Sports injuries are one of the most common ways to incur a dental emergency. Sports guards or mouthguards are devices that go over the teeth to protect them in case of injury to the head. If you or your child participates in any body contact or aggressive sports, it’s important to include mouthguards as part of protective athletic equipment. At Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, Washington, we want to ensure that everyone is protected from dental injury but understand that sometimes accidents happen. In addition to advocating about mouthguards, Dr. Ann Kelley and her team offer emergency and restorative treatment in the event of a sports injury.
Mouthguards protect against broken teeth, broken appliances or braces, cut lips, and any other damage that can occur during sports.
When choosing a mouthguard, it’s important that it is comfortable, durable, and tear-resistant. Mouthguards should protect the teeth and gums, but they should not restrict your ability to breathe or speak. There are three main types of sports mouthguards:
If a sports injury does occur, we offer services such as emergency care, missing tooth replacement, bonding, and more to restore the tooth. If a tooth has been knocked out, it’s imperative to get to the dentist as soon as possible to try and save the tooth. If possible, it should be either placed back in the socket or brought in a glass of milk.
For more information on sports dentistry or in case of an emergency, call Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, WA at (425) 385-0080 today.
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