Everyone in Texas knows one of the most popular sports in the state is Football. It is also a leading cause of tooth loss, this is despite the fact most players today wear helmets, mouth guards, and cages. It is just the nature of the sport, the tackling, the running, and the aggression. All of which are what make the game fun, they are also what helps to keep Lubbock Youth Dental offices in business.
For those children playing the sport, who are quite young and loose a so-called “baby tooth” or two, it is really not a big deal. If your child gets knocked a quick visit to a Lubbock Child Dental office to have a checkup and make sure there are no other cracked teeth, injuries to the gums, or fractures in their permanent teeth and you and your child are good as new and ready to go.
But what are the options if it is one of their permanent teeth. The answer is, as much as you love football, if you can find the tooth, leave immediately and call your Lubbock Youth Dentist’s emergency line if they have one. Otherwise go to the ER. You see if action is taken quickly enough they may be able to save the tooth, or at least the base of the tooth. Believe me it’s a lot cheaper and less painful to fix it this way.
Obviously the easy way to avoid this is never to play any sports. But you cannot shelter your child from life. What kind of life would that be, so get them out there and playing one of America’s great games, and if they get injured know what to do. Preventatively many dentists will help you by making a custom mouth guard for your child, which not only reduces the instances of concussions, but also helps protect their teeth in the event they sustain a knock doing what kids do best – playing games.