The lifetime dental rehabilitation costs of a sports-related oral injury can approach several thousand dollars per tooth for the child or athlete who loses a tooth (or teeth) in a sporting injury. This does not include the associated costs of hours in the dental office and the possible development of secondary problems, such as periodontal disease.
The total rehabilitation costs for a single knocked-out tooth are more than 20 times the preventative cost for a custom-made, dentist prescribed sports mouthguard.
A Custom Mouthguard Ensures Protection
Not all mouthguards are created equal. Dentist-fabricated, custom-made sports mouthguards are often more comfortable than stock or boil-and-bite mouthguards. Because they don't fit as accurately, mass-produced mouthguards are often uncomfortable and frequently interfere with the athlete's ability to breathe and speak.
To find out more about how a custom mouthguard can provide better protection for the athlete in your family, please contact Medical Arts Dentistry or call (912) 355-0605 today.