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When should you call 911 if someone breaks a bone in their face?

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  • Call 911 if: The person has trouble 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.

From: Facial Fracture Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mount Nittany Medical Center: "Facial Fractures."

New York-Presbyterian Hospital: "Facial Fractures."

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary: "Facial Sports Injuries."

Children's Hospital of Boston: "Facial Fractures."

Allina Hospitals & Clinics: "Facial Fracture."

Facial Fracture Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Mount Nittany Medical Center: "Facial Fractures."

New York-Presbyterian Hospital: "Facial Fractures."

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary: "Facial Sports Injuries."

Children's Hospital of Boston: "Facial Fractures."

Allina Hospitals & Clinics: "Facial Fracture."

Facial Fracture Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

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