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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 139-146

Sports dentistry: A review


1 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, GSL Dental College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Hi-Tech Dental College and Hospital, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India
4 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Bhalaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Naveen Kumar Ramagoni
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur - 584 103, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0762.149019

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Dental trauma in sports is the major linking channel between sports and dentistry. Sports dentistry is the prevention of oral/facial athletic injuries and related oral diseases and manifestations. In children, sports activities were found to be responsible for 13% of overall oral trauma. It is emphasized that there is a great need for "Team Dentist" from high schools to professional teams. In this review, we discuss the relationship between sports and dentistry, and the importance of educating parents, teachers, and children in prevention of injuries related to the sports.


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