Whiplash injury

kok at okeefelaw.com kok at okeefelaw.com
Wed Jan 22 13:01:53 EST 1997


In article <32E5372D.233F at image.dk>,
  Asger Mikkonen <mikkonen at image.dk> wrote:
> 
> My wife was involved in a car accident 20 dec 1994, where she had a
> severe whiplash injury. In january 1997 her dentest found that she now
> has a severe attack of parodontal deseace. A whiplash injury give a
> number of side effects; is paradontal desease one of them.
> 
> Thank you in advance
> 
> Asger & Herdis Mikkonen
> Denmark

A whiplash injury may cause jaw problems for two reasons. 
First the hyperextension - flexion of the neck at the time of the 
accident can result in damage to the temporomandibular joint itself. 
That is the joint at which the jaw bone attaches to the skull just in
front of the ear. Second the spasms and tightness in the area of the neck
can refer pain and cause spasming in the area of the fascial muscles. 
Both may lead to problems with jaw and/or bite resulting in dental
problems. There is an excellent publication I use on whiplash injuries. 
If you e-mail me at the office I will get you the name.

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