Broken or chipped tooth injury lawyer in Wisconsin
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A dental injury is not only painful, it’s expensive and usually requires multiple trips to a dentist. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or malice, you have every right to expect full compensation for your injuries—and possibly a punitive award, too.
Whether you slipped on a store’s wet floor and chipped a tooth when you hit the ground or were punched in the mouth by an attacker, you’re going to need a personal injury attorney to file a lawsuit against the person(s) responsible.
Types of Cracked Teeth
While a broken tooth is obvious, a cracked tooth may not always be readily apparent. If you’ve had an accident with trauma to your mouth, it’s a good idea to have a dentist check your teeth.
- Fractured cusp. When a piece of the chewing surface of a tooth is broken off, it’s called a fractured cusp. This usually isn’t too painful, but it is noticeable and the rough surface of the broken tooth can irritate your tongue.
- Cracked tooth. There’s a visible crack line extending from the chewing surface toward the root of the tooth. If left untreated, the crack will get worse and you will end up having to get a root canal/an implant.
- Split tooth. A cracked tooth that’s been neglected usually becomes a split tooth. The crack has distinct segments that can be separated. At this point, the tooth cannot be saved and you’ll need to have it pulled and get an implant.
- Vertical root fracture. Cracks extend from the root of the tooth toward the chewing surface. There are often only subtle signs and symptoms, and may only become apparent when surrounding bone and gum becomes infected.
Experienced Dental Trauma Injury Lawyer for All of Southeast Wisconsin
Although based in Janesville, Attorney Steve Caya represents accident victims of all types throughout the state of Wisconsin. He works with medical experts to build a strong case for compensation that will restore your broken bones injury in the best way possible. His no win, no fee policy ensures you don’t owe him a thing if he doesn’t win your case.