Facial Trauma

Facial trauma, also called┬ámaxillofacial trauma, can involve soft tissue injuries such as burns, lacerations and bruises, as well as fractures of the facial bones and dental trauma. Facial injuries have the potential to cause disfigurement and loss of function – for example, blindness or difficulty moving the jaw. It can also result in severe bleeding or airway interference. Injuries to the facial region, by their very nature, impart a high degree of psychological as well as physical trauma to patients.

Depending on the type of facial injury, treatment may include bandaging and suturing of open wounds, moving bones back into place and surgery. When fractures are suspected, x-ray is used for diagnosis.

What to expect:
Depending on the type of injury, you may receive treatment in the emergency room followed by visits to our office for further treatment.
If an x-ray reveals fractures, they may require surgery to repair. Each case is evaluated on an individual basis and treatment options vary. Dr. Hagan will discuss these with you when you visit his office.