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Childhood Facial Trauma

The scanning facilities at our clinic can save travel. More importantly, they help to provide prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Children have anatomical and physiological differences from adults, which vary again during different phases of growth. Emotional, or behavioural patterns depend on age and the personality of each child.

Treating childhood facial trauma succeeds when psychological and physical developmental is at the heart of decisions. This applies for complex trauma and common issues.

Nose fractures are a prevalent childhood injury. As with other paediatric fractures, elasticity of the bone and quick healing can make them seem minor, they may be but not always.

Asymmetry in looks, or ideal breathing might not come from natural healing. Airway obstruction is a key concern in childhood trauma, apart from an active life, this can impinge on cognitive development.

Jaw injuries are the next most common problem, especially in older children. The pattern of injuries tends to differ from adults and can brings implications for dental development.

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Diagnosis / Assessment

Multi Functional Assessment

Oral & maxillofacial surgeons need to understand the impact of trauma on developing bone structure and dentition. They naturally treat the injury, whilst thinking a few years ahead, or decades ahead.

Comprehensive diagnosis relies on skill and technology, from imaging to medical modelling. A maxillofacial consultant is qualified in medicine and dentistry, so considers both, other leading specialists can assist at times.

Our faces are our gateway to the world and a path for everything the body needs. Understanding the multi faceted impact an injury can have is the key to good treatment.


Care At Our Clinic

Childhood trauma patients are seen by a leading maxillofacial consultant. They are there to provide solutions and understand the level of concern facial injury can bring, for children, or their families.

All the time you need to understand and discuss conditions, or treatment will be available. In depth diagnosis leads to the creation of a detailed treatment plan, which all are involved in.

Every specialist skill required will be part of the plan, normally in house at our London clinic. There are no age barriers to paediatric maxillofacial treatment, infants, children, or adolescents are made welcome.

However complex, or straightforward injuries are, one ethos is always in place. Children are not just small adults, they need unique care.

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Any questions? Please get in touch on 020 7935 8627 or make an appointment. We’re here to help.

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Excellent consultation with Mr Shakib. Professional, thorough and compassionate throughout. Follow up dialogue and recommendations were five star. He had my best interests at heart throughout, and I have no hesitation recommending to anyone.

Rob McKay
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