Having straight, beautiful teeth has become essential in our society today. This applies as much to children and adolescents as it does to adults in their old age. Even in adults, misaligned teeth should be treated for medical reasons, especially if the misalignment has already led to excessive wear of healthy teeth, if aesthetics or dental hygiene suffer from the misalignment or if it causes muscular tension in the jaw, head and neck pain or snoring. In addition, TMJ (temporo-mandibular-joint) disorders, such as pain, clicking or restricted movement in the jaw, need to be medically diagnosed and treated.
In most cases, children are prone to dental injury, but adults can also suffer from oral or dental injuries caused by sporting or traffic accidents. Injuries from significant impact and or pressure on the tooth are not always easily recognizable. Seeing a dentist as soon as possible after any facial trauma is imperative; however, sometimes complications only arise later and can only be accurately diagnosed and treated by experts through regular check-ups.
Under certain circumstances, teeth which have been knocked out can be re-implanted: especially when they have been transported in a special tooth rescue box to prevent exsiccation (drying out) of the tooth.
An affidavit from the police station is essential, especially when the damage is a result of third-party involvement. Likewise, an insurance report is of utmost importance for reimbursement at a later stage (AUVA).
When children are injured at school or on their way to school, they are insured according to their state at the moment of injury. In such cases, please coordinate with the school and keep the injury report as long as you live, because later damage can arise at any moment, in which case costs can be covered accordingly.