Maxillofacial injuries, or facial trauma, are injuries to the face, jaw, and mouth, and often result from car accidents, sports, or acts of violence. Facial trauma can be painful, lead to further complications, and frequently causes additional emotional trauma. Facial trauma can occur to any portion of the face, mouth, or jaw, and is somewhat common for a variety of reasons. Some of the more common facial traumas include: Orthognathic surgery, or jaw surgery, may be necessary in some cases.[…] Read More
Month: November 2022
What Is Dry Socket?
Dry socket is a painful oral condition that can arise following a tooth extraction, such as wisdom tooth removal. The condition develops when the blood clot at the extraction site does not develop or is prematurely dissolves or dislodged before the socket is completely healed, exposing the socket to potential contamination. Blood clots provide a protective layer over the underlying nerve endings and bone and serve as a foundation for new bone and soft tissue growth. When blood clots are[…] Read More