Dental Injuries

Dental injuries are the most common orofacial injuries that occur in sports, and treatment can involve considerable expense. There is a 10%-per-year chance of an orofacial injury for those playing contact sports and a 33% to 50% chance of an orofacial injury during an athlete's career. Of all sports injuries, 13% to 39% are dental related. Most of these injuries are preventable, however, with correct use of a good mouthguard.


Most dental injuries are classified by location: soft tissue injuries or injuries to the teeth.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries are ...

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