What is Sports Dentistry?
Sports dentistry focuses on the prevention of damage to teeth resulting from an active lifestyle, as well as treatment for facial trauma that resulted in broken and avulsed teeth. As team dentist for the USC Hockey Team, as well as the dentist for the training facility of the Anaheim Ducks and a provider with US Figure Skating Sports Medicine Caring, Dr. Ryoo is equipped to handle sports-related dental concerns with preventive care, emergency dental treatments, and oral appliances.
Treatment for Sports Accident and Injury
While the primary goal of sports dentistry is to prevent injury to teeth, there are plenty of times when accidents happen, especially in high impact sports. In these cases, it’s important to see care from a dentist that has experience treating trauma and injury to restore oral health and function. Dr. Ryoo provides emergency treatment for broken and avulsed teeth. Through restorative treatments like dental implant placement, cosmetic dental bonding, and root canal therapy, Dr. Ryoo can replace lost teeth and treat teeth that have been compromised due to accident and injury.
With a focus on both form and function, Dr. Ryoo can ensure that your smile looks seamlessly repaired after a sports-related dental injury.
Custom-Fitted Mouth Guards
Dr. Ryoo provides athletic mouth guards that meet safety standards for protecting health and wellness of an active participant in sports activities. All of our mouth guards are custom-created based off of detailed impressions of your teeth, so they fit snugly and securely for adequate protection from impact. Mouth guards are also made from FDA-approved materials and made to be 3mm thick around specific parts for your smile for ideal coverage and shock absorption. We encourage patients to get the most out of their mouth guards by properly caring for them, which include stowing them correctly in carrying cases and cleaning them after use.
If you have been provided with a mouth guard to wear during sports, Dr. Ryoo may ask you to bring the mouth guard with you to a future appointment, so he can determine wear and tear and suggest a new mouth guard when the time is right. As an appliance that has been worn down in crucial areas will not provide the right amount of protection for teeth, keeping a close eye on the state of your mouth guard is important.
Learn more about Sports Dentistry
If you live an active lifestyle, it’s important to invest in a mouth guard for your health and safety. For more information about preventive dental care for athletes, contact our Fullerton dental office.