Maxillofacial trauma includes injuries to any of the bony or fleshy maxifillicalstructures of the face. Injuries to the face and jaw area require special attention because they involve the senses of sight, hearing, taste, and smell as well as such vital functions as breathing. From a psychological perspective, maxillofacial trauma can be additionally upsetting if the patient’s appearance is permanently affected. When appropriate treatment is obtained quickly after a facial injury, the prognosis can be excellent.