Facial Bone Fracture in Long Island, NY
A facial bone fracture is a break in any of the bones in the face. For residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York, Eunice E. Park, MD, who is dual board-certified in facial plastic surgery and ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology), offers treatment for facial bone fractures to help the bones heal properly.
What is a Facial Bone Fracture?
Facial bone fractures include breaks in the cheekbones, nose, bones around the eyes, chin, and jawline. Most facial fractures happen due to automobile accidents and contact sports, such as mixed martial arts. The bones of the face may break because a medical condition or dental procedure has weakened the facial bones.
Benefits of Treatment for Facial Bone Fracture
Treatment for a facial fracture by Dr. Park improves the chances of having the bones heal properly. Facial fractures that heal without medical intervention can cause complications, such as problems breathing and seeing properly.
Am I a Candidate for Facial Bone Fracture Treatment?
If you have experienced trauma to your face, we recommend that you be evaluated by Dr. Park or another medical professional as soon as possible. Not all facial fractures cause symptoms immediately. Some signs to watch for are:
- Changes in appearance, such as a nose that is slightly off center after an injury
- Problems breathing
- Flat appearance to the cheek
- Discomfort when you move your jaw
- Problems seeing, such as blurriness
- Red eyes or bleeding in the eye
- Problems closing the teeth
- Loose or missing teeth
Facial fractures range in severity, and some can be life-threatening.
What to Expect from Facial Bone Fracture Treatment
Treatment for a facial bone fracture will improve the chances of the bones healing properly. Whenever possible, Dr. Park will take measures to preserve the appearance of the feature that suffered a fracture.
How Much Does Treatment for a Facial Bone Fracture Cost in Long Island, NY?
Treatment for a facial bone fracture may be covered by your medical insurance. After you meet with Dr. Park for an evaluation, we provide an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs. You may incur additional charges during the treatment and follow-up based on the determination by your insurance carrier. Trauma is unexpected, so we understand that cost may be a barrier. You can apply before you appointment so that you have a budget in mind when you meet with Dr. Park.
A facial bone fracture may be mild or life-threatening. For residents in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York, Dr. Eunice E. Park is a dual board-certified plastic surgeon and ENT specialist who offers treatment for facial bone fractures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Park.