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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 11, Issue.: 6

Review Article

Sports Dentistry and Mouthguards


Suryakant C. Deogade1*, Gunjan Dube2, K. Sumathi1, Prashant Dube1, Utkarsh Katare3 and Divya Katare4

1Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.

2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.

3Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, People’s College of Dental Science and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

4Department of Endodontics and Operative Dentistry, Bhabha College of Dental Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Article Information
(1) Ibrahim El-Sayed M. El-Hakim, Ain Shams University, Egypt and Riyadh College of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(1) Preetika Chandna, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, India.
(2) Sinval Adalberto Rodrigues Junior, Universidade Comunitária Regional de Chapecó, Brazil.
(3) Vaclav Pouchly, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.
Complete Peer review History: http://sciencedomain.org/review-history/11631


Dental and orofacial injuries have been reported to be the most commonly occurring form of traumatic injury resulting from sport-related activities. Sports dentistry is the upcoming field in dentistry which is associated with the correct diagnosis, prevention and treatment of orofacial injuries and related oral diseases. This branch also deals with the collection and dissemination of information on dental athletic injuries and the encouragement of research in the prevention of such traumatic injuries. This article discusses an overview of sport-related injuries in orofacial and dental region, incidence, evaluation, treatment and their prevention. It also discusses the several functions and types of mouthguards. It stresses the prime role of dentist in educating the general public, parents/guardians, staffs of emergency department, coaches and athletes regarding health risks and benefits of mouth guards including the importance of emergency care for orofacial injuries.

Keywords :

Orofacial injuries; dental trauma; mouthguards; contact sports.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/20413

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