Sports accidents - risk for teeth

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They are always in search of the ultimate thrill, the extreme thrill. With their snowboard they plunge down slopes, the slope of which causes the television viewer to freeze the blood in their veins. Of course, such extreme sports are the daredevils of the ever growing fan base of the so-called trend sports such as mountain biking, rollerblading or skate and snowboarding. However, only a very few are aware of the high level of physical risks: according to one study, as many as 35 percent of all children and adolescents suffer tooth injuries in the permanent dentition. These accidents often lead to lifelong consequences and premature tooth loss.

Even "classic" sport not dangerous

Although Winston Churchill's general statement that sport is murder was also clearly exaggerated, it must nevertheless be stated that even "classic" sport is not exactly harmless. Because team sports with high physical use and martial arts have a particularly high risk of injury to the teeth. Around 80 percent of such accidents affect the upper incisors. Especially sports accidents in ice hockey, hockey, American football, boxing, handball and basketball "shine" with a high percentage of dental injuries in the statistics. But in the case of tooth loss due to accidents, it is now possible to optimally restore knocked-out or broken teeth and even receive them for life with specific therapy.

Tricky recovery attempts

If the accident has already happened, then it is extremely important in the salvage experiments to adhere to certain rules of the game: The "souvenir" from the halfpipe - for example, a broken tooth - should not be touched at the tooth root. It's best to just touch it on the tooth crown. Almost more important: The good piece must never be cleaned. Instead, a moist storage is recommended - ideally in a tooth rescue box, in cold UHT milk or a sterile saline solution. And then it's time to go to the dentist! There the departing biter moves into the hands of the dentist, who can examine the patient without time pressure and plan the therapy.

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