jawbone being fractured or broken and is very important to be treated properly in order to reestablish the bite, which is commonly disturbed. The oral surgeon is very active in this area of management and should be involved in treating patients who have this problem.

The recovery of a broken jaw can take an extended period of time depending on, of course the degree of involvement of the teeth and the jawbones. Usual recovery can entail somewhere between two and four weeks.

Presenter: Dr. Perry Trester