Hazards of Gum Shield?

Discussion in 'Boxing' started by EdiSco, May 2, 2016.

  1. EdiSco

    EdiSco Likes his anonymity

    Hey guys,

    So I've developed a strange fear of choking on gum guard whilst sparring. I only spar very light and slow (20% intensity) but recently I've been concerned about my gum shield dislodging during sparring and pushed back into throat and consequently me choking on it lol.

    Is this rational? I've googled it and found nothing. Thing is, because of the shape of the gum guard, it'd be hard to dislodge if it got stuck down my throat even with the heimlich maneuver.

    Has this ever happened? Obviously I'd never spar without one!

    Thanks guys
  2. PointyShinyBurn

    PointyShinyBurn Valued Member

    As far as I know this never happens. However, if you're using a boil n'bite at the moment, perhaps a proper dentist-made one would feel more secure and lessen your anxiety?
  3. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Your trachae is smaller then your jaw, so no its not possible, unless you have the jaw of a snake /eel or secondary jaws of a zenomorph.
  4. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Some people have a gag reflex and not like having a gum shield.

    Boil n bite or dental surgery fitted ones will not come off unless a good bit of impact or yourself spitting it out.

    I got 3 gumshields and tend to cycle through them. Ideally you wanna change them up every couple of years.
  5. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Never heard of anyone choking on a gum shield ever. Ibe heard of a very rare one where whilst practicing chokes the carotid artery folds in on itself. Pretty messed up.
  6. neems

    neems Valued Member

    Spar at 100% intensity,you'll forget you've even got a gum shield in :fight1:
  7. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member Supporter

    Someone getting their gumshield pulverised into the back of their throat might happen in a Korean martial arts horror (a la Story of Ricky) but I'm pretty sure you'll be alright mate ;)
  8. EdiSco

    EdiSco Likes his anonymity

    Thanks guys, this makes me feel a lot better! Thing is, even at just 20% intensity, I forget I have a gum guard in my mouth and I'm breathing in heavy and fast after a few minutes.

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