We are experts when it comes to protecting smiles and repairing teeth damaged by sports-related injuries.
As the Official Team Dentists of the Portland Trail Blazers, we have the knowledge, experience, and training to provide dental care for all our sports lovers. One of our doctors attend each home game to be on standby in case of dental injuries. We see athletes of all ages and abilities and will customize preventive protection options for your specific sport, age, and comfort.
The best way to prevent dental injuries while playing your favorite sport is by wearing a custom mouthguard.
Custom mouthguards provide superior protection and are more comfortable than store-bought or over-the-counter boil-and-bite guards. They are less bulky, so you can breath easier, communicate with teammates more effectively, and focus on your game for optimal performance.
We custom fit each mouthguard specifically to your teeth, and we design them to meet the impact needs you specify. They can be customized to match your team colors, designs, and more!
Sports-Related Dental Injuries
Dental injuries are common in many popular sports. Stray elbows, hockey sticks, and fly balls all pose a threat to your smile. Even activities such as mountain biking and other adventure sports have been known to break teeth.
If you have trauma to your teeth, it is important to be evaluated in our office.
Below you will find information about common sports-related dental injuries:
Avulsion – Your tooth gets knocked out of your mouth. If this occurs, and you are not able to reposition the tooth yourself, it is best to store it in a glass of milk and bring it in to your dentist immediately. The success of re-implantation is greatly reduced if the tooth becomes dried out or remains out of the socket for more than 30 minutes. Once re-implanted, your dentist will need to splint the tooth in place prior to deciding on any further treatment.
Displacement – Your tooth is still in your mouth but in the wrong position. Like avulsion, it is important to get your tooth back into its original position. You may do this yourself or have someone do it for you if you can't get into your dentist immediately. Once re-implanted, your dentist will need to splint the tooth in place prior to deciding on any further treatment.
Fracture – Your tooth is broken. Fractures vary in severity and location. The smallest fractures can be monitored while a more severe break can mean the end of the tooth's lifespan in your mouth.
Contact Us Immediately!
If you suffer from a sports-related injury, contact us right away so we can take care of you as soon as possible.