Children and adults who play sports are more prone to certain types of dental injuries. Sports dentistry is an area of dentistry aimed at preventing and treating sports-related dental injuries. Restorative dentistry treatments are a big part of sports dentistry services, and can performed to repair minor to severe damage. To find out which treatments are right for your specific needs, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with South Ogden cosmetic dentist Patrick Tanner.
Sports-related injuries can lead to major dental damage. Seeking immediate dental care is key to treating these types of dental injuries. Some common injuries that athletes need to be aware of and guard themselves against include:
Preventing sports-related injuries is optimal. Wearing a mouth guard while playing sports can help protect the teeth from injury. There are a variety of mouth guard options. Determining which is best for your needs, or your child's needs, is best discussed between you and your dentist.
If an injury does occur, it's important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Treating sports-related dental damage begins with determining the extent of damage. Fortunately, there are many different types of dental treatments to repair dental damage and restore the smile's appearance. Some popular treatments for dental injuries include:
For more information about sports dentistry services, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tanner.
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