How Facial Injuries Occur
In a car accident, injuries to the face are common and can be caused by the steering wheel, dashboard, airbag, windshield, side window, car seats or shattered glass. These injuries range in severity from scrapes and bruises, to laceration and fractures, even serious disorders affecting the jaw and serious dental injuries. Since the face is in close proximity with the brain as well as the airways to the lungs, it is critical to seek a health care provider in order to see if there are any complications.
Effects of a Facial Injury
Facial injuries can vary in severity, from minor scrapes to lacerations and so forth. There are many injuries that can occur to the face such as:
- Puncture Wounds.
- Breaking of the Jaw or Facial bones.
- Dislocation of the Jaw.
- Eye Injuries.
- Missing Teeth.
- Spinal Injuries.
- Feeling very Drowsy.
- Stiff Neck.
- Difficulty Concentrating.
- Nerve Damage.
How to Treat a Facial Injury
The effects of facial injuries in automobile incidents are serious, and must be treated as soon as possible. This is important in order to prevent infections, maintain aesthetic and to prevent further damage. Some treatments include but are not limited to:
- Surgery - There are different surgeries pending on the severity and injury to the face.
- Antibiotics - To fight off infections.
- Medication (consult a doctor).
- Ice - To decrease swelling.
- Acupuncture - To decrease the pain.
- Physiotherapy - To return normal movement in the face.
- Chiropractic Care - To evaluate if there is any vertebra or spinal injuries accompanying the facial injury.
- Massage Therapy - To increase blood flow.
If you suffer from a facial injury due to an automobile incident and want a natural approach to health, we can help. Our Mississauga clinics have an approach to better health.