facial fracture

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A facial fracture is a fracture or breakage of a bone of the face. It usually occurs due to trauma, such as being punched, or striking the steering wheel in a car accident.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

After a car crash with multiple facial fractures the right side of my face is numb I can still feel hot/cold/pain will the feeling come back ?

It is possible

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all depends on the severity of nerves injury in the face, some those injuries are reversible and are not.
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How to know if you have a facial fracture?

It depends

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CT scan is usually best. However, Panorex can look at certain areas of mandible with high sensitivity.
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Dr. Todd Sisto answered:

What sort of disorder is a facial fracture?

It's a broken bone

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ofbone of the face
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How can you know if you have a facial fracture?

Via med eval.

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Self- diagnosis is not a good approach. Medical history, X-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture & provide an accurate diagnosis.
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How long does it take for facial fractures to heal?

Long Time

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Bone healing happens very slowly. At around 6 weeks, fractures have enough strength to tolerate some load and enough mineralization to show up on an X-ray. However, the remodeling process takes up to 18 months and the bone is slowly getting stronger the entire time.
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What choices do I have for treating facial fracture?

Depends on severity

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Some facial fractures do not require any surgical treatment and will heal on their own. More severe fractures that have multiple and displaced fractures will usually need surgical repair. A facial bone C/T scan is essential to make these decisions
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What type of doctor should I see for facial fractures?

Oral surgeon

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Dr. Tanveer Janjua answered:

Can a facial fracture on the cheek cause permanent damage?

Cheek fracture

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Fracture of facial bones can cause permanent deformity with depressions in the area or asymmetry between two sides of the face. It might not be apparent early on but with time becomes more obvious. However, not all cheek fractures need to be fixed. You need to discuss with the surgeon to find out if you need surgery. Also facial fractures can cause permanent numbness at times.
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What are the symptoms that are associated with facial fracture?

Pain after injury

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The vast majority of facial fractures happen after a trauma- car wreck, assault, fall. You should have sought emergency care; thry should have examined with hands and maybe CT scan to look for these. If it's far after the event, you may notice that the teeth don't fit together normally, there are changes in the coutours/rough edges when touching the face, there's pain or the eye(s) may sink in.
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