Sports Injuries Often Lead to Issues We Need to Treat
Posted on 7/23/2020 by Nevada Oral & Facial Surgery
One of the most common causes of accidental (and sometimes, purposeful) dental issues are results of playing sports or participating in some other form of physical activity. All sorts of problems can arise from pucks, balls, sticks, bats, and helmets flying all around in all directions. Not to mention all of the various body parts that are sliding into bases, going up for rebounds, or going for tackles. Here are some of the ways that sports and similar activities can cause minor to major problems that we need to check out ASAP:
Trauma Due to Incidental Contact
As we have stated, there are so many ways that an injury can occur when playing sports and doing other types of exercise or fitness activity. It is also not at all uncommon to suffer one of these kinds of occurrences at the gym or when working out outdoors. A malfunctioning piece of equipment that hits you in the face, as well a bar or weight, making some type of contact during a group fitness class are common occurrences.
It goes without saying karate, kung-fu, jujitsu, tae kwon do, boxing, wrestling, and other similar combat sports are all major candidates to produce a dental injury of some kind. This could be anything from loosened or knocked out teeth to a broken jaw to damaged or severely cut gums. When people are throwing fists, feet, and elbows at your mouth, anything can happen.
So, if you have one of these sports related injuries that need one our skilled practitioners to take a look at, then it would be wise to get in touch with our clinics before the problem gets any worse. Failure to get on top of these things quickly can soon lead to much more serious concerns.