Can a whiplash injury cause teeth to die?
I can answer this question. The answer is yes. Whiplash can
cause your to clentch down on your teeth causing an impact. This
impact can be uniformed and thus the damage teeth caused by the
concussion injury may not be symptomatic for years (usually within
two years). The injury causes an inflammation (chronic) response
and will slowly destroy the vascular bed of the pulp and then the
injure tooth or teeth dies. I have seen damage of this type extend
to many teeth up to 28 teeth. The accident may even be a minor care
accident. Remember, humans are 90% water. Any impact is a serious
multiplication of forces. Check your high school physics text.
Martial artist rely on impact to stop an opponent. Impact forces
are measured to be so high that it may be beyond believe. Whiplash
can cause injury similar to a kick or a punch to the chin called
"an upper cut" in boxing. I have been researching this subject for
the last two years and I presently hold a degree in Dentistry and