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Can a whiplash injury cause teeth to die?

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2015-07-15 21:07:48

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

Medical Sciences.

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