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Dental Injuries as a Result of a Car Accident

Have you suffered a dental injury as the result of a car accident? Here are some of the most common injuries that can occur if you find yourself involved in an auto collision:

Loss of Teeth: A knocked-out-tooth isn’t uncommon when someone is involved in a car incident. Luckily, if a victim seeks out medical attention without two hours, sometimes the tooth can be treated and saved.

Cracked or Chipped Teeth: If you crack or chip a tooth during a car incident, it is important that you seek out care within 12 hours. The ability to repair the tooth will depend on the health of the surrounding tissues, how deep the crack is, and the location of the tooth’s nerve.

Loosened Teeth: It is also common to suffer from loosened or dislodged teeth as the result of a car incident. Common treatment can involve splinting or a root canal, and you should seek dental care within four hours of being involved in an auto collision.

Mary Newman