Symptoms of Fractured Facial Bones

 

big-smile-austin-oral-surgery-300x200Facial bone fractures are often a result of a serious accident that causes physical trauma to the face. Whether facial trauma is result of a car accident, sports injury, interpersonal violence, or work-related accident, a person should seek medical treatment if signs of facial fractures arise. At Austin Oral Surgery, our board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained professionals who provide emergency and long-term reconstructive care to repair fractures to the nose, cheek, or eye socket.

Symptoms of Nose Fractures

If you notice any of these symptoms following an accident, you may have a broken nose and need to seek medical care.

  • Pain, tenderness, and swelling
  • Nosebleed
  • Nose appears unsymmetrical or deformed
  • Clear nasal discharge (If you see this symptom, seek emergency care.)

Symptoms of Cheekbone Fractures

Cheekbone fractures often require reconstructive surgery. If you notice these symptoms, you may need maxillofacial surgery.

  • Pain, tenderness, and swelling
  • A flat appearance to the face
  • Vision problems
  • Blood in the side of the eye (on the affected side)
  • Jaw pain, specifically when jaw is moved
  • Numbness under the eye of the injured side

Symptoms of Eye Socket Fractures

Eye socket fractures usually occur when a blunt object collides with the eye socket at a fast speed. If you experience these symptoms, you may be a candidate for maxillofacial surgery.

  • Pain, tenderness, and swelling
  • Double vision (especially when looking upwards)
  • Flattened or sunken appearance to the eyes
  • Numbness under the affected eye

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

If you have any questions about facial trauma, do not hesitate to contact the Patient Service Team at Austin Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are extensively-trained in every aspect of facial trauma reconstruction and are dedicated to provide the highest quality of care to each and every patient. Contact us today by calling 512 402 6677!