The American College of Prosthodontists recommends the use of custom-made mouth guards (sport guards) to better protect the teeth and jaws from trauma during athletic activity. A mouthguard is an appliance that protects an athlete teeth from being damaged from a physical blow to the face or an accident.
Today, these three sports carry the most risks for dental injury: football, basketball, and hockey. A positive correlation can be made between the degree of contact and percentage of injury. Some of the most common injuries include fractures, tooth extrusion, intrusion and avulsion; and TMJ dislocation.
Follow these five steps before your root canal treatment or during your root canal recovery, and a few situations that can cause you to need a root canal.
How Many visits does it take to complete root canal therapy? Why do some root canals take multiple visits to do?
Dentists usually recommend for patients with pain in the pulp of the tooth pain medications such as Motrin or Ibuprofen which have an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. If patients suffer a stronger pain, Vicodin or Hydrocodone can also be prescribed. What about Antibiotics?
Research has shown that fluoride reduces cavities in both children and adults. Systemic fluorides can also give topical protection because fluoride is present in saliva, which continually bathes the teeth.