How do Mouth Guards Prevent Traumatic Dental Injuries?
In the summer months, kids end up spending much longer hour’s outdoors- they indulge in various outdoor activities and in sports too. Though all of this sounds good, there are times when they suffer traumatic dental injuries; these commonly occur from sports, falls as well as other outdoor-specific activities and can result in chipping or dislodgement of teeth. In some cases, the tooth/teeth may get knocked-out too. How Can DentalInjuries Be Prevented Dr. Maureen L. O’Flanagan and her team of expert dentists are here to deal with any traumatic dental injury. Based on the nature of the injury, your child may require esthetic restoration or root canal treatment. In case the tooth has been knocked-out or dislodged, we will reimplant the tooth or fit a splint. In case of severe trauma, the child may end up losing the tooth. The fact is that traumatic dental injuries cause a great deal of discomfort and pain and in some cases, it can also leave your child with long-term cosmetic consequences. At times, the dental work required may be expensive as well. The effective way of reducing dental trauma is to prevent the injuries from occurring in the first place. About Mouth Guards Making your child use a mouth guard is one way of protecting his/her teeth from damage from a fall or hit. There are different types of mouth guards available, such as:
- Boil-and-bite type