Diver's mouth is a condition that can come about in those that live to scuba dive. If you do not scuba dive, then you are not at risk for this condition. However, if you do scuba dive regularly or if you are going to be going scuba diving then you need to consider protecting your teeth and mouth from diver's mouth.
What is Diver's Mouth?
Diver's mouth happens when the pressure from the water around you dips and your teeth and mouth try to match the pressure. This can become uncomfortable and sometimes painful for the diver if they are not prepared for this to happen. While this does not happen all the time, those with many fillings, cracks in their teeth or anything loose should visit our office before they go diving.
Diver's mouth doesn't always happen, but to reduce the risks of having this happen to you, you should always speak with us about the work that needs to be done. We can make sure that all of your fillings are tightened and in place, that all cracks and crevices are filled and more.
The mouthpiece can also cause problems with the jaw. Make sure the mouth piece is fitted correctly inside your mouth. Being able to meet with our dentists before you head into the bottom of the ocean to do some scuba diving can help put your mind at ease when it comes to scuba diving.
Call us today to schedule an appointment to come in and speak with our dentists and professionals. We want to make sure that your oral health is protected while you're out doing something you love and something that is just as exhilarating. You want to swim with each and visiting us first can help reduce the chances of dealing with diver's mouth.
Century Dental Dr. Jefferson Call, DMD & Dr. Dix Densley, DDS