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Common Causes of Facial Trauma and Dental Damage
Posted on 9/5/2022 by Dr. Michael Allard
Facial injuries are described as injuries that cause damage to the face and mouth, primarily injuries occurring within the bone and jaw tissues. However, oral and maxillofacial surgeons may find extreme facial trauma within the mandible fractures, maxillary bone, or cheekbones.
Dental damage consists of teeth fractures or maxillofacial trauma. Many causes contribute to facial trauma and dental damage.
Traffic and Sports Accidents
Most athletic individuals are most susceptible to experiencing facial trauma or dental damage. Regular falling down and hitting solid hard surfaces on their faces significantly contribute to facial injuries.
In other cases, their teeth may be knocked off and damaged and break or cause abrasions of the enamel that eventually lead to dental damage. Also, serious traffic accidents have disfigured an individual's facial bone structure while leaving them toothless on many occasions.
Individuals with unidentified wounds like untreated blisters and the formation of tartar within their oral and maxillary structure are more likely to suffer facial traumas and dental damage. Some of these blisters release substances that can eat up the gums and bones of the teeth, which later causes damage to the teeth.
In addition, facial wounds within the teeth and mouth area are likely to penetrate through the soft tissue layer of the teeth gums and surrounding skin, thus causing injuries and damage to the face and dental structure.
Gums diseases and maxillofacial conditions are common causes of these traumas and damages. The eating up of the gums causes the frontal part of the mouth to be destructured, resulting in a different lousy shape. Also, gum diseases are known to destroy surrounding teeth leading to rotting cases, and in extreme cases, cancerous conditions may develop.
Individuals must take care while participating in sporty events to prevent accidents. Moreover, individuals can prevent dental damage through proper dental hygiene and care.