PDF: A Simple Procedure for Oral Rehabilitation in a Complex Accident Injury: A Case Report

People with facial deformities are often regarded as oral invalids by society. Defects of the oral and maxillofacial region often result from traumatic injuries, surgical tumor resection, and congenital deformities.

Gunshot injuries and motorcycle accidents are the most common causes of facial fractures. Lacerations followed by neurologic and orthopedic injuries often occur concomitantly with facial fractures2. 

Facial trauma may result in injuries ranging from mild bruising to severe fractures, leading to irreversible sequelae and sometimes life-threatening complications.

Treatment of trauma patients should start immediately after the accident. Maintenance of upper airway patency, control of bleeding and immobilization are the primary goals, followed by stabilization of vital signs and a neurological examination.

A Case Report

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