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Facial Fractures: Symptoms and Treatment

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Huronia Oral Surgery Group
Facial Fractures: Symptoms and TreatmentFacial fractures imply broken bones anywhere on the face, such as the cheekbones, nose, the area near the eyes, and the jaws. They are mostly caused by trauma to the face, such as motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, fights, or falls.

Different types of facial fracture include a broken nose, forehead fractures, broken cheekbone, orbital fracture, mid-face fracture, and mandible fracture.

Symptoms of Facial Fractures

The symptoms may vary, according to the area of the face that is affected. Pain, bruises and swelling are common signs of a broken bone.

Signs of Broken Nose

•  Swelling
•  Pain
•  Nosebleeds
•  Bruising
•  Breathing difficulties

Signs of Broken Cheekbone

•  Altered sensation under the eyes
•  Eyesight issues
•  Pain with jaw movement

Signs of Broken Jawbone

•  Pain
•  Swelling, bruising or tenderness along the jaw
•  Inability to bring teeth together
•  Loose or missing teeth
•  Numbness in the chin or lower lip

Treatment of Facial Fractures

Your healthcare provider may initially recommend painkilling drugs or oral steroids to reduce the swelling.The kind of treatment offered will depend upon the injury.
Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are well-trained in emergency care, treatment, reconstruction, and rehabilitation. A skilled oral surgeon is able to handle the physical as well as emotional aspects of facial fractures.
•  Soft Tissue Facial Injuries: These are cured by suturing or stitching to obtain the optimum cosmetic results.
•  Bone Surgeries: Oral surgeons usually use stabilization methods to treat bone surgeries, such as rigid fixation or jaw wiring.
•  Tooth Injuries: Fractures in the supporting bone require dental specialists to fix. Root canal or dental implants may be needed to rebuild and replace teeth.
•  Saving a Tooth: If a knocked out tooth is re-inserted into the socket by an oral surgeon within time, there are chances it would survive.

Facial trauma injuries need quick and effective care to allow quick recovery. At Huronia Oral Surgery Group, Dr. MacNicol, Dr. Jackson, Dr. Gater and Dr. Mokhtari and Dr. MacNicol, Dr. Jackson, Dr. Gater or Dr. Mokhtariare professionally trained oral surgeons with hands-on experience in oral surgery. To schedule an appointment, call us at 705-302-0357 today.


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