Facial Injuries

Facial Injuries

What are Facial Injuries?


Facial injuries can involve the hard and soft tissues of the jaws, cheek bone, orbit (eye socket), nose or forehead. They most commonly occur as a result of falls, assaults, work and sporting injuries and road accidents. It is common for patients to initially seek out emergency treatment at hospitals.



Facial Trauma

Facial trauma can range in severity from mild to severe. In the case of displaced fractures of the facial bone it can result in deformity and malocclusion leading to difficulty biting. Appropriate and prompt diagnosis and management is important to achieve the best outcome.

The doctor will explain the timing of any surgery that is needed depending on the injury. When needed, we work in close conjunction with other specialists to coordinate care. The goal of treatment is always to restore the patient as close as possible to their pre-injury state and allow them to get back to daily life.


Conditions we treat at WA Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

We provide comprehensive diagnosis and management of oral and jaw conditions, all over Perth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth, by the surgical placement of artificial tooth roots. Read more.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as third molars, are often the last teeth to emerge through the gums. Read more.

Tooth Extraction

There are various times in life when people need to have a tooth removed either by a dentist or oral surgeon. Read more.

Dento-Alveolar Surgery

This surgery involves the alveolus – the section of the jaws which contains or has contained teeth. Read more.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is used to align the jaws, and is used for management of a number of conditions. Read more.

TADs & Bone Plates

These are mini plates and/or screws that are placed in the mouth in strategic locations to facilitate orthodontic tooth movement. Read more.

Oral Pathology

Abnormalities of the jaws, face and neck which are some of the body’s most complex anatomical region. Read more.

Facial Injuries

Facial injuries can involve the hard and soft tissues of the jaws, eyes sockets, nose or forehead. Read more.