Fractures in the facial area are common. But just because they’re common doesn’t keep them from being scary and painful. When you have a facial fracture, it’s important to find the best oral and maxillofacial surgeons possible. The team at Estudillo Oral Surgery located in San Leandro, California, treats facial fractures with the utmost care leveraging the latest surgical techniques if necessary. Call the team to make an appointment or book using the easy-to-use online tool.
What are common causes of facial fractures?
Facial fractures can occur due to any impact to the face, neck, or head. High impact sports like football, boxing, baseball, or basketball are often a cause for fractures, but there are a number of other reasons too, including:
- Car accidents
- Face first falls or falls that involve your head
- Workplace injuries
- Physical battery
If you’ve received an impact to your head keep an eye out for certain signs that you might have sustained a fracture. Some of the symptoms might include:
- Discoloration around the eyes or difficulty moving your eyes
- Blockage in the nostrils
- Trouble chewing or speaking
- Broken or missing teeth
If you think you may have a fracture call Estudillo Oral Surgery immediately.
Will I need surgery for my facial fracture?
It depends on the severity of your fracture and your location. Some jaw fractures need to be wired shut for immobilization, while other times surgical plates and screws might be necessary. The team at Estudillo Oral Surgery are experts in the surgical treatment of fractures in the jaw, cheeks, and the bones surrounding the eyes.
What is the recovery period like for facial fractures?
Recovery depends on the location and severity of the fracture. It also depends on when treatment begins. If treatment starts soon after the injury, it can significantly reduce your recovery time. Sometimes surgery for facial fractures is an outpatient procedure, while other times you might have to stay in the hospital overnight. Your surgeon will explain what your recovery will be like before your procedure begins.
After your surgery, you’ll have routine appointments with the Estudillo Oral Surgery team to make sure your recovery is progressing as it should.
Facial fractures are a serious medical issue. If you suspect a fracture call the office immediately or book an appointment online.