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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.


Our Patient Reviews

Group Health Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 67 reviews

Karlee L.

VERY PLEASANT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT VISIT! This dental office was bright and warm from the moment I walked in. The young ladies there were friendly and very pleasant. They offered me a choice of beverage while explaining the online form enrollment process. My xray technician was very pleasant and went through a set of 18(!) x-rays using this new low-radiation equipment. It was a very painless process that went very quickly considering what it would normally take using the old way of taking individual bite-wings. Dr. Vazquez was also very pleasant as she patiently explained her observations of my x-rays.Afterward I sat down for my cleaning with Marcielle (spelling ?) - who was another round of pleasant service as she cleaned and polished my teeth. NO PAIN AT ALL! :) This office has a happy bright orange color theme which immediately adds to the very comforting and cheerful ambiance all around. All I can say is I highly recommend the staff here - they are so ready to deliver service with a smile!

Anita P.

When I stepped foot into the door at this dental office I was terrified because of my previous experiences in other dental offices. I had no choice but to come and get my teeth fixed so I made an appointment. I was warmly welcomed at the front desk and when I told the front desk how terrified I was of being there it was amazing how nice and supportive the ladies were. When I went in for x-rays the technician was amazing as she spoke to me and made me smile. The hygienist was amazing as she had to work hard to clean my teeth and she made me feel so comfortable and I had literally no fear what s ever. My fear was gone. As I saw the dentist I was amazed at her knowledge and he comfort and patience as she worked on me and advised me as to what I needed. I love this place and my fear of dentists is actually gone to the point that I already made two appointments for the rest of the work to be done. Thank you so much for making me feel so comfortable and part of your family as I was surrounded with people who actually cared about me and my feelings and who made me feel better. Thank you soooooooo much.

Olivia L.

Wow just started about 2 weeks ago and I must tell you that my experience was pleasant. I know how could this be possible. They were professional and attentive. The wait time is so short I could not believe it. They are knowledgeable and really work with you and your situation. Not looking to make that buck like so many others I have been to. I felt comfortable which has never been the case. The place is clean and covers a lot of dental work under one roof. I must say it is the best place I have been in years. They get my vote and I will be returning to continue my needed work !!

Dalit A.

I had an appointment with Dr. Concencion and got feedback on why I was there, which was for my concern about a tooth that had trauma to it years ago. I got a full exam that included full mouth x-rays and a cleaning. The receptionists, x-ray technician, dental hygienist, and dentist were all very friendly and pleasant to be around. It was really the most welcoming and comforting experience I've ever had at a dentist's office. I found it a little strange that I have to schedule a consultation with the endodontist to discuss my tooth that I am concerned about, but then again I don't know much about these things and actually do trust that they were being genuine about the medical advice I was given (which is usually not my feeling as a new patient at a dentist's office).


I first went to Group Health Dental at the beginning of 2015 for a root canal. My original dentist wanted to only do certain procedures because he didn't feel it was worth it financially since I have union coverage. He actually told me this to my face. He left me in tremendous pain and I even had to demand antibiotics. I was referred to Group Health by someone else but they were not able to help me because I was too swollen and they did not have an oral surgeon. I went elsewhere to have the tooth extracted since the infection was too severe for the tooth to be saved. Months later, I still needed work since I since never went back to the original dentist. I decided to take a chance with Group Health Dental and I am so glad I did. I walked in the door terrified from my experiences elsewhere but EVERYONE, from the young ladies at reception, the dental hygenist, exray technician, root canal specialist, dentist, his assistant and even the young ladies taking your payment made it an amazing experience for me. Pleasant, caring, gentle and professional people in a clean and pleasing atmosphere. I purposefully waited until all the work was done and waited an additional week to make sure the new work wasn't bothering me to write this review. If I could give them ten stars, I would. Group Health Dental rocks!!! :-) :-) :-)

Romairy L.

I was one of those people that dreaded going to the dentist, but after I started going to Group Health Dental in Midtown, I met Dr. Benito and everything changed. Now I am one of those people who actually looks forward to her dentist appointments. He and his assistant have rake in the street which causes both of them to always be in a great mood and they always are happy to see you. He always makes me laugh, and I mean always. Dr. Bonito and Esmira ( his assistant) are wonderful. they always make sure you're completely satisfied with their work, they're very attentive and always make time to see you when you have an emergency or need to speak with them. Now going to the dentist is one of those things that I post about on Facebook because I always come back with a new story or a new joke to tell after my visit to Dr. Benito and Esmira. If you want to have a dentist that feels more like visiting a friend than getting work done, you need to try Dr. Benito. #mydentistisbetterthanyours!!!

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