Some sports, such as tennis, swimming and volleyball, require little or no physical contact between teammates, opponents and sporting equipment. Other sports, such as football, lacrosse and basketball, require an untold amount of physical interaction, with much of it being extremely rough.
The office of Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery wants you to remind you to “play it safe” to help fend off serious, painful facial injuries that can take the fun out of the game. We also want you to know that, should you suffer an injury, our highly skilled oral surgeons are committed to restoring the functions and appearance of your face. Our elite team has the ability, focus and flexibility to demonstrate unparalleled professional proficiency.
Here are some tips to follow, all of which endorse the saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Wear a mouth guard. Dentists and dental specialists can make customized mouth guards that are comfortable and let you speak and breathe normally. A properly fitted mouth guard is an essential piece of any athlete’s protective equipment.
Sport a helmet. They absorb the pressure of an impact and are a huge factor in preventing damage to the face and head.
The eyes have it. Keep your peepers and the area around them safe with protective eyewear. Eyes are especially susceptible to harm when playing sports. It takes only an errant elbow, baseball or field hockey stick to introduce impairment.
Face it. Face shields are imperative when protecting every part of your face, from your forehead to your cheeks to your mouth.
The office of Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery uses state-of-the-art knowledge and technology to perform a complete array of oral surgery procedures with the utmost care and precision. Our team is made up of friendly, highly trained specialists who are eager to provide the very best in care. Please don’t hesitate to call us for an appointment!
By Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
June 21, 2021