“Vacation time is always an enjoyable time to give a surprise to your family.”
So, are you planning for holidays this summer? People travel to selective tourist places in different countries to celebrate holidays. So, do you want a wonderful time with family and friends?
Sometime during vacations there are unfortunate time when you could face a medical emergency. Do you normally go prepared for that?
Here, let’s talk about dental emergencies.
What happens if you get dental emergency while you are away from home and your regular dentist? What should you do if this happens to you while traveling?
These kinds of medical emergencies might arise, so you should always be prepared for it. Below are a few tips for dental emergencies until you do not find any dental help.
Preventing dental emergencies before going on vacations
First, you should make an appointment for a dental checkup before 15 days of your trip. It is a must, if you are going on a long trip. Getting your teeth clean is a must. You must also be more careful if you have already had a tooth disease.
On your tour, please consider the below mentioned preventive strategy:
- You should avoid chewing ice and popcorn
- You should avoid eating hard candy
- You should not use your teeth to cut or open any hard materials.
Prepare your own Dental First Aid Kit
Before going on any trip, you can make your own Dental First Aid Kit, in which you can carry the below things. It will help you during the dental emergency.
- Medical-Grade Exam Gloves
- Dental Mirror & Flashlight
- Dental Waxand Gel
- Floss, Toothpicks
- Pain Medication
- Ice Pack
- Clove Oil
Dealing with a dental emergency while traveling
A toothache: Rinse your teeth with warm salty water. After that brush and floss, it, that will remove all debris between your teeth. You should avoid placing any kind of painkiller near the tooth because it could harm your gums. If the pain continues, contact a dentist near you.
Lost filling: Stick a portion of sugarless gum where you have lost filling in a tooth or use over-the-counter dental cement if you get it. This is a temporary solution. You must go to the dentist once you return.
Broken teeth: If it bleeds continuously, put cotton in that area for some time until bleeding stops.
Abscess: It is critical to have this emergency. It must be addressed immediately to avoid the infection in your system. Rinse your mouth with salt water many times in the day. It will help reduce pain and will help remove particles from between your teeth.
Object caught between Teeth: Always do dental flossing very gently and carefully. It will remove the object. Do not use any sharp tool like needle because it can harm your gums or scratch the tooth surface.
Do Not Panic: In any medical emergency, you should remain calm and seek help. The above tips will help you to be calm and take less stress.
If you want to know more about what to do during dental emergencies or have any dental issues, call US Dental. Our well trained, specialized doctors with the best experience and knowledge will help you. US Dental Center provides 24*7 support.