A broken nose isn’t the end of the world, but it is cause for a visit to the doctor. Even bumped or bruised noses can merit an appointment, depending on how they affect your health.
Not sure whether or not to see an ear, nose, and throat doctor? Give us a call if you have:
- Difficulty breathing
- Broken skin on the surface of the nose
- A nosebleed that lasts more than 20 minutes
- A collapsed bridge
- Swelling around eyes
Will I Need Surgery?
Most broken noses can be fixed via closed reduction, a nonsurgical procedure done in the ambulatory surgery center. During a closed reduction, your physician will administer a local anesthetic, then manually realign the bones in your nose.
In some cases (or if you wait more than 14 days to see a doctor), a more extensive nasal surgery may be necessary to correct a break.
Call Central Plains ENT & Audiology at (402) 502-6970 for more information or to schedule an appointment.