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.
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?
Amalgam, a mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper is a dental filling material used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. Approximately 50% of dental amalgam is elemental mercury by weight. Dental amalgam might cause these individuals to develop oral lesions or other contact reactions.
At Dr. Zak dental office cosmetic dentistry is one of the major specializations which deals with the appearance of your teeth and smile. We offer our patients porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, teeth whitening and other advanced cosmetic dental procedures.