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 victim’s ability to eat, breathe, and speak. Because of the essential physical processes at risk, a person who has suffered a facial injury should receive medical care as soon as possible. Injuries to the mouth are treated by general dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
At Timberlake Dental, we strongly advocate the use of protective equipment for every type of sport, whether it is a team sport or individual activity. Call us for mouthguard recommendations regarding your (or your child’s) specific sport.
If you have suffered a recent injury to your face, mouth or jaw, schedule a cosmetic dental consultation with Dr. Chowning at Timberlake Dental. If you are having dental problems (functional or aesthetic) due to an untreated past injury, I can also develop an effective treatment plan. We provide cosmetic dentistry services such as dental implants and porcelain veneers.