Guarding the Smile: A Case Report on Mouth-Guard Appliance
Asian Journal of Dental Sciences,
Orofacial injuries vary in complexities and affects people of all age group. Dental trauma in sports is the major linking channel between sports and dentistry. Sports dentistry is the prevention of oral/ facial athletic injuries and related oral diseases and manifestations. The preventive measures like usage of helmets, mouthguards and other protective gears have reduced the impact of these injuries in the athletes.
This report presents a case where a patient came for follow up appointment regarding a replanted avulsed tooth in the anterior region that was carried out 1 year back. Also, it was stated by the patient that he was involved in contact sports related activity.
The patient was motivated regarding the various protective mechanisms and the advantages of using them during sports activities and custom- made mouthguard was fabricated for this patient.
- sports dentistry
- preventive gears
- dental trauma
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