The intraoral approach is the usual access for simple fractures of the body,
symphysis, and angular regions.
The approach can be extended posteriorly (dashed line) for better access to the
body, angle and ramus regions.
Restricted access and contamination
In complex fractures including comminuted, edentulous, and avulsive fractures
requiring the placement of load-bearing reconstruction plates, a transfacial
approach may provide better access.
Oral contamination is not a contraindication for an intraoral incision.