Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Dealing With A Dental Emergency During The Holidays

Christmas is only 5 days away and nothing is worse than getting a toothache, losing a filling or crown and knowing the dentist is closed.

This can happen to anyone, anytime but it's best to be prepared. Below are some tips on how to survive holiday dental emergencies:
  • Toothache - Brush and floss the area to make sure there are no food particles lodged underneath the gum line. If that doesn't work, try swishing warm salt water around in your mouth, do this 3 times a day and DO NOT swallow. Finally take some ibuprofen to help with the pain.
  • Lost filling or crown - Try visiting a 24-Hour Pharmacy. In the dental isle you may find temporary dental filling material. This will seal up the hole until your able to see the dentist. 
  • Abscess - This is the only time you should head to the emergency room for a dental emergency. If you have an abscess they will be able to provide you with the appropriate medication that will get you through until you can see the dentist. 
I like mentioned above, dental emergencies can happen at any time but the best way to help prevent these happening is by seeing your dentist for routine check ups every 6 months. 

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