Car crashes may lead to traumatic dental injuries

On Behalf of | Sep 30, 2021 | Car accidents |

Many injuries can occur during a car wreck. While people might think about things like head injuries and broken bones, they might not automatically consider dental injuries. Traumatic dental injuries can have a major impact on your life. 

Having dental issues after a car wreck necessitates immediate attention. The severity of the damage determines what needs to be done. A minor chip on a tooth might require only a cap to protect the tooth. A tooth that’s dislodged or knocked out will require more extensive care. 

What are some dental treatments that might occur post-crash?

The endodontist who sees you will examine the tooth to determine what type of injury you have. A tooth that’s out of the socket or pushed into it more than it should be might be repositioned and then stabilized. A root canal might be necessary for a person who’s 13 or older. 

If you have a tooth that was knocked out, you might be able to save it if you get immediate treatment. This is most likely if you get care within 30 minutes. The root shouldn’t be touched while the tooth is out of the mouth. If the tooth can be reset, a splint will be used to keep it in place until a root canal is done. 

Dental injures associated with any traumatic event, including a car crash, may require the attention of a specialist. This can become very costly. Victims of these wrecks might choose to seek compensation if another driver’s negligence contributed to the crash. This can help them to recover the costs associated with the dental care, as well as other expenses that are related to the crash.