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 his or her 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.
2. Control Pain and Swelling
- Keep the person's face elevated to allow blood to drain.
3. Follow Up
- The health care provider will examine the person's face and may order X-rays or other tests.
- The health care provider may immobilize broken bones to help them heal.
- Medications may be prescribed to relieve pain and inflammation and prevent infection.