Most nasal fractures are caused by accidents that result in an injury to the nose. Some immediate symptoms will be bleeding from the nose, pain, and swelling in and around the nose. In the days following the accident, you may begin to experience breathing difficulties. At SFENTA, we have a team of ENT and surgical specialists who can correct both the physical and functional issues after a nasal fracture, allowing you to feel more confident and breathe easier.

Nasal Fracture Treatment

At SFENTA, our first step in treating a nasal fracture will be to evaluate the amount of damage to the nose. This includes determining if it’s a break or a fracture using an x-ray or CT imaging. Depending on the degree of the fracture, some may be treated with a cast if caught early enough.

Your provider will use a specialized cast to keep your nose in place and re-align it. Many patients require surgery to correct the bridge of the nose or the septum (the wall between the nostrils). During surgery, the nose will be straightened and re-positioned to ensure you can breathe properly. 

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The Impact of Nasal Fractures

When the nose is injured (including fractured or broken), it can result in cosmetic and functional changes. Not to mention it can be quite painful. These types of injuries cause the nose shape to change, which can change your overall facial appearance. Most often, the nose becomes crooked or is dramatically bent to one side. This will have an impact on your ability to breathe. 

A nasal fracture can also impact your septum. When the septum becomes crooked, it makes one nostril larger than the other, which can also affect your breathing.

Nasal Fracture Symptoms

The symptoms of an initial fracture include:

  • Pain around the nose or through the face
  • Bleeding from the nose
  • Swelling in or around the nose
  • Trouble breathing normally
  • Bruising around the eyes

Over time, other symptoms may include:

  • A change in nasal shape
  • Continued difficulty breathing 
  • Deviated (crooked) septum

About SFENTA

SFENTA has been providing ENT care for over 30 years. 

Our goal is to provide each patient with:

Patient-Centered Care

We offer one-on-one care with treatment plans tailored to precisely what you need, without any unnecessary treatments.

Continuity of Care

Our goal is to help you achieve lasting relief from the symptoms impacting your life.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

Our staff includes over 50 ENT providers and a team of allied professionals, providing you with the highest level of care.

The Security of a Community Staple

With over 30 locations across South Florida, we’re making comprehensive ENT more accessible than ever.

Nasal Fractures FAQs

Who do nasal fractures affect?

Because they are caused by accidents, nasal fractures can affect anyone. Some of the most common accidents that cause nasal fractures include car accidents, falls, or other incidents that cause a direct impact to the nose.

Can a nasal fracture cause a deviated septum?

Yes. Some patients are born with a deviated septum, but accidents and injuries can also cause them.

What do I do if I think I have a nasal fracture?

You should contact our offices right away if you think you have a nasal fracture. The earlier the fracture is examined, the more treatment options are available.

With 37 convenient locations across the South Florida area, we’re never far away.

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