Facial fractures are broken bones anywhere on the face. This includes the nose, cheekbones, the area around the eyes, and the upper and lower jaw.
Most of the time, they’re due to some kind of trauma to the face, like motor vehicle crashes, sporting injuries, falls, or fights. Sometimes, they happen because the bones in the face are weakened by a dental procedure or condition.
Symptoms of Facial Fractures
It depends on which bones in the face are broken. Some things, like pain, swelling, and bruising, are symptoms of any broken bone.