_FACIAL TRAUMA WITH MANDIBULAR_
CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND MANAGEMENT
Facial trauma is any physical trauma to the face. Facial trauma can involve soft tissue injuries such as burns, laceration and fractures of jaw, as well as trauma such as eye injuries. A facial fracture is also a broken bone in the face.
WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF FACIAL TRAUMA WITH MANDIBULAR FRACTURE?
If you experience pain in your face along with swelling and Bruising, you may have a fracture. If you have had trauma of such, Visit our medical professional at Adebayo living tower hospital.
The specific symptoms of facial trauma with mandibular fracture include:
• Pain, swelling, redness,and increased heat in the jaw or ear area.
• Difficult speaking, chewing, and breathing
• Bleeding from mouth
• Loss of function
• Loose teeth or Change in teeth alignment
• Change in the shape of facial structure
Facial injuries have the potential to cause disfigurement and loss of function.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF TRAUMA WITH MANDIBULAR?
The following are the main causes of facial trauma;
• Sport injuries
• Vehicle crashes
• Blunt assault
• Blow from fist or object.
Facial trauma can also results from wartime Injuries such as gunshots and blast. Animal attacks and work related injuries such as industrial accidents. Trauma commonly occurs when the face strikes a part of the vehicle interior such as steering wheel.
IS A FACIAL FRACTURE A SERIOUS PROBLEM?
If you suffer from a facial Injury, you should seek immediate medical attention at Adebayo living tower hospital. Some fractures are minor. However complex fracture may cause irreversible damage and can even be life-threatening.
WHICH BONE OF THE FACE IS MOST COMMONLY FRACTURE?
NASAL: The nose is the most prominent feature of the facial structure and is the most commonly fracture of all facial bone. The upper third of the nose is supported by the paired nasal bones and the frontal process of the maxilla, whereas the lower two thirds of the nose are maintained by cartilaginous structure.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF NASAL FRACTURE?
√ Cheeks pain when opening your mouth
√ Trouble when chewing, speaking or eating
√ Teeth not fitting together as they should.
HOW DO YOU TREAT FACIAL FRACTURE?
The type of treatment of facial fracture depends on the location and type of Injury. Our medical professional at Adebayo living tower hospital may have to perform a close reduction- resetting the bones without surgery.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A FACIAL FRACTURE TO HEAL?
It depends on the type of fracture you have as well as the treatment you were given. Two to three weeks is the typical time it takes for facial bruising and swelling to go down. However our medical professional surgeon at Adebayo living tower hospital often instruct patient to wait 6-8weeks before engaging in physical activities. The body is becoming to heal, and it is a gradual process.
HOW CAN FACIAL FRACTURE CAN BE PREVENTED?
There’s no way to completely prevent facial fractures. However, you can take some steps to reduce the extent of injuries.
√ Wear a seat belt when driving a Motor vehicle or riding in one.
√ Wear the correct protective equipment, such as helmet and/ or face mask, when playing sports.
√ Follow safety guidelines at work and wear protective head gear if your job requires.
OUR DIAGNOSIS ON FACIAL TRAUMA WITH MANDIBULAR FRACTURE
First of all our medical professional at Adebayo living tower hospital will determine whether there are any life-threatening injuries. These conditions have to be addressed immediately before a more thorough examination of the face is perform. Visit our medical professional at Adebayo living tower hospital for proper diagnosis.
*A NOTE FROM ADEBAYO LIVING TOWER HOSPITAL*
If you think you have broken any bone in your face, it’s important to contact us or visit our medical professional at Adebayo living tower hospital. You might only need to rest and careful about what you eat, but if the breaks are serious, they can cause problem over the long term. Luckily, fracture can be treated at Adebayo living tower hospital.
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