Sports Dentistry

Sports Dentistry: Protecting Athletes' Smiles at Alta Vista Dental Care

At Alta Vista Dental Care, we understand the risks athletes face regarding oral injuries during sports activities. Our sports dentistry services focus on treating and preventing dental injuries, ensuring athletes maintain both the health and aesthetics of their smiles.

Common Mouth Injuries in Sports

Addressing Dental Traumas: Various sports expose athletes to risks of oral injuries. Our team is experienced in managing these conditions effectively:

Knocked-Out Tooth

Time is critical in saving a knocked-out tooth. If this happens, avoid putting the tooth back in the socket yourself. Clean it gently, holding it by the crown, and keep it moist. Ideally, store it in cold milk or saliva until you can receive professional care.

Cracked or Chipped Tooth

Immediate dental attention is needed for chips or cracks that expose the tooth's pulp. The extent of damage will determine the treatment, ranging from fillings or bonding to more complex procedures if the nerve is affected.

Tooth Displacement

In cases where a tooth is displaced but not knocked out, contact your dentist right away. Avoid trying to reposition the tooth yourself and use ice to manage swelling or discomfort.

Preventing Dental Injuries in Sports

Custom Mouthguards: Essential Protective Gear: One of the best ways to prevent dental injuries during sports is to wear a mouthguard. At Alta Vista Dental Care, we provide custom-fitted mouthguards that offer superior protection compared to over-the-counter options. These mouthguards are tailored to fit comfortably and securely, minimizing the risk of oral injuries during athletic activities.

Why Choose Alta Vista Dental Care for Sports Dentistry

Expert Care for Athletes:

  • Custom Solutions: We offer personalized mouthguards and treatments tailored to each athlete’s specific needs.
  • Rapid Response to Injuries: Our team is prepared to provide prompt and effective treatment for sports-related dental injuries.
  • Preventive Approach: We focus on prevention, helping athletes avoid dental injuries and the need for emergency dental care.

Schedule Your Sports Dentistry Appointment

Whether you are an athlete looking for a custom mouthguard or need treatment for a sports-related dental injury, Alta Vista Dental Care is here to help. We’re committed to providing athletes with the care they need to keep their smiles safe and healthy.

Call us at (530) 885-3368 to schedule an appointment for a custom mouthguard fitting or to receive treatment for a sports-related dental injury. Protect your smile with the expert care at Alta Vista Dental Care.

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