Sports Dentistry for All Ages and Dental Injuries
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Among athletes, injuries involving the teeth and mouth are very common. Sports dentistry deals with both the treatment and prevention of dental injuries and related oral diseases, as well as sharing information and equipment designed to help protect an athlete’s teeth, jaw, mouth, face. Sports dentistry is used for athletes of all ages.
It is very important to protect your smile or your child’s smile if he/she is an athlete, and not just for aesthetic purposes.
Many tooth injuries require immediate treatment to save the tooth or prevent further injury. If you or your child will be participating in a game too far from your regular dentist, see that an emergency option is available as a precaution.
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If you play a sport, you already know what protective equipment you may need to protect your body from injury. Pads, helmets, proper footwear, gloves, etc. All of these are designed to ensure your safety during play. Just make sure, when you’re gearing up to protect yourself, you remember to protect your teeth as well.
The best possible way to avoid injury from sports, aside from not participating in the sport, is by adding the use of a mouth guard to your regular equipment list. There are several types of mouth guards to choose from, and your dentist can assist you in choosing the right one for you or your child’s needs.
Of course, the standard boil then bite guard available at sports supply stores can be very effective, especially if you are a recreational athlete versus a school or professional athlete.
But, if you are looking for a better fit and optimum protection, dental practices have the ability to fabricate a custom guard that is based on your personal dental impression. The result is a snug and comfortable fit.
A MOUTHFUL OF FEARLESS…that is the Shock Doctor claim to fame!
A leader in the Mouth Guard industry for technological advances, Shock Doctor mouth guards uses a special custom-fit technology to incorporate every attribute necessary for the highest performance possible.
Their “Pro-Fit layers and 3D anti-shock jaws pads” allow an athlete to get a comfortable and secure fit like no other and allows easy speech and breathing throughout the entire game.
Overall, when dealing with a sport related dental issue they often involve an emergency situation. Emergency dental situations include any trauma to the mouth that has caused bleeding and lacerations to the gums, or displacement, dislodgement or fracturing of a tooth.
When this occurs, immediate attention is usually required to prevent additional injury or permanent damage. It is important to see a dentist immediately since, if it’s left untreated, a dental emergency may lead to more serious complications.