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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?