Athletes often pay particular attention to their physical health, but how much do they think about their oral health? With up to 39% of dental injuries attributed to sports and an estimated 50% of children sustaining an injury before graduation, it’s essential to understand the risks you or your child face as an athlete. Untreated dental injuries could lead to more significant (and costlier) problems down the line.
If you think you may have experienced this due to sports or another activity, don’t wait to be seen. Schedule an appointment with our Long Island team that specializes in sports-related dental traumas.
There are many ways a tooth can become damaged, on or off the field. However, some types of dental traumas are more common in sports than others. While basketball has the biggest percentage of injuries, other high-contact sports could leave you with significant pain. Hockey, football, lacrosse, baseball, boxing, martial arts, and other sports can all leave your mouth vulnerable to damage.
If you play a sport, watch for these common types of injuries:
If you’ve experienced or think you may have suffered from a dental injury, contact our Long Island dental team today. Our surgeons are experienced in a wide variety of dental and maxillofacial surgeries to help athletes and other patients achieve flawless, natural-looking smiles. Contact us today to schedule an appointment
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