A Dentist that Accepts Workers' Comp Payments
Injuries to the mouth and jaw occurring as a result of a work-related injury are not very common; however, they do happen on occasion. When they do, it is imperative to be able to access a dentist who has expertise in handling workers' compensation claims. The Central Park South TMJ Center has that expertise.
As specialists in temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD) and jaw pain treatment, we are particularly qualified to treat work-related injuries that involve the jaw. These injuries can sometimes be overlooked, particularly if they present with other injuries such as a head injury which can result in traumatic brain injury.
While it is understandable that a more serious head injury, such as that which can occur from a fall, needs immediate treatment, it is also important that any mouth trauma and trauma to the jaw be addressed as soon as possible. This is critical for the healing process and it is also part of the protocol required for filing workers' comp claims. Failure to file within the proper time frame can impede or cause forfeiture of coverage under workers' comp.
Was Your Mouth Injured on the Job?
A mouth injury which involves the jaw can be quite painful. On the other hand, when other injuries are present as well, the pain of some injuries may mask jaw pain or make it difficult to differentiate. Prompt and proper diagnosis is required to determine if some of the pain being experienced is due to the temporomandibular joint.
In addition to TMJ/TMD injury manifesting in jaw pain, it can also present as a headache, a neck ache, shoulder pain and facial pain. Some people have experienced earaches that are the result of TMJ/TMD. Correct diagnosis of this type of injury is critical in developing an effective treatment plan. The Central Park South TMJ Center has dentists with the expertise to provide accurate diagnoses and effective treatment.
The pain and discomfort that can be present with TMJ/TMD can be anywhere from mild to debilitating. Recovery from such an injury depends on accurate testing and development of an appropriate treatment plan. The specialists at The Central Park South TMJ Center will work with you to get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
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A work-related mouth injury can cause trauma on numerous levels. It is an unexpected injury that catches one by complete surprise; and, the fact that it occurs to your face makes it all the more psychologically traumatic as well as physically traumatic.
Such an injury requires the experience and expertise of dentists who can treat you with compassion and care as well as excellent skill. When the temporomandibular joint is involved, it takes specialized care to make an accurate diagnosis. Development of an effective treatment plan in accordance with workers' compensation protocol is also important in these cases.
The Central Park South TMJ Center is the best place to handle your work-related mouth trauma, particularly when the jaw is involved in the injury. The headaches and jaw pain you experience are treatable. If you hear a clicking sound when you open and shut your mouth or feel pain on the sides of your head near your ears, you may have a TMJ/TMD issue.
If you have experienced a work-related injury to your mouth or jaw, contact The Central Park South TMJ Center. Schedule an appointment with us to be seen right away. Early intervention for a mouth trauma is critical for alleviating the pain and discomfort. It is also the best way to ensure a fast recovery.