A motor vehicle accident, a slip or fall or a sustained injury while playing a sport can all result in a facial fracture. If after such an event you are experiencing an altered sensation on the face, an inability to bring your teeth together, blurry vision, open wounds with visible bone, a nosebleed, a hearing problem or pain from moving your jaw, the experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons and facial pain specialist at Jefferson Health can check for any significant injury to your face.
An X-ray or CT scan may be ordered to check for a facial fracture. Treatment options include home care, medication or surgical repair.
As always, call 911 in the event of a severe trauma to the face.