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What type of doctor should I see for facial fractures?

What type of doctor should I see for facial fractures?

One with experience: This is a great question. There are several different types of surgeons that deal with facial fractures. Plastic Surgeon, ENT surgeons, and Oral surgeons are all trained to treat facial fractures. BUT....not every plastic, ENT, or Oral surgeon does on a regular basis. As a plastic surgeon I fix all types of facial fractures, but the guy across the street only does tummy tucks (witch hazel) and breast surg. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What type of facial fractures can alter your appearance and displace your teeth?

What type of facial fractures can alter your appearance and displace your teeth?

Any type: How badly a facial fracture effects your appearance after healing will depend on how severe the fracture was. Obviously fractures of the upper or lower jaw can displace teeth and/or cause tooth loss, again depending on severity. A sports mouth guard should be worn for all contact sports to help avoid these types of injuries. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of facial fractures can alter your appearance and move your teeth?

Please suggest what type of facial fractures can alter your appearance and move your teeth?

Displacement: Any fracture that involves actual shifting of the involved bone could affect appearance. If the area of the fracture involves bone that directly supports teeth and the teeth go with the bone, there will obviously be movement of the teeth and changes to the bite. Other bones that don't directly support teeth such as the zygomatic arch in your cheek can have a big impact on appearance also. ...Read more

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How long does it take for facial fractures to heal?

Long Time: 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. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Usually: With significant facial fractures to the mid face area, there is usually some trauma to the infraorbital nerve which gives feeling to the mid face/cheek area. The combination of the trauma and subsequent surgery can "put this nerve to sleep". It can last for weeks to months. In rare cases, the nerve may have been completely divided, in which case the numbness may be more permanent. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

What kind of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

Maxillofacial: The most thoroughly trained doctors for this would be plastic surgeons who have completed a Craniofacial Surgery fellowship or Oral Surgeons who go on to Maxillofacial surgery fellowships. Otolaryngologists may also have special training in this area. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of a doctor treats fractures of the cheek bones?

What kind of a doctor treats fractures of the cheek bones?

Several types!: Three specialities predominantly treat these fractures. Plastic surgeons, ent, and oral surgery. It varies with the community and hospital and the interest of the physician. The most experienced physicians are usually associated with a level i or ii trauma center which sees a high volume of facial fractures. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

What type of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

Zygoma: Cheek bone fracture tx depends on the extent of the fracture. If minor & with no dislocation, painkillers & soft diet is recommended. If displaced fracture, a surgeon does the wiring of the bone, which can be an ENT surgeon, a plastic surgeon or general surgeon. ...Read more

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I think i broke/fractured my hand, what kind of doc should I see?

You need to see an -: Orthopedist to have it treated. The pcp or an er doc can also help with the diagnosis. ...Read more