Being that this week is the “Big Game” we believed it was significant to discuss about rugby injury, your teeth and how to take care of yourself from them. Rugby is an incredibly common game for children as well and professionals players to both play and enjoy. American football is a very active sport and it can cause a lot of accidental injuries such as teeth fractures.
Teeth fractures can vary from small (including chipping of the outer tooth layers called teeth enamel and dentin) to serious (concerning vertical, diagonal, or side to side fractures of the root). Teeth enamel and dentin are the two outer protecting layers of the teeth. The teeth enamel is the outermost white hard surface area. The dentin is a yellow part lying just below the enamel. Enamel and dentin both provide and protect the inner living tooth cells called the pulp. The visible one-third of the tooth is known as the crown, while the remaining two-thirds of the tooth buried in the bone tissue is named the root.
The upper front long lasting teeth are the most frequent teeth to be totally knocked out. If likely long lasting teeth should be recovered, kept moist, and put back into their sockets (reimplanted) as quickly as possible. The most essential variable influencing the success of reimplantation is the amount of time that the teeth are out of their outlet. Teeth reimplanted within one hour of the incident often reattach to their teeth sockets. John Chaves have experience with teeth injuries caused by football.
Mouth guards are already proven to decrease injury not only to teeth, gums, and the surrounding mouth bone but also to minimize injuries to the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and to lower the intensity and amount of head concussions. Mouth guards also decrease pressure and bone fragments deformation of the head when a pressure is aimed to the face. Just before the mandatory use of face masks and mouth guards for high school and college rugby players in 63, 50% of all football accidents engaged the face and the mouth area. Since the necessary use of these protective devices, dental injuries in rugby players have significantly dropped.
To find out more about tooth injury, caused by rugby and other sports and mouth guards to prevent such injuries contact your local dentist.
Have fun with the “Big Game”!
Dr John Chaves DDS is a nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in the Cosmetic Dentistry field, Dr. Chaves has co-founded four prestigious organizations, placing a strong emphasis on education. Through these programs, he himself has acquired thousands of additional hours of instruction that far exceeds the average Cosmetic Dentist. He is a recognized pioneer in Cosmetic Dentistry throughout the world and his technology is used by the most elite Cosmetic Dentists. You can visit his site at http://www.woodlandhillsdentist.org