Oral-facial damage is extremely common in contact sports, particularly hockey, basketball, football and martial arts. The most common dental injuries that occur during contact sport play are:
- Avulsed (knocked out) tooth
- Tooth fracture
- Soft tissue lacerations
- Tooth subluxation (loose tooth)
Time is of the essence in any of the above injuries. Emergency dental care is imperative to a full recovery, particularly so in the case of tooth avulsion. If you ever find yourself searching for an “emergency dentist near me in Utah", Abundant Dental is here to help.
The treatments for sports related injury vary. For subluxed teeth, saving the tooth is more likely if the patient is able to get to the dentist within 30 minutes of the accident. Until then, the tooth should be kept inside the patient's cheek or submerged in a glass of skim milk. It is important that the patient be checked for any other life threatening injuries, such as spinal cord injury, first.
Don't let fear of oral damage keep you from letting your child enjoy high school or college sports. The experts of Abundant Dental are available 24/7 in the case of an emergency, giving you peace of mind. Don't hesitate to contact us during an emergency, no matter the day or hour.
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