Sports Dentistry

Sports Dentistry

Sports Dentistry services offered in Fort Wayne and Huntington, IN

Sports dentistry can protect your teeth and gums if you play contact sports, lead an active lifestyle, or work a physically demanding job. The team at Marvel Dental in Fort Wayne and Huntington, Indiana, offers various sports dentistry services, including custom sports mouthguards, same-day dentistry, and injury prevention education. Call the nearest Marvel Dental office to schedule a sports dentistry appointment, or book your visit online today. 

Sports Dentistry Q&A

Can sports dentistry reduce my risk of oral injuries?

Yes. If you play sports or do extreme activities like rock climbing or mountain biking, partnering with the sports dentistry providers at Marvel Dental is one of the best decisions you can make. 

The Marvel Dental team has years of experience caring for all types of activity-related oral issues, including chipped, loose, and knocked-out teeth. 

What services does sports dentistry include?

The Marvel Dental team offers various sports dentistry services, including:

Custom sports mouthguards

A sports mouthguard is a removable plastic appliance that fits snugly over your upper or lower teeth. Sports mouthguards look similar to the “boil and bite” mouthguards you can buy at the store, but they’re designed specifically for you. As a result, they’re less bulky, longer lasting, and make it easier to breathe. 

The Marvel Dental team designs your mouthguard to align with your needs. They can even be customized to match your team’s colors. 

Treatment of sports-related dental injuries

Playing sports increases the risk of common dental injuries, like loose, chipped, and knocked-out teeth. In the heat of competition, balls, stray elbows, and equipment like sticks threaten your smile. If you mountain bike or skateboard, falling or running into an object presents similar risks.

The Marvel Dental team offers a variety of restorative treatments, including crowns, bridges, and dental implants. If you lose or damage a tooth, they can restore your smile and prevent the injury from worsening.

Same-day dentistry

Certain sports injuries, like knocked-out teeth, require prompt attention. Waiting for treatment longer than a few hours can increase your risk of more serious issues or cause the need for extractions. 

The Marvel Dental team offers same-day appointments for dental emergencies. If you hurt yourself while playing sports or doing other strenuous activities, call the nearest office or walk in during normal business hours.

How can I prevent the need for sports dentistry?

There’s no way to entirely prevent sports and activity-related injuries, but you can reduce your risk by protecting your teeth during competition and practicing good oral hygiene. The Marvel Dental team recommends brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting your dentist every six months for preventive care.

During competitions, always wear a mouthguard. You should also avoid bad habits like nail-biting, opening packaging with your teeth, and chewing on ice cubes.

Call the nearest Marvel Dental office to schedule a sports dentistry appointment, or book your visit online today.