Facial Fracture (cont.)
When to Seek Medical Care
A doctor should check all people with facial trauma and any significant facial injury.
The affected individual can either see a doctor or go to the emergency department.
In the event of serious trauma, 911 should be called.
If a person experiences the following symptoms, seek medical attention.
- Clear nasal discharge
- Loss of consciousness
- Any visual disturbance such as double or blurry vision
- Any hearing problem
- Inability to bring teeth together
- Pain with jaw movement
- Altered sensation on the face
- Face uneven (asymmetrical)
- Open wounds with visible bone
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