Cheek Bone Fractures

Signs and symptoms:

Cheek bone fractures occur commonly in response to a blow or fall. The signs and symptoms are:

  • Flat or depressed look of the cheek bone
  • Swelling or bruise around the eyes
  • Difficulty opening mouth
  • Numbness of side of face, nose, and under the eye


  • Treatment requires correction of the displaced cheek bone (reduction) and stabilization
  • Correction may be done either through the mouth or a skin incision
  • Stabilization is done using micro plates