Sports Dentistry

Athletic events or practices can be unpredictable. You never know how the game or practice will go and when an injury could occur. Dental emergencies are often caused by participation in an athletic event, but that doesn’t mean you or your child shouldn’t be able to take part in your sport of choice. Dr. Della Bella creates custom-made mouthguards that can prevent oral and facial injuries due to athletic activity. He also has extensive experience in treating dental injuries that were unable to be prevented.

What is Sports Dentistry?

Sports dentistry is the practice of preventing and treating athletic injuries to the mouth and face, as well as oral diseases. Another important aspect of sports dentistry is educating athletes and their coaches and trainers about how to manage dental injuries that can occur during athletics. Dr. Della Bella recommends that athletes participating in the following sports take precautions to prevent injuries to the mouth:

  • Hockey
  • Racquetball
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Bicycling
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Karate
  • Boxing
  • And more!

How Our Services Can Help You

Dr. Della Bella is passionate about protecting athletes from dental injuries and even works as the team dentist for The Cincinnati Reds and other high school teams and amateur athletic organizations around Cincinnati.

One of the most important things to protect an athlete’s mouth is wearing a mouthguard in order to prevent injury. Our team creates hundreds of custom-made mouthguards each year. These appliances protect the mouth and jawbone from injury, and they also hold the jaw in a natural position that can keep your bite in the correct position and relax your neck and facial muscles.

We also educate teams on how to manage a dental injury with our Emergency Treatment of Athletic Dental Injuries Card. This can help provide direction in the case of a dental emergency.

Call Us Today

If you need a custom-made mouthguard or have any other sports dentistry needs, there’s no better place to turn than Dr. Della Bella and our expert team. Call us today to get the preventative care or treatment you need!