Thursday, August 17, 2023

Mouth Injuries Related To Sports

It's that time of year, sports are back in action!!!

Did you know sports are the leading cause of mouth injuries? If you play or have played a sport you have probably been hit in the mouth at least once. The most common injuries that a dentist has seen related to sports are: broken, displaced, or knocked-out teeth, and broken jaws.

What should you do if your child hurts their teeth or jaw?
  1. "If a tooth has been knocked out, the tooth needs to be put back in the mouth within 30 min. for the best chance of survival"
  • Avoid touching the root because it can be damaged easily.
  • If the tooth is dirty, hold it by the upper part and rinse it off with milk. If you don't have milk, don't clean it. Wiping it off may cause more damage.
  • If you can't get it back in the socket, put it in a cup of milk and head for the dentist or emergency room.

***Milk will help provide nutrients to the cells, DO NOT place the tooth in water***

        2. "If your child has hurt their jaw"

  • See a doctor
Remember always wear a mouthguard no matter what sport you are playing!

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