i was in a 5mph accident when a kid backed into me, igrunted my teeth and minorly chipped 5 of them, have you heard of anything like this. the teeth that were chipped were the two upper front teeth and the three below them on the bottom. does grunting your teeth cause this?
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 41
Unfortunately, this is a relatively common type of trauma. (on a conventional American Dental Association dental insurance claim form, there is an item asking "is this dental treatment related to an auto accident"). If there is reasonable proof that the damage to the tooth was caused by the accident (for example you saw your dentist 3 months ago, the teeth weren't damaged and today after the accident, they are fractured, a claim MIGHT be filed with the auto insurance company to pay for the dental treatment.
As far as the actual damage to the teeth, it is possible that an underlying problem (e.g., a cavity) was present which weakened the tooth/teeth predisposing them to damage during this low-speed auto accident. But it certainly is possible that there was no underlying problem and the teeth simply chipped due to the impact of the collision and the clenching of the teeth. Either way, you should be evaluated to determine the severity of the tooth/teeth fractures.
i believe what i did was grinded them real hard...would this also cause...it wasnt from the impact it was from my reaction.
This is absolutely possible given the circumstances. Again, it is also possible that there was some underlying cavity or weakness of the enamel that predisposed the teeth to chipping, but either way it is absolutely possible.
General Dentist - American Dental Association Evidence-Based Dentistry Champion - Attending Lutheran Medical Center