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Sports/Injury Prevention Oral Health!. Dental Injury The most common type of oral and facial injury sustained during participation in sports The majority.

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1 Sports/Injury Prevention Oral Health!

2 Dental Injury The most common type of oral and facial injury sustained during participation in sports The majority of dental injuries are preventable

3 Oral Injury Every athlete involved in contact sports has about a 10% chance per season of an oral injury, or a 33-56% chance during an athletic career

4 Highest Incidence Highest incidence of dental injuries for male athletes was observed in wrestling and basketball. For the female athletes, the highest incidence occurred in field hockey and basketball

5 Mouthguards prevent over 200,000 injuries Stock Boil bite Custom made

6 Types of Mouthguards Stock – gives the least protection, basically one size fits all, very bulky Boil bite – this is the most popular mouth guard Custom made- is a custom fit mouth guard made from a stone cast of your mouth, using a strong plastic material

7 Optimum protection

8 Types of Trauma to the Teeth fractured teeth tooth avulsion tooth intrusion

9 Tooth Fracture

10 Tooth Avulsion entire tooth is knocked out

11 Cost to replant a tooth

12 Tooth Intrusion Tooth pushed into gingiva

13 Treatment of oral injuries include treatment of injuries at the dental or medical office, and also treatment at the site of injury, such as an ice rink or football field Treatment of Oral Injuries

14 Got milk or saliva An avulsed tooth should be transported immediately to the dentist in mild or saliva An avulsed tooth should be transported immediately to the dentist in mild or saliva Replanted within minutes Replanted within minutes The best method is to use saliva because it is compatible with the periodontal ligament cells and helps keep them viable The best method is to use saliva because it is compatible with the periodontal ligament cells and helps keep them viable

15 Typical First Aid Kit Cold compresses Waxed Dental Floss Plastic Cups

16 Improvements and Prevention Properly fitted mouthguards reduce the chances from a blow to your face that can injure your teeth, lips, cheeks, tongue and jaw Dentistry now recommends wearing properly fitted mouthguards in non-contact sports such as in-line skating and gymnastics Properly fitted mouthguards should be worn at all times during practice and games Whatever you play, protect your teeth


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