Sports Dentistry in Irvine
The most important aspect in preventing sports-related orofacial injuries is wearing basic protective gear such as properly-fitting helmets, face masks, and mouth guards. Dental injuries are the most common type that happens during sports activities. Many athletes do not understand the health implications of a traumatic injury to the mouth or of the potential for incurring severe injuries while playing. At Woodbridge Dental Services, Dr. Jose Lomboy can play an important role in teaching athletes, coaches, and patients about the importance of preventing orofacial injuries in sports.
Sports dentistry also involves the treatment of athletes to repair injuries to the teeth and mouth that happen during athletic competitions and training. Sports injuries to the mouth can be disfiguring and costly, both financially and regarding the athletes’ time away from school and training. Fortunately, many sports-related injuries to the mouth can be easily prevented with customized mouth guard protection, such as the kind we provide for patients in Irvine, Tustin, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana.
Preventing Sports Injuries
Having a mouth guard made for you is easy and affordable. All you need to do is come in and fill out the paperwork; then we perform a 3D scan of your mouth, with no need for messy impressions. We have a variety of different colors available, and we can customize your guard for high-contact sports. For MMA, boxing, and martial arts we make them thicker to provide extra protection.
Our customized mouth guards are safer and made of higher quality materials than the boil and bite mouth guards offered at your local sports shop. We often have specials going for local teams, and we are passionate about making sure all our youth sports members are protected from dental injuries.
Studies show that 60% of those who play contact sports will suffer a sports-related injury. At Woodbridge Dental Services, we provide comprehensive sports dentistry, including retainers, mouth guards, and night-guards. We have our own 3D printer in-house so we can create a professional grade, custom fit mouth guard in as little as two days. The mouth guards we create for you are the same quality as those worn by professionals and offer the best protection against sports-related dental injuries. The National Federation of High School Athletics (NFHSA) has set up rules for all sports that require mouth guards in schools, which include high school football, basketball, lacrosse, and hockey. Mouth guards also are required for youth league sports and wrestlers with dental braces.
Contact Us Today for All Your Sports Dentistry Needs
If you or your child experience an injury, we can provide you with temporary restorations until permanent, long-term treatments can be appropriately planned and scheduled. We can treat you the same day and help get you back into the game quickly. Prevention is the key to avoiding sports-related dental injuries, so contact our Irvine practice today and see about getting fitted for a customized mouth guard.