Why Do So Many People Face Oral Trauma During the Spring or Fall?
Posted on 9/7/2020 by Office
When the seasons change, it can also change the way some people behave. Statistics show that people experience more oral trauma during the spring and fall. Learn more about the reason for this phenomenon.
Why Spring and Autumn Activities Give Rise to More Accidents
Most oral maxillofacial surgeons see more patients about traumas to the face and jaw during the spring and fall. This is because the temperatures are pleasant, which invites more participation in outdoor activities. After all, who doesn't want to get outside after being cooped up inside all winter? Likewise, the chance for accidents is greater in the fall because of the cooler temperatures. Therefore, the number of facial or oral traumas can jump during these more temperate seasons.
Facial Traumas and Fractures
Facial or oral traumas may include fractures to the face and mouth, including broken cheekbones, and injuries to the nose, eyes, and lower and upper jaws. Most oral traumas happen suddenly, and often occur during sports play. People who like soccer, football, or riding horseback, often sees an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to repair an injury.
Other patients who experience facial or oral traumas may be the victims of falls or road accidents. When we examine these injuries, we will check for any changes in mobility as well as for pain or swelling. X-rays will also be taken to see the scope and extent of the damage. On x-rays, fractures appear as dark lines. Therefore, some of the hairline fractures require further x-rays and examination.
While facial and oral traumas can happen anytime throughout the year, their numbers soar when the temperatures are cooler and more comfortable. Should you experience a facial or oral trauma, give us a call immediately. Also, take precautions and wear a mouth guard. Call us today if you need this type of appliance.
ORAL SURGERY SPECIALISTS OF AUSTIN
Derrick Flint, MD, DDS | Matthew Largent, MD, DDS