Common Dental Injury Management in Athletes

  title={Common Dental Injury Management in Athletes},
  author={Eliot J Young and Charaley Macias and Lindsay Stephens},
  journal={Sports Health},
  pages={250 - 255}
Context: Orofacial and dental trauma continues to be a commonly encountered issue for the sports medicine team. All sports have some risk for dental injury, but “contact sports” presumably incur more risk. Immediate evaluation and proper management of the most common injuries to dentition can result in saving or restoration of tooth structure. Despite the growing body of evidence, mouth guard use and dental protection have not paralleled the increase in sports participation. Evidence… 

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