While contact sports can be very fulfilling for many reasons, imagine how you would feel if you suddenly lost one or several of your teeth. This could affect your life in many ways, including talking, eating, or smiling. Sometimes teeth can get chipped or broken because of a sport-related injury, but other times, cracks begin all the way down in the root of your tooth. In some cases, your tooth might need to be extracted. Find out how to treat a root fracture, and more importantly, learn how to prevent one in the first place and keep your teeth safe during sports practice.