Dental Injuries From Car Accidents
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The types of car accident injuries a person may sustain after a crash can range from minor to very serious. Dental injuries are an unfortunate but common injury a person may deal with as the human body is subjected to being jerked in a forward and backward motion during a crash. There are also many hazards inside the vehicle that could lead to this type of injury.
Throughout the state of Arizona more than 30,000 injury-related crashes were reported in 2011 a majority of which occurred in urban areas. Additionally, more than 1,250 pedestrians were injured in motor vehicle crashes the majority of whom were simply crossing the road.
Dental injuries can easily occurring during all type of vehicle accidents including persons involved in an accident with a truck, motorcyclists, or bicyclist. A normal adult human mouth is composed of 32 teeth which are then composed of 5 parts:
- Enamel Hardest part of the tooth; composed mainly of calcium phosphate and is the outer layer of our teeth.
- Dentin Layer underneath the enamel and is made up of living cells that secrete a hard mineral substance.
- Cementum This layer of connective tissue binds the teeth to the jawbone and gums.
- Pulp Softer, inner structure of the tooth made up of blood vessels and nerves.
- Peridontal Ligament Connective tissue fibers that connect the tooth to the bone within which it sits.
If you or a loved one has suffered from dental injuries caused by another drivers negligence, the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and more.
For a free, no-obligation evaluation of your situation by a licensed car accident lawyer, fill out the FREE CASE REVIEW form to your right its completely confidential and 100% FREE to submit.
Causes of Dental Injuries
During a car crash there are many hazards both in and outside of a vehicle that could lead to dental injuries. A motorcyclists or pedacyclist are more likely to endure this type of injury because they lack the protection of a motor vehicle.
However, a person inside a car might also suffer dental trauma caused by the following hazards:
- Steering Wheel
- Broken Glass
- Cargo Inside the Vehicle
Depending on the person and the type of seatbelt in the car, a safety belt could also cause harm to a persons mouth and teeth.
Types of Dental Injuries
Our mouths are made of dozens of teeth, each of which are made up of several different parts. Due to its size and the various parts that it is made up of, there are several different types of dental injuries a person could suffer from in the event of a serious car accident.
Some common types of dental injuries include:
Chipped of Fractured Teeth A more minor type of injury, an accident could cause a person to suffer from a fractured tooth, in some cases it could expose the pulp which may result in the need for a root canal.
Dislodged Teeth Also known as a luxated tooth, during trauma a persons tooth may be pushed sideways, out of its socket, or into its socket.
Avulsed Teeth When a persons entire tooth is knocked out during a traumatic accident, it is referred to as an avulsed tooth. In serious cases the knocked out teeth cannot be saved and a dentist will need to replace it with an artificial tooth.
Root Fracture Similar to a tooth fracture, this type of injury affects the root and could result in the loss of the affected tooth.
In most cases some type of surgery is needed to treat a dental injury including the use of dental implants if a person suffers from traumatic dental injuries.
Contact our Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has suffered dental injuries from a car accident that was caused at the hands of a careless driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation. At Phillips Law Group, our Phoenix personal injury attorneys are committed to helping accident victims recover the compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering.
For many years we have provided comprehensive legal counsel to accident injury victims throughout the state of Arizona. Our main office is located in Phoenix, and we are also proud to serve the following surrounding areas including:
- Pueblo Gardens
- Paradise Valley
- Central City
and many more local towns and cities. We can help guide you through the entire litigation process while you recover from your injuries, call 1-800-706-3000 for a free initial consultation about your case with one of our knowledgeable lawyers. One of our intake staff members is available to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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