Sports Injury Prevention & Recovery

Call (434) 817-1817 to schedule a dental exam for your child.

Contact Us

Did your child experience an injury while playing sports?

Sports are an excellent activity for kids. Participating in sports teaches leadership skills, teamwork, work ethic, and so much more. However, in any sports activity there is a risk of injury.

At Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville, we’re here to help your child get through any sports trauma injuries they suffer. We can also help them reduce their risk of injury with a custom mouth guard.

Is Your Child Experiencing Any of the Following?

  • Knocked out or severely damaged tooth
  • Pain or discomfort after an impact
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Loose teeth

If so, contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child.

“I’ve taken my kids here for years. I highly recommend this place. The staff are very friendly and always make you feel welcomed. It’s a relaxing atmosphere. Dr. Joe and his team are the best around in my opinion.”

— Kat

Has your child experienced a sports trauma injury? We offer emergency dentistry appointments

Many sports injuries can’t wait for a scheduled appointment. Contact our team to schedule an emergency dental appointment for your child.

Schedule An Emergency Appointment

Treating Sports Trauma Injuries at Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville

Almost all sports dental injuries are a result of an impact to the face, either from another child, a ball, or a piece of equipment. Many of these injuries can result in the loss of your child’s tooth, either primary or adult. Even though your child’s primary teeth will be lost eventually, for younger children, primary teeth are needed for the proper development of their mouth.

We offer a variety of restorative dental procedures to treat these injuries effectively to ensure the continued normal development of your child’s teeth.

Common reasons for tooth pain can include:

  • Tooth decay, resulting in cavities 
  • Broken or damaged tooth 
  • Tooth infection
Restorative Dentistry Services

Preventing Sports Injuries

Protecting the teeth and mouth is important at any age. Custom athletic mouth guards can help protect not only your child’s teeth, but reduce the risk of concussion. Our custom, personalized mouth guards are specially made to fit your child’s teeth for the most effective protection.

If your child participates in athletic activities, they’re a great candidate for a custom mouth guard. We strongly recommend a custom mouth guard to any child involved in sports, especially high-contact sports.

Together we can discuss your best options for dental injury prevention at any age. If you have any questions about custom mouth guards or sports injury prevention, just ask your child’s dentist at his or her next appointment, or contact us today.

We Accept Most Insurance & Medicaid

We believe every child should have access to the best dental care possible. We proudly accept Medicaid and many other insurance plans, including those from:

  • Anthem
  • Metlife
  • Guardian
  • United Concordia
  • Delta Dental
  • Cigna

Meet Our Doctors & Staff

Our dentists are compassionate, caring, gentle, empathetic, and sensitive to the needs of every child.

Learn More About Our Doctors & Staff

Call (434) 817-1817 to Schedule An Appointment For Your Child

Contact Us Online

Sports Injury FAQ

How Safe are Custom Mouth Guards?

Very safe! Custom mouth guards offer the best fit and the most effective protection. Creating your child’s custom athletic mouth guard is a safe and simple process that will protect the investment you’ve made in their dental health.

Does My Child Need to Avoid Eating or Drinking Before A Custom Mouth Guard Fitting?

A custom mouth guard can be made without regard to recent food or drink consumption. Of course, a good brushing is recommended before the guard is fitted to keep things clean and sanitary. Eating or drinking before or after the fitting does not affect the process.

How Often Should My Child Get A Custom Mouth Guard Made?

Custom mouth guards are made to fit like a glove, and they will do so as long as your child’s teeth remain the same as when the guard was fitted. If your child notices their mouth guard no longer fits well, it could be a sign their teeth have shifted or they have grown. In this case, it may be a good idea to get a new custom mouth guard to fit them better.

Learn More About Our Complete Offering of Dental Services

Dental Exams

Dental Cleanings

Restorative Treatment



General Anesthesia

View All Treatments

Call (434) 817-1817 to Schedule An Appointment For Your Child

Contact Us Online

Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville

Address: 1470 Pantops Mountain Pl Ste 1 Charlottesville, VA 22911 (Click for Directions)

Hours: Mon-Thur: 8AM-5PM | Fri: 8AM-4PM

Phone: (434) 260-6836

Fax: (434) 817-1819