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Motorcycle accidents tend to involve serious injuries because motorcyclists do not have very much protection. Motorcycle helmets are designed to prevent head injuries and often offer insufficient protection for the face and mouth. This can result in serious dental injuries.
Types of Dental Injuries
There are a variety of types of dental injuries that may occur if a motorcyclist falls from their vehicle and hits their face or head against the ground. Many of these injuries are painful and will require costly dental work to repair.
Chipped Teeth: The impact of a motorcycle accident can easily cause teeth to chip or crack. The upper front teeth are particularly vulnerable to chipping, especially if the motorcyclist has an overbite. With an overbite, there is too much room between the upper and lower front teeth, so if a force pushes the upper front teeth backwards, they may break. While some very minor chips can be buffed out, in most cases chipped or cracked teeth will need to be repaired with a composite material or covered with veneers.
Avulsed Teeth: This is a technical term for teeth that have been knocked out completely. If the teeth can be located at the site of the motorcycle accident and the victim can visit the dentist immediately, it is possible that avulsed teeth could be saved. However, in the majority of cases, the teeth need to be replaced with prosthetics in the form of a bridge or a dental implant.
Dislodged Teeth: In some cases, teeth can become twisted to the side or pushed partially out of the socket, but not completely avulsed. It is also possible for a tooth to be pushed too deeply into the socked in the event of a motorcycle accident. If dislodged teeth are not corrected by a dentist, they could affect the victim’s ability to bite, chew, and speak. It’s also possible the teeth may die and fall out if not treated.
Root Fractures: The impact of a motorcycle accident may also cause damage to the portion of the tooth that is beneath the gums—aka the root. If the root becomes fractured, it could create a pathway for infection and the tooth could be lost if dental treatment is not provided promptly.
Wondering How You’ll Afford Dental Treatment?
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation will include money to pay for any necessary dental treatment, as well as medical care and other damages associated with the accident.
As your motorcycle accident lawyer, we can make sure you see a qualified cosmetic dentist for an evaluation of your dental injuries and a cost estimate of the necessary treatment. Then, we can fight aggressively to secure the necessary compensation in or out of court as your case may require. To learn more, contact us at 800-333-0000 today.