TMJ, Reconstructive Dentistry, after your auto accident

Millions of drivers experience injuries  from  auto accidents. The  auto accident can result in  TMJ from severe head and neck injuries .  Temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ) may also present as a complication from the auto accident.

Temporomandibular joint disease, TMJ, is a painful condition which carries the same symptoms as whiplash and, therefore, if these symptoms are persistent after an auto accident, our TMJ specialtists will provide the appropriate treatment.

Trauma to the upper jaw is an injury that is most commonly associated with a variety of  motor vehicle accidents. In these types of auto accident injuries, the patient’s bone health can become just as important, perhaps more so, than the health of any affected teeth.

Dental Trauma after your Auto Accident

Dental trauma is any injury to any part of the mouth such as the teeth lips gums tongue and jawbones. Auto  accidents, physical fights hard foods and too-hot liquids are all potential causes of dental traumas. Broken or knocked-out teeth from the car accident are the most common mouth injuries.

The symptoms of dental trauma depend on the type of injury and the severity of the accident. Soft tissue injuries such as cuts burns or bruises to the lips inner cheeks or tongue can result in pain redness swelling and possible bleeding. Broken teeth result in sharp edges that can potentially cut the soft tissue. Depending on the type of fracture broken teeth may also result in toothache. A tooth that has been knocked out or evulsed will leave a swollen painful and bloody socket. A broken jawbone can lead to malocclusion (improper fit of the upper and lower teeth) jaw pain and limited movement in the temporomandibular joint the joint that opens and closes the mouth.

A reconstructive  dentist experienced with, auto accidents and trauma victims can easily recognize signs of trauma in the mouth. He or she may x-ray the mouth to determine the extent of the damage caused by the accident. The sensitivity of the oral tissues means that mouth traumas tend to be painful so prompt treatment of suspected traumas is recommended.

Injury Doctors network has Florida TMJ and Reconstructive  Dentists  ready to help you if you have been injured in the following Florida cities: Boca Raton, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Clearwater, Coral Gables, Daytona, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Jacksonville, Key West, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Largo, Melbourne, Miami Miami Beach, Naples, New Smyrna Beach, Ocala, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Port Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Clearwater Tallahassee,Bradenton Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Titusville, Venice, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach,  Pensacola, Winter Garden, Winter Haven, and Winter Park