Work-related mouth trauma is a rare occurrence; however, when it does happen, it is important to have access to a dentist who understands the protocol. Treating injuries covered under workers’ compensation and filing the claims require specific rules and regulations to be followed. Not all dentists are aware of these specifications.
At Group Health Dental, we are familiar with the protocol governing workers’ comp claims for mouth trauma. When an accident on the job results in damaged teeth or jaw injury, you need to get to a dentist right away to be examined and diagnosed, so the pain can be treated and the damage to your mouth can be addressed.
Both treating the wounds and filing the workers’ comp claim need to be done in a timely manner. If you put off having an oral exam to address the damage to your mouth or jaw, the problems could be exacerbated. Prompt treatment will result in the alleviation of pain and discomfort sooner, as well as a faster recovery.
There are rules regarding how long one can wait before filing a workers’ comp claim. Filling it out and submitting it as soon as possible will help ensure that your work-related injuries are covered.
Was Your Mouth Injured on the Job?
Most job-related injuries happen to other parts of the body; however, when injuries occur from the neck up, it is not unusual to have mouth trauma involved. This can take on several forms. Soft tissue damage such as a split lip and lacerations on the lips, tongue or gums is often present.
Damage to teeth may show up as a cracked or broken tooth. It can also mean a tooth was knocked out. More than one tooth may be involved in these types of mouth traumas. Sometimes the tooth is not completely knocked out, but it may be loosened by a blow. This still requires immediate dental care.
Trauma to the jaw is also a concern. When the jaw is involved, the temporomandibular joint can sustain damage. This could be minor or more serious. The muscles in the jaw could be strained. Proper diagnosis and care are important in mitigating the pain which can come from such an injury.
Group Health Dental is a place that is familiar with workers’ compensation cases concerning mouth injury. We know what to look for and how to treat mouth trauma injuries in accordance with workers’ comp guidelines. We will help you get your workers’ comp claim filled out and filed in a timely manner, so your work-related injuries are covered.
Call Now – for help with a Mouth Trauma, Cracked Teeth, TMJ, and Dental Implants!
The pain and trauma of dealing with a work-related mouth or jaw injury can be devastating. Your dental team at Group Health Dental works with compassion and skill as we use our expertise to alleviate your pain and suffering while addressing your mouth trauma.
Whether you are experiencing the pain of damage to soft tissues or teeth, we have the care you need. If your jaw is involved and you need treatment for TMJ/TMD issues, we specialize in that type of diagnosis and care.
Contact us if you have work-related mouth trauma. Your oral health is important and we are committed to helping each of our patients maintain their best oral health. Getting your injuries addressed and helping you on the road to recovery is our priority. Early intervention is the best way to make sure that problems do not increase in severity. Filing your workers’ compensation claim within the prescribed time frame is also important in order to ensure that your claim is covered.