Sports Dentistry’s is all about “mouth guards” — to protect the mouth, teeth, gums, jaw and faces of young athletes. It also focuses on the treatment of dental injuries resulting from playing sports.
Common injuries include broken teeth, teeth that have been loosened, and even teeth that have been knocked out. A tooth that is chipped or cracked can generally be repaired with a simple filling or bonding. A tooth that has been displaced or moved because of trauma can usually be saved and moved back into position.
Surprisingly, an adult tooth that has been knocked out can also be saved and even re-implanted; but, the window of opportunity is very narrow, less than 30-minutes. Baby teeth are not re-implanted. Whatever the situation, it’s important to contact the pediatric dental office immediately after an injury to the mouth or face and we will recommend a course of action.
Sports Dentistry’s is all about “mouth guards” — to protect the mouth, teeth, gums, jaw and faces of young athletes.