These are injuries sustained in the region of the mouth, lips and facial areas including the jawbones (maxilla and mandible).

Such injuries are common in high-velocity impact due to road traffic accidents or sporting accidents, though even a simple fall may be traumatic enough to cause serious injuries to your lips, teeth and jaw bones.

Treatment usually involves surgical repair of the damaged areas like repositioning and closing up of lacerations with stitches, fixation of fractured jawbones, repositioning and fixation of damaged teeth, and sometimes replacement of lost teeth.

It is important to have traumatic injuries to the facial and oral regions tended to urgently because if left untreated, such injuries may result in irreparable damage or involve more extensive procedures to correct them in future.