What is Facial Fracture?
A facial fracture refers to any broken bones in the face or mouth. Fractures are caused by blunt, sharp, sudden trauma. Because the bones of the face are delicate, they’re easily disfigured. Unfortunately, they’re also an open target in sports, car accidents, and assault, so facial fractures are common. Our facial fracture experts can treat facial fractures of the lower or upper jaw, palate, cheekbones, and eye sockets.
What Are Symptoms of a Facial Fracture?
Facial surgery experts examine function and form to determine a fracture. How well you breathe, see, talk, and eat after trauma will customize your type and course of treatment. You may notice the following symptoms:
- Immobility of facial features
- Distortion, such as abnormal alignment causing flat or droopy facial features
- Dislocation, such as free-floating bones