How to avoid dental injuries?

Athletic injuries:

Orofacial trauma is the most common type of injuries seen at sporting activities. A tumble or an elbow to the lips while playing basketball or wrestling can cause severe, life-altering injury. Teeth can be preserved by wearing a custom-fit mouth guard made exclusively by a dentist.

Current research has refuted the concept that a mouth guard could reduce the risk of concussion by stabilising the jaw. Dental emergencies, such as damage to the teeth or gums, can be dangerous and should not be disregarded. Ignoring a Dental issue can lead to irreversible damage and the need for later, more involved and expensive treatment.

Broken fillings and crowns:

If you’ve ever had a crown or filling come out, it wasn’t because you over brushed or pulled it out with floss. Recurrent deterioration or a compromised seal around a repair are the reasons for its failure. The best way to prevent the growth of germs is, in fact, to floss around it.

Every dental implant has a chance of deteriorating over time. The replacement of the crown or filling will help your dentist prevent an emergency by ensuring that you receive continued preventative treatment, practice great dental hygiene every day, and attend to the dentist frequently.

You could detect a hard spot or a hole when running your tongue along your teeth, signifying that something has broken. Crowns stand out more. Even if you don’t need to maintain a filling to glue it back in place, keep your dental crown.

Chipped teeth:

One of the most common dental injuries is a chipped front tooth. Although these injuries are almost often completely inadvertent, you should never use your teeth as tools. Examples are when a child accidentally hits you in the mouth with their head or when you open a package with your front teeth by accident.

If you were hit in the mouth and chip a tooth, try to find the shattered piece as quickly as possible. If you see a dentist as quickly as possible, the fractured component of your tooth may be able to be cemented back into place.

Bruxing and tooth wear:

If you have a habit of clenching and grinding your teeth, they (and any dental work) may fracture or wear out. “Bruxism” is the medical term for teeth grinding, which frequently occurs during sleeping.

But, it might be a risky habit if you are stressed at work or on your way home from work. If your jaws are becoming uncomfortable or you wake up with a headache, consult your dentist about getting a protective splint or mouth guard to wear before your teeth chip, break, or are otherwise hurt.

Abscessed teeth:

Delaying dental treatment until a tooth “bothers” you may result in a little cavity becoming a bigger one. When the disease progresses inside the tooth, the nerve may get infected, die, and begin to abscess through your gum tissues. In rare cases, tooth abscesses have caused fatal infections that spread to other regions of the body.

Prenatal dental care:

The traditional “drill-and-fill” process employed in dentistry for several decades is no longer in use. Instead, the goal is to prevent dental emergencies and problems from occurring in the first place. The most efficient way to accomplish this is to keep your teeth healthy by arranging frequent preventative care visits at least every six months.

If you put off obtaining a dental exam because you don’t have dental insurance, you may wind up hurting yourself both financially and in terms of your oral health. Enrolling in a Cigna dental savings plan is a cost-effective way to save 15-50% on routine visits.

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