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Cut or Puncture Over a Possible Facial Fracture

Cut or Puncture Over a Possible Facial Fracture

A cut or puncture to your face or inside your mouth may occur when a jaw or facial bone is broken. The bone may come through the skin or poke into the mouth.

Injury from a foreign object can also cause a cut or puncture wound to your face or inside your mouth. A foreign object may remain embedded in your face and cause problems.

Bacteria from the skin or mouth can enter a wound and cause a serious infection.

Prompt treatment of an infection can prevent complications.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David Messenger, MD
Last Revised April 15, 2011

Last Revised: April 15, 2011

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