What Are the Risks Associated with a Diver's Mouth?
Posted on 2/20/2020 by Oasis Dental
Diving exposes you to a whole new world. You get to see an entirely new ecosystem of underworld creatures as they interact with their native environments. Sadly, as you are busy getting fascinated by these wonders, you could easily be exposing your teeth to harm.
Commonly known as a diver's mouth, the condition can result in a lot of pain, especially if you are fond of diving. Luckily, there are many solutions to treat the condition, and preventing it is also quite straight forward.
The Diver's Mouth Risk
The diver's mouth condition starts with the type of equipment you use for diving, more specifically, your mouthpiece. People rarely give much thought to the mouthpiece they are buying alongside their diving equipment, with some buying mouthpieces that are too small for their mouths. When it comes to using them, they may bite down too hard on the pieces and clench their jaws throughout the entire dive.
This results in pain in your jaw, and can easily lead to lacerations on your gums. In case you have teeth that are already damaged, you can end up causing further damage to them. The worst thing is that it might be tough to feel the pain while diving as you are distracted by the adventure. If the pain continues after you are done diving, it might be the ideal time to schedule a visit. You can easily have developed a TMJ disorder or might have damaged your teeth or gums.
Choose The Right Mouthpiece
The best way to prevent the condition is to pick the right mouthpiece. The ideal piece should be customized to your mouth and should be the right fit. You should feel comfortable using the piece and shouldn't struggle to hold it in place.
There should never be a tradeoff between the adventure of diving and your dental health. In fact, failure to pick the right mouthpiece can result in greater dental problems in the future. Contact us if you feel excessive pain after diving for treatment.
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