Facial injuries occur all too often. Little Leaguers get hit by inside pitches; basketball and soccer players can run into each other or get hit or kicked in the face. Football, martial arts, and wrestling all also place participants at very high risk for dental-facial injury.
Serious facial injuries can affect the victim¹s ability to eat, breathe, and speak. Becaue of the essential physical processes at risk, a person who has suffered a facial injury should receive medical care as soon as possible. Traumatic injuries to the mouth are treated by general dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
Dr. Saleh strongly advocates the use of protective equiment for every type of sport, whether it is a team sport or individual activity. Call us for mouth guard recommendations regarding your (or your child¹s) specific sport.
If you have suffered a recent injury to your face, mouth, or jaw, schedule a cosmetic dental consultation with Dr. Saleh. If you are having dental problems (functional or esthetic) due to an untreated past injury, we can also develop an effective treatment plan.