Fabrication of Sport Guards. Prosthodontists recommend using custom-made dental sport guards to protect the teeth and jaws from trauma during sport activity. A sport mouth guard is an appliance that protects your teeth from being damaged from a physical blow to the face or an accident. A sport mouth guard is usually made with a thicker material and given its purpose it is made to extend to cover the entire jaw, even the gum so that...
Sports Injuries in Youth. Sports for youth have become far more competitive than they were in the past. Daniel Gould, PhD director of the Institute for the Study of Sports at Michigan State University states “What we’re seeing is the professionalization of youth sports”. What he means is that youth sports have taken on a more professional organizational style and competitive edge.
Sports and Dental Injuries in Children. Currently, the three sports that carry the most risks for dental injury include football, basketball, and hockey. A positive correlation can be made between the degree of contact and percentage of injury. Some of the most common injuries include fractures, tooth extrusion, intrusion and avulsion; and TMJ dislocation.
Dental Sports Guards or Mouthguards has been shown to reduce the risk of sport-related dental injuries. Knowing how to prevent injuries to your mouth and face is especially important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities.
Tooth Avulsion. Do you know what to do when you tooth is knocked out? You need a replantation — physical tooth replacement into its socket. The proper way to remove debris from the root of an avulsed tooth is to rinse it in cold water (either tap or clean bottled water), being careful not to scrub or scrape it.