Whiplash & Dental Health
Apr 11, 2011 10:37PM
“Whiplash” is the common term for a neck injury which often occurs in automobile accidents. Typically, the victim’s head snaps backward as the body is thrown forward.
Whiplash injuries are hard to detect and symptom may not be felt until hours or days after the accident. Most people relate whiplash to neck damage. Yet this type of accident can also damage the jaw joints and the jaw muscles. Damage to the jaw joints and muscles can be quite subtle, and often goes unrecognized.
If you suffer from persistent symptoms of whiplash, your jaw joints and muscles may be the unsuspected culprits. A thorough dental evaluation will indicate whether this is the case. Dentally correcting the bite will then allow the damaged jaw joints and muscles to heal and relieve painful symptoms.
For a free pamphlet with more information on this subject, contact Dr. Claire Stagg-Ruda at 321-777-2797. She is located at 2120 Highway A1A in Indian Harbour Beach, FL.