According to the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety, a young athlete is 60x more likely to sustain damage to the mouth and teeth when not wearing an athletic mouth guard. In the book Text and Color Atlas of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth, the authors list 8 functions of a mouth guard:
Antibiotics are a powerful adjunct to be utilized with other clinical treatment and should not be solely relied on to treat dental infections.
Tooth avulsion is the complete displacement of a tooth from its socket owing to trauma. The treatment for permanent teeth consists of replantation, immediately if possible.
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