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Can a Broken Face Be Fixed?

The face has various bones, and a broken one refers to the presence of injuries in the form of fractures. Fractures are breaks in your bones. They include hairline cracks and fractures that divide the bone into two. 

How Long Does Facial Trauma Take to Heal?

The period that facial trauma takes to heal is different for each person, plus it depends on several factors. The depth and size of the wound can mean complete healing may occur in weeks or years. Most surgeons recommend six to eight weeks of downtime after surgery on facial trauma. Bruising or swellings can clear in about two to three weeks. Lack of physical sensation resulting from nerve damage may take much longer to heal.

How Do You Treat Soft Tissue Damage in the Face?

​​​​​​​In today’s mechanized world, soft tissue injuries to the face are becoming quite frequent. Doctors often deal with the task of restructuring damaged faces almost daily. Damage to the face could be avulsions from steel, lacerations from glass, or dirt-filled abrasions from the roadbed. These injuries demand careful care and attention. If the doctors do not treat them promptly, it could mean deformity of the face. This can leave the patient with physiological and psychological issues. 

What Does Orthognathic Surgery Fix?

Orthognathic surgery is also known as jaw surgery, performed to correct irregularities in the jawbone. It realigns the teeth and jaws, enhancing how they work. These corrections on your jaw can also positively impact your facial appearance. 

What Conditions Do Oral Pathologists Diagnose and Treat?

Most people understand what oral health means but not oral pathology. Put simply, any disease that causes injury or abnormality to your oral cavity is an oral pathology. 

Do’s and Don’ts After Tooth Extraction

So, you’ve been told that you need to have a tooth removed. The procedure, known as extraction, is not uncommon. In fact, more than 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. There can be several reasons why someone needs a tooth extraction.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Warning Signs and What to Do

When wisdom teeth are in impaction, they cause many dental problems. They damage other teeth and cause a lot of pain. Due to their location in your mouth, they are difficult to reach when brushing. For this reason, they are more vulnerable to teeth ailments in comparison to other teeth. 

Orthognathic Surgery Before and After: What to Expect

Orthognathic or jaw surgery is a procedure that helps correct jawbone irregularities. The surgery works to realign the teeth and jaws to improve their function. The changes also help improve facial appearance. 

National TMJ Awareness Month: Symptoms of TMJ

TMJ or the Temporomandibular Joint is the hinge-like feature that connects the jawbone to the skull. Appearing on each side of the head, the joint helps with different functions such as chewing, swallowing, and speaking. The joint works with the supporting muscles and ligaments in the jaw. 

The Do’s and Don’ts After Having Wisdom Teeth Removed

Usually, wisdom teeth appear in the late teens or early twenties. Properly aligned and strong wisdom teeth are an asset to your mouth. But if you have severely misaligned wisdom teeth, you might need to have them removed.

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