Facial Fracture Treatment

Call 911 if:

  • The person has difficulty breathing.
  • The upper and lower jaws don’t meet properly.
  • There is an open wound with exposed bone.
  • The person has blurred or double vision or trouble moving their eyeballs.
  1. Get Medical Help Immediately

You need to see a health care provider for a facial fracture, including broken nose, jaw, cheekbone, or eye socket.

  1. Control Pain and Swelling

  • Keep the person’s face elevated to allow blood to drain.
  • Apply ice for swelling.
  1. Follow Up

  • The health care provider will examine the person’s face and may order X-rays or other imaging tests, including a CT scan.
  • The health care provider may immobilize broken bones to help them heal.
  • Medications may be prescribed to relieve pain and inflammation and prevent infection.
  • Surgery may be needed.

Sources

Referenced on 23/05/2021

  1. https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/facial-fracture-treatment
  2. Mount Nittany Medical Center: “Facial Fractures."
  3. New York-Presbyterian Hospital: “Facial Fractures."
  4. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary: “Facial Sports Injuries."
  5. Children’s Hospital of Boston: “Facial Fractures."
  6. Allina Hospitals & Clinics: “Facial Fracture."
  7. Facial Fracture Information from eMedicineHealth.

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