Acci-Dental Injury at Work? – MTI America



Acci-Dental Injury at Work?

Acci-Dental Injury at Work?

Dental injuries account for less than 1% of workplace injuries, and the claims process is just as complex, if not more than a traditional workers’ comp injury claim. If the injury is not addressed immediately, mouth trauma can be long-lasting as a back injury or limited mobility. The injury can impair the patients’ normal oral function and cause pain in eating, chewing, and talking. The injuries can range from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) tooth loss to chipped teeth.

Common Industries at Risk of Dental Trauma

Dental injuries can affect people across many different industries, but a job where falling or being hit in the mouth is more likely to happen is:

  • Agriculture
  • Law Enforcement
  • Teachers
  • Construction
  • Foodservice
  • Health Care
  • Mechanics

When dentists evaluate the injury, they also address other concerning conditions beyond the injury in the patients’ mouth. Workers’ comp insurance only covers workplace injuries. It’s essential your ancillary provider work with the dentist or dental specialist to ensure all treatment is injury-related.

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Facts About Teeth

Teeth can’t regenerate
Teeth are the only part of the human body that can’t heal itself.

38 days
Is the average amount of time spent by a person in their lifetime brushing their teeth.

Happens to everyone
Around three out of every four Americans will get at least one cavity by age 17

Like fingerprints
No two people have the same set of teeth, not even identical twins.

The toughest
The enamel on teeth is the hardest part in all your body, even more so than bone.