Facial injuries are quite common in automobile accidents, and we have talked about them previously on this site. But there is a type of facial injury we have not yet covered – injuries to the teeth. In this particular blog, we are going to focus on teeth and other dental injuries that a person can sustain in an auto accident.
Types of Teeth Injuries
There are numerous types of teeth injuries a person can sustain in the course of a car crash. Listed below are a few of the most common:
- Chipped Teeth. Your teeth are incredibly strong, but hitting them on your dash or steering wheel during a car crash can cause them to chip.
- Dislodged or Knocked out teeth. Collision injuries can also cause your teeth to move deeper into your gums or knock them completely out of your mouth.
- Root Fractures. Injuries that cause a fracture to the tooth root can put the tooth at risk. These injuries usually require root canals to treat.
These are just a few of the most common traumatic dental injuries that a person can sustain in an auto accident. As you can see, these injuries range from mild to severe. Treatment options are similarly various.
How to Treat Teeth Injuries
A dentist is usually the best option for treating severe dental injuries like chipped teeth. However, these types of teeth injuries almost always come accompanied with other car crash injuries like whiplash, concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. These ailments need to be treated by an injury physician. Our team offers a holistic approach to care that crosses multiple medical spectrums. If you injure your teeth in a car crash, we will do a full examination, and refer you to a top local dentist for treatment.