A Dentist that Accepts Workers' Comp Payments
Any injury you get while working on the job is covered by workers’ comp. This includes injuries to the mouth. While job-related mouth injury is not all that common, it does happen. Some industries are more likely to have people experience mouth trauma than others, such as construction, mechanics, cleaning, food service, healthcare and agriculture.
Finding a dentist who accepts workers’ comp payments can be slightly problematic because these claims are so rare; however, we do accept them at Ora Dentistry. There are particular protocols which must be followed to ensure the claim goes through properly. We understand those requirements and work with our workers’ comp patients to help them file their claim correctly and promptly.
It is important to understand that workers’ compensation will only cover the dental care associated with the trauma due to the injury incurred at work. It will not cover other dental work. With that being said, it is very important to address any oral trauma as soon as possible. Delaying dental treatment, particularly in the case of mouth trauma, can result in the escalation of damage.
In addition to the impact delayed treatment may have on your oral health, workers’ comp claims need to be properly filed within a certain time frame. In order to receive the benefits and have your claim paid, you must file before time runs out.
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Filing the workers’ comp claim properly and quickly is important, but even more important is treating the mouth trauma and getting the patient feeling better as soon as possible. We are committed to providing excellent, compassionate care to all of our patients, especially to those who have mouth trauma.
The pain and discomfort associated with any injury to the oral cavity can be debilitating. Getting the damage treated and putting the patient on the road to recovery as soon as possible is crucial, particularly in the case of a work-related injury.
Your teeth perform three basic functions. They help you eat properly, speak clearly and they provide structure for your facial muscles. When you lose a tooth or teeth, these functions can be drastically impaired. Workers’ comp provides coverage to get your mouth functioning again as it relates to the injury.
Any teeth that were loosened, knocked out or damaged because of a work-related injury are covered under workers’ comp. Due to the nature of these types of mouth injuries, it is important that you be seen as soon as possible so the proper treatment can begin quickly.
Call Now for Help with a Mouth Trauma, Cracked Teeth, and Dental Implants!
At Ora Dentistry, we have the expertise to make sure your workers’ comp claim is filed properly and promptly. The trauma to your mouth will be addressed with care and compassion. Scheduling your appointment is the first step in your recovery process.
A thorough exam of the trauma will reveal the extent of your injuries and dictate the best treatment plan. Depending on the damage to your teeth, you may need crowns for broken, cracked or chipped teeth.
A tooth that’s been knocked out and cannot be salvaged will need to be replaced. A dental implant may be the best option for replacement. This requires an additional examination of the bone and surrounding tissues to ensure that an implant will be successful.
Trauma to the mouth can be very distressing. Choosing a dental team with expertise, compassion and a commitment to patient care is important at such times. We invite you to contact Ora Dentistry for your dental care if you have work-related mouth trauma. Our commitment is to our patients’ best oral health and beautiful smiles.