Many sports involve some risk of injury, and the teeth are among parts of the body that can be damaged. While a helmet or face guard can help protect the teeth depending on the sport, customized dental protection is the best option for keeping teeth intact. Here is a deeper look at tooth damage that can happen in sports and how you can protect your teeth during these activities.
Types of Tooth Injuries in Sports
Tooth knockout and tooth breakage are the two main types of dental damage that impacts can cause. If impact strikes a tooth hard enough from outside of the mouth, the tooth can become dislodged entirely. Many other impacts can cause one jaw to smash against the other, potentially breaking opposing teeth that meet.
Dental Protection Available
Dental mouth guards are the standard option for protecting teeth from injury during sports. While protective oral appliances are sold in stores, such appliances lack the fit and effectiveness that customized mouth guards provide. Patients who visit our office for customized mouth guards take bite impressions so that their appliances fit precisely and comfortably. Thanks to the material used, these mouth guards are also likely to last longer than their store-bought counterparts.
Tooth damage is one of the most common types of sports injury. Whether a tooth is knocked out or broken, the situation is a legitimate dental emergency. By scheduling a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Nazari, you can learn more about customized dental mouth guards and find out if they would benefit you.
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