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    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.

    • 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.
    • Apply ice for swelling.

    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.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on January 23, 2016

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