Preventing Facial Injuries

Posted In: Oral Health

San Diego Sports Dentistry Facial injuries occur all too often in the San Diego area. Little Leaguers get hit by inside pitches, construction workers suffer falls and other accidents at the worksite, and San Diego motorists sustain injuries in collisions every single day. Accidents at home can also result in a dental emergency or facial injury.

Serious facial injuries can affect the victim’s ability to eat, breathe, and speak. Because of the essential physical processes at risk, a person who has suffered a facial injury should receive emergency dental care as soon as possible. Injuries to the mouth are treated by general dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

At Marcos Ortega DDS, we strongly advocate the use of protective equipment for every type of sport, whether it is a team sport or individual activity. Call us at 619-717-8459 for mouthguard recommendations regarding your (or your child’s) specific sport.

Likewise, the San Diego workplace injury rate can be reduced with increased use of appropriate protective equipment and adherence to safety procedures. With respect to San Diego motor vehicle injuries, the following instructions bear repetition: Wear your seatbelt and don’t send or read text messages while driving!

If you have suffered a recent injury to your face, mouth or jaw, schedule a cosmetic dental consultation with Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego. If you are having dental problems (functional or aesthetic) due to an untreated past injury, I can also develop an effective treatment plan.

My office is located at 306 Walnut Ave, Ste 25 in San Diego.

-Dr. Marcos Ortega