Facial trauma is often the result of an accident, either in the home, workplace, or a motor vehicle collision, but can also be caused by a sports mishap or an act of violence. The severity of the injuries varies greatly. and may include :
- Facial lacerations
- Fractured facial bones (cheek, nose, or eye socket)
- Fractured jaws (upper or lower jaw)
- Intraoral lacerations
- Knocked-out teeth
Restoration of their physical appearance is also a primary concern for patients who suffer facial injuries.
Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are trained, skilled, and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. Dr Mehanna and Dr Bobby Yang hold both Medical and Dental degrees, advanced surgical training and are well versed in emergency care, acute treatment, and long-term reconstruction.
As well as extensive local and international experience including time in England, Wales, Scotland as well as New Zealand., Dr Mehanna is currently employed as a Staff Specialist at John Hunter Hospital where he routinely manages complex facial trauma both involving the facial bones and also soft tissue.
A state of the art 3D Cone Beam CT Scanner in the Surgery ensures precise assessment and management of all facial injuries.