Highgrove Dental Care
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  • Dental Office St. Paul MN
  • Dental Office St. Paul MN
  • Dental Office St. Paul MN

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Dr. Jadilyn Grittner and Dr. John Grittner along with our entire team are dedicated to giving you high-quality care without pain or anxiety. Our dental staff is professional, educated, and experienced in helping patients achieve optimum oral health and have the best dental experience ever! Take a moment to learn more about us. We look forward to seeing you at Highgrove Dental Care.

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"Dr. O'Neill is a perfectionist! He knows the latest techniques and has the most updated equipment. He is very thorough in his assessments and is knowledgeable. I highly recommend him. Great, friendly staff. Very professional." - Mary Dunnavan

Mouthguards

July 11, 2021
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Posted By: John Grittner
boy playing | Mouthguards in Saint Paul

Mouthguards and Orofacial trauma.

Why do we suggest mouth guards for those of us that play contact sports?  It’s because studies have shown that trauma to the teeth and jaw is 1.6-1.9 times more likely. This is a 160 to 190% increase in risk.  When trauma occurs it is an emergency, it usually happens to the teeth in the aesthetic zone and emergency care is often needed.  Possible root canal treatments, possible fillings, crowns, or even extractions. 

I have personally come in after-hours several times for avulsed teeth (pushed out due to trauma) due to girl’s high school basketball.  Long-term success for any avulsed tooth is poor even when all treatments are exhausted.

Personal advice, consider mouthguard use.  An over-the-counter mouth guard or a more comfortable and better fitting professionally made guard that can be used on a routine basis.  Prevention is key to preventing unneeded dental emergency dental procedures and long-term follow-up procedures.  Remember your permanent teeth are meant to last us a lifetime. 

Mouthguards in Saint Paul, MN

Let us know at Highgrove Dental Care if you are an active person where there is a risk of facial trauma.  We have the ability to fabricate strong comfortable athletic guards that can save your smile and prevent you from a lifetime of dental treatment often needed for traumatized teeth.

 

John Grittner DDS

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