Sports dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals specifically with sports related injuries, treatment and prevention. Aspetar’s one-of-a-kind Sports Dentistry Department offers preventative, oral trauma treatment, restorative, endodontic, prosthodontics, and aesthetic dentistry for all athletes.
The Sports Dentistry Department is committed to the overall healthcare of athletes by providing them with the best dental care available, thereby supporting them in achieving their full potential through dental education, prevention and treatment.
Oral surgery is an important component to sports-related injuries for athletes, with the most common area of dental trauma being the upper front teeth. With our internationally renowned oral surgery consultants, we are able to provide sound clinical advice and comprehensive treatment for every patient.
Prevention is critical within the field of Sports Dentistry. Mouthguards protect against sports-related oral injuries and trauma by protecting teeth, gums, and lips, and should always be worn to protect teeth during sporting activities. Aspetar’s in-house dental lab allows us to fabricate the highest quality customised mouth guards and night guards. Prepared using a specific material customised for sports use, the guards are specifically designed for each individual.
Promoting good oral health and, essentially, an athlete’s overall health, Aspetar’s Sports Dentistry Department advocates both the highest level of quality treatment
s and the best education to ensure patients are receiving the specialized care they need.
One way this is achieved is through Prosthodontic treatments, such as full-ceramic fillings, crowns, bridges, and veneers, by using cutting edge equipment, allowing the development of restorations in only one session. Restorations are inserted using a material that is able to match a patient’s natural tooth enamel, allowing the dentist to save as much healthy tooth as possible whilst providing a dental filling that not only strengthens the tooth, but looks and feels natural to the patient.
Endodontic treatment is provided to treat teeth in which decay has reached the pulp (nerve) and restorative treatment is no longer an option; i.e. periapical lesions or non-vital tooth due to trauma. The pulp is cleaned (obturated) and filled with a special material to prevent further complications. The majority of endodontic treatment is followed by Prosthodontic treatment as the structure of the tooth has become weakened.
Using state-of-the-art technology, our goal is to enhance patient experience using the most advanced procedures and equipment available, thereby ensuring every patient has a healthy mouth.
Aspetar’s Sports Dentistry Department is fully equipped with a digital panoramic, which is a full mouth external x-ray to view both teeth, bones, and the jaw; and a cephalometric x-ray unit, an external x-ray which gives a profile or side-view of the face, and is designed to take full mouth x-rays in less than 12 seconds. Used for athlete screenings and treatment, the state of the art digital x-ray equipment provides both intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs, giving our world-class dentists the opportunity to determine any possible further complications that can’t be seen through an oral examination.
In addition to this, Aspetar also provides the latest technology in a whitening procedure that is proven to be fast, effective and long lasting.
Pit and fissure sealant services are also provided to aid in the prevention of dental decay by sealing the grooves in the premolars and molars, which are prone to bacteria, to assist in the prevention of disease.
Aspetar is committed to promoting education in sports dentistry with prevention methods, and is the first institution to provide on-going oral health education through numerous hands-on demonstrations, lectures, internal programmes and symposiums. These include;
- Aspire Academy Programme - created to provide oral health education to Aspire Academy students
- Oral Health Day Symposium - held for the first time in April 2015 and had visitors and speakers from across Qatar sharing their knowledge and expertise
- Creation of the first known dental emergency kit in the Middle East
The kit, which contains various medicaments to relieve the pain of athletes on the field, provides a temporary solution for the athlete until they are able to visit Aspetar and meet with their dentist.
In addition, Aspetar will be holding the highly anticipated Oral and Maxillofacial Injuries in Boxing Symposium in October 2015 during the World Boxing Championship in Qatar.