Maxillofacial Emergencies In Dental Practice
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Emergencies of the Oral and Maxillofacial region may be critical and life threatening due to complex anatomy and multiple vital structures comprising this region.2 Any intervention in maxillofacial area has potential for upper respiratory tract obstruction, severe haemorrhage from major blood vessels or neurological compromise. It has been postulated that the most commonly occurring Oral and Maxillofacial emergencies include: Hard and soft tissue trauma, infections, haemorrhage from the oral cavity and other facial structures and airway obstruction. Among all these, trauma has been cited as having the highest occurrence with infections and other emergencies following it. It has also been found that children are the most prone to odontogenic trauma and infection.