Here’s what you need to know about Facial and Dental Trauma
You might scrunch your face and bite down in horror as you drive past a car crash. But for many accident victims, facial and dental trauma is real. In fact, it can be life altering.
Unfortunately, these types of injuries certainly will almost always wreak havoc on a person’s self-esteem, even if only temporary. However, any traumatic injury becomes catastrophic, if it becomes permanent.
FACIAL AND DENTAL TRAUMA INJURIES
Traumatic injuries can be the result of just about any type of accident. However, many times such injuries occur after high-speed impact car accidents. That’s not to say that they don’t also occur with slip and fall type accidents as well. Here’s what it means to have dental and facial trauma:
Dental trauma takes on many forms and can be both painful and time consuming, even when it’s treatable. Even just painful headaches can be considered dental trauma by dentists.
But damaging or even losing just one tooth is not always easy, as any dentist will tell you. It may require multiple visits to the dentist for consultations, surgical evaluations, dental-impressions, and what may seem like countless follow-ups.
Sometimes all the teeth are knocked out at once creating even more elaborate treatments.
Facial trauma involves any and all physical damage to the face. This includes the jawbone, the cheeks and the eye socket.
After an accident, a common form of facial trauma may be seen as bruising to the face. This can happen if your face hits anything on impact such as a car steering wheel during a car accident. However, any flying projectile or object can cause bruising, swelling and lacerations to the face as well.
TREATMENTS FOR FACIAL AND DENTAL TRAUMA
There are certain treatments and surgeries that may be required for facial and dental trauma.
Certainly, it will depend on the severity of the injury as to whether surgery will be needed or not.
However, treatments may involve one or more of the following:
Corrective jaw surgery
SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION
It is important to seek medical attention after an accident right away.
This most especially holds true for facial and dental traumatic injury victims.
These types of injuries can permanently disfigure a person’s face. Without proper treatment, you could lose facial function as well. Therefore, it’s best not to wait and see. But rather seek help immediately.
HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Hiring an attorney who specializes in facial and dental traumatic injury cases is important.
At the Law Offices of James G. Graver, P.A., our expert legal team is there to help guide you every step of the way. Mr. Graver has more than twenty years of experience in traumatic injury cases. Call him today for a free consultation and case evaluation.