Work Compensation Dental Injuries
Work-related dental injuries are more common than you think! At Chicago Loop Dentistry we provide an array of dental care including Workers Compensation dentistry. We can provide immediate care at the time when you need it the most. We will manage your work compensation claims and ensure your smile and dental health are resolved with little hassle.
If you are injured on the job, your supporting facial structure, ability to speak and eat could be compromised. At Chicago Loop Dentistry, we can assist in restoring function and esthetics to a pre-injury status if possible. We frequently work with insurance companies and coordinate all financial claims with your employer’s worker’s compensation payer.
Finding a dentist who understands and is willing to work within the workers comp system can be challenging. Dealing with the insurance stress is the last thing you need after suffering an accident or injury. At Chicago Loop Dentistry we know about the work compensation system along with appropriate forms and procedures. Dr. Mehta can also present an injury-related dental care plan, which claims adjusters and managers can review and approve.
What to do if you sustain a dental injury at work?
Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may be transported to a hospital to have diagnostic tests such as x-rays. You may also need to have medical issues treated before beginning dental work. Most hospitals are not equipped to deal with dental injuries and some dentists do not provide care for work related injuries. If you suspect a dental problem, have the hospital staff document your dental condition. Your future dental treatment can usually move at a quicker pace with the proper information from all health professionals involved in your care. Some dental problems show up quickly while others may show up days, weeks, months or even years later. The most common injury is a chipped or broken tooth. Other possible problems are loose teeth, knocked-out teeth, and TemporoMandibular Joint (TMJ) symptoms. Be sure to call us at 312-372-3323 as soon possible because timing is crucial for both the optimal dental care and coverage coordination.