Oro-facial traumatology comprises treatment of facial soft tissue injuries, of facial bone, mouth and teeth injuries.
Fractures of facial bones, including lower jaw and midface (upper jaw, nose, cheekbones) are often stabilised using small metal plates after repositioning.
In case of lower jaw fractures, a splinting of the lower jaw to the healthy upper jaw is often necessary, so that both jaws are fixed together.
There is also a range of splinting procedures in cases of loosened or fractured teeth as well. These splints have to remain in place for generally for 6 to 8 weeks.