Dr Hyam is a recognised specialist in the management of facial trauma. He is the Director of The Canberra Hospital Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit.

Types of Facial Trauma

The most common facial fractures include:

  • Fractured Mandible – lower jaw
  • Fractured Maxilla – upper jaw
  • Fractured Nasal bones
  • Fractured Zygomas – cheek bones
  • Orbital Floor Injuries – eye socket fractures
  • Frontal Sinus fractures

What does the surgery involve?

The surgery involved depends on the site and severity of the fracture. The use of titanium mini-plates and screws which are placed from the inside of the mouth and hidden under the soft tissues often aids in a speedier recovery. This surgery is usually done under general anaesthetic.

What are the risks of surgery?

When you consult with Dr Hyam he will discuss the relative risks and benefits of any proposed procedures. Every procedure has risks and these risks are always balanced against your individual needs and treatment requirements.

What do I do now?

If you think you may have a facial fracture, you should contact the rooms immediately. Please let our staff know that you require an urgent appointment and they will ensure you receive timely and appropriate care.