The incidence of facial fractures is also on the increase with increase in the number of vehicular accidents.

The most common bones to be fractured in the face are the nasal bones, the cheekbones and the lower jaw.

Facial fractures Risks

If not treated properly and at the right time, they produce permanent deformities and disabilities like altered vision, cosmetic deformities, difficulty in breathing, difficulty in chewing, etc.

X-rays and CT scan with 3D reconstructions are needed to assess the fracture. The fractures are reduced, brought in alignment and are usually fixed with metal plates and screws. These plates need not be removed unless, the patient wants them to be removed or they are causing problems.