Dr.Mukul Padhye is highly trained and skilled to evaluate and treat facial trauma. Naturally, injuries to the face bear a lot of physical and emotional trauma.
Here at Dr. Padhye’s Dental Surgery Centre, we have “hands-on” experience and understanding of how to provide treatment that will affect the patient’s appearance and long-term function
What are Types of Facial Trauma?
Dr. Padhye is fully trained to handle facial injuries, which include these conditions: Teeth that have been knocked out, Fractured Jaws (upper & lower), Fractured Facial Bones (eye socket, cheek & nose), and Facial and intra-oral lacerations.
What are the Causes of Facial Trauma?
There are several causes of facial trauma, such as sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, wounds, violence, interpersonal violence, accidental falls, and work-related injuries. The types of facial injuries range from moderate to severe.
Facial injuries are categorized as soft tissue injuries (skin and gums), bone injuries (fractures), or other regions (such as facial nerves, eyes, or the salivary glands).
Symptoms of facial trauma are:
- Changes in feeling over the face
- Deformed or uneven face or facial bones
- Difficulty breathing through the nose due to swelling and bleeding
- Double vision
- Missing teeth
- Swelling or bruising around the eyes that may cause vision problems
How are Facial Injuries Treated?
Soft Tissue Injuries:
Soft tissue injuries are repaired by suturing. We take special care to ensure the best cosmetic results and that your facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts are intact and functioning properly.
Fractures to the bones in your face are treated similarly to fractures in other parts of your body. The form of treatment is dependent upon the location of the fracture, how severe the fracture is, age, and general health.
A cast is often used when an arm or leg is fractured, but since a cast cannot be placed on your face, we have other methods to stabilize facial fractures. Sometimes jaws are wired together for fractures to the upper and/or lower jaw.
Other types of jaw fractures are treated by surgically placing small plates and screws at the injury site (see Figure 2). This technique is often favored because jaws do not need to be wired together and can still allow for necessary healing.
This type of procedure allows patients to return to normal function quickly (see Figure 3).
We ensure your appearance will be minimally affected by accessing facial bones using the fewest incisions necessary. All necessary incisions are small and placed so the resultant scar is hidden.
Dr. Padhye has utmost experience and skill in treating victims of either motor vehicle crashes, assaults, which include gunshot wounds, or slip and fall accidents. Dr.Padhye operates at around 15-20 hospitals in Mumbai, Thane, and nearby areas.
We strive to achieve pre-injury facial architecture with importance laid on function (occlusion) as well as aesthetics.