Car accidents are traumatic. They can have detrimental effects on the health of your teeth. If you’ve suffered other serious injuries during your accident it may seem like dental injuries are the least of your worries. However, you should see a dentist as soon as possible to assess your injuries and create a plan of action. If you’ve had teeth knocked out in a car accident or suffered other injuries to your mouth, waiting to see a dental professional can worsen your condition and slow down the healing process. The pain you’re feeling will only worsen without treatment.
Whether you’re experiencing tooth damage, tooth loss, or the early signs of TMJ, a dentist can help you renew your smile and walk alongside you toward the path of healing. If you’ve been in an auto accident and had to go to the emergency room, it’s also important to know that if your ER doctor mentioned “mouth” or “teeth” in their report sometimes you can bill your medical instead of dental insurance.