DENTAL SPORTS INJURIES
Dental sports injuries, particularly in contact sports such as rugby and ball games like cricket and hockey, are increasingly common. Many dental emergencies are a result of oral injury from a sporting event. Adults, teenagers and children may all experience dental sports injuries.
An oral or dental injury as a result of a sporting activity may lead to tooth damage, tooth loss, oral infection and a loss of confidence. Toothache, jaw pain and oral discomfort may also cause headaches and pain radiating through the face and into the neck and back.
Therefore, treating a dental sports injury as an emergency by contacting an emergency dentist for treatment will enable the injured party to receive the dental care they need for pain relief, tooth restoration and healthy oral function. Serious dental injuries may lead to medical emergencies. At the very least the injured person should be checked by an emergency dentist if their mouth is injured.
Mouth injuries can affect eating choices, chewing ability, appetite and word pronunciation for speech. If left untreated teeth may compensate for the injury by moving out of the natural tooth position, thus resulting in misaligned teeth and malocclusion. Orthodontic care may then be required but can be avoided through proper emergency dental care.