A car accident can cause significant, painful, and often expensive dental injuries. If you hit your face during the car wreck or if you experience any mouth pain after the collision, then you should see a dentist as soon as possible for a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Four Dental Injuries to Watch For
Some of the specific dental injuries you could suffer include:
- Dental avulsion. A dental avulsion means that a permanent tooth has come out of your mouth.
- Tooth dislocation. A tooth dislocation or luxation means that a permanent tooth has become loose.
- Broken tooth. A tooth that is fractured, chipped, or cracked is an injury that requires treatment to prevent future problems.
- Temporomandibular joint damage (TMJ). The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw to the skull. Damage to the joint can result in significant pain and limited motion.
A dentist can make a proper diagnosis and recommend the right treatment plan. Treatment could include but is not limited to surgeries, medications, root canals, tooth extractions, dental implants, dental devices, physical therapy, and other dental procedures.
How to Pay for Dental Treatment After a Car Crash
Even if you have dental insurance, you could still incur significant dentist bills, lost time from work, physical pain, and emotional suffering. You deserve fair compensation for all of these damages and any other damages related to your other car accident injuries.
Our experienced Wisconsin car accident lawyers will fight for your full and fair recovery. For more than 50 years, we have been helping injured people in Wisconsin secure fair legal recoveries. So far, we have helped more than 70,000 clients secure more than $1 billion in damages.
Talk to us today about how we may help you. Call us or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation in our Milwaukee, Appleton, Green Bay, Madison, or Wausau office or your home or hospital room.