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Background: Facial trauma is considered one of the most devastating events in a patient’s life as it usually results in physiognomic deformities and possible emotional consequences. The present study was conducted to assess the impact of oral and maxillofacial trauma and surgical treatment on the quality of life of patients with maxillofacial trauma.
Materials & Methods: 130 patients with facial trauma were subjected to OHIP-14 questionnaire (Oral Health Impact Profile–short form) was applied to participants in order to evaluate their quality of life. The OHIP-14 was applied three times during the 90-day follow-up: immediately after diagnosis of the trauma (T1) and 30 days after the day of surgery or indication for conservative treatment (T2). The possible response to each question was ‘never’, ‘rarely’, ‘sometimes’, ‘repeatedly’, or ‘always’; these were scored as 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4,
Results: Out of 130 patients, males were 70 and females were 60. Common type of fracture was mandibular in 50, zygomatic in 30, Le-fort I in 16, nasal in 14 and multiple facial bone in 20 cases. A significant difference was found immediately after trauma and 30 days after trauma. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: There was improvement in quality of life after management of facial trauma.