Jefferson University Hospitals

Facial Fractures

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 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.