Navigating Oral and Maxillofacial Fractures


Southern California Institute of Oral Pain and Sleep Apnea

Navigating Oral and Maxillofacial Fractures

Fractures in the oral and maxillofacial region can be complex and require specialized attention. For comprehensive understanding and expert care in this domain, we turn to Dr. Bruce Vafa DDS. MSc., a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Pain and Oral Diseases based in Los Angeles.

Oral and Maxillofacial Fractures: A Closer Look

Oral and maxillofacial fractures refer to breaks or cracks in the bones of the face or mouth, including the jawbones, cheekbones, nasal bones, and orbital bones. These fractures can occur due to various reasons, such as falls, sports injuries, vehicular accidents, or acts of violence.

The severity of these fractures can vary greatly, from minor cracks to complex, multiple fractures, which can significantly impact a person’s ability to eat, speak, breathe, and see, depending on the specific bones affected.

Recognizing Fractures

Symptoms of oral and maxillofacial fractures can include pain, swelling, bruising, changes in facial appearance, difficulty opening or closing the mouth, malocclusion (misalignment of teeth), and numbness. In severe cases, fractures can lead to difficulty breathing, blurred or double vision, and extensive bleeding.

Early diagnosis and treatment of these fractures are crucial to prevent potential complications and ensure optimal healing and restoration of function.

Meet Dr. Bruce Vafa


Dr. Bruce Vafa specializes in holistic care, offering lasting relief without medication or surgery. Experience personalized treatment for a pain-free life.

With his specialized training and vast experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Pain and Oral Diseases, Dr. Bruce Vafa offers expert care in managing oral and maxillofacial fractures. He adopts a holistic approach, focusing on comprehensive assessment, precise diagnosis, and personalized treatment plans designed to cater to the specific needs of the patient.

For residents of Los Angeles seeking care for oral and maxillofacial fractures, Dr. Vafa stands as a trusted choice, providing treatment that is not just clinically exceptional but also compassionate and patient-centered.

Experiencing an oral or maxillofacial fracture can be distressing, but with the right medical guidance, the journey to healing can be effectively navigated. With a specialist like Dr. Vafa on your side, you are assured of high-quality care and the best possible outcomes.

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Dr. Bruce Vafa has been a true lifesaver for me. Suffering from debilitating TMJ pain for years, I had tried countless treatments with little success until I found Dr. Vafa at the Southern California Institute of Oral Pain and Sleep Apnea. With his expertise and compassionate care, he crafted a personalized treatment plan that targeted the root cause of my TMJ pain. Under his guidance, I experienced remarkable progress, and now I live a pain-free life. Dr. Vafa is a remarkable TMJ specialist, and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking lasting relief.

Arman P.

Dr. Bruce Vafa is truly the best! I was suffering from sleep apnea, feeling exhausted and low on energy every day. Thanks to Dr. Vafa’s expertise and care at the Southern California Institute of Oral Pain and Sleep Apnea, my life has completely turned around. Now, I wake up refreshed, happier, and full of energy. Dr. Vafa is an exceptional sleep apnea specialist who has made a profound difference in my quality of life. I cannot thank him enough.

Mary F.

Dr. Bruce Vafa is a true miracle worker! I had been suffering from oral pain for a long time, and my previous dentist couldn’t provide answers. Thankfully, I found Dr. Vafa at the Southern California Institute of Oral Pain and Sleep Apnea. With his expertise, he accurately diagnosed and treated me, relieving my pain and restoring my smile. Dr. Vafa is simply amazing!

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