Facial Trauma, also known as maxillofacial trauma, is any physical trauma caused to the face. Facial trauma may be caused by injuries to the soft tissue by burns, lacerations or bruises or fractures, eye injuries or nasal fractures. Symptoms depend on the type of injury.
• Pain, bruising or swelling in case of fractures of facial bones
• Profuse nosebleeds in case of nose fractures or fracture at base of skull
• Deformity of facial structures
• Loss of teeth due
• Black eye in case of eye injury
HOW IS FACIAL TRAUMA DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner will perform a physical exam and ask for details of medical history to diagnose the situation. The doctor may recommend tests which include:
• CT scan
HOW IS FACIAL TRAUMA TREATED?
Facial trauma treatment involves administering pain medications to reduce the swelling and pain. Treatment will depend upon the extent of damage and the location of the injury. Age, health conditions and other lifestyle aspects will be taken into consideration to suggest a treatment which may involve a cosmetic surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is a possibility of the face being left with permanent scars and other facial distortion even after being treated.