Jefferson University Hospitals

Facial Trauma

Any injury to the mouth, face or jaw is a facial trauma, also called maxillofacial trauma. These types of injuries result in burns, bruises and/or fractures due to falls, violence, sports injuries, industrial accidents or automobile accidents. If you're experiencing severe pain, difficulty breathing or loss of function, always seek emergency medical assistance immediately.

Jefferson's Department of Emergency Medicine can provide immediate diagnosis and treatment. In addition, Jefferson's Center City Emergency Department is an officially designated Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center.

Our multidisciplinary team of otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat physicians) and oral and maxillofacial surgeons will evaluate your condition and may order a CT scan of the head. Depending on the type of your facial injury, surgery may need to be performed.