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How to prevent or deal with dental emergencies before/on vacation: 

 

Your to-do list is long when you’re planning a vacation. One thing that you must put on your list though is a trip to your dentist for a pre-vacation check-up, especially if you are traveling out of the country.

If you’re staying in the U.S., then you’ll want to research for dentists in the area you’re visiting. Talk to your regular dentist about your options if a situation suddenly occur that results in a chipped tooth, or something unforeseen. If you’re traveling by plane, remember that altitude has an effect on the air pressure, and that can cause any troubled teeth pain. 

In order to have an uninterrupted vacation when it comes to dental emergencies, the best thing you can do is be proactive. Go in for a cleaning and have your sensitive teeth checked. Make sure that you build time in your schedule to have root canal treatments completed, cracked teeth taken care of, and address any other issues that concern you. The more proactive you are in caring for your teeth before a vacation, the more successful your trip will be. Have contact information and addresses ready in case you do have an emergency. If you find that you are going to an area that does not provide any adequate dental services, then talk to your dentist before you leave and ask what you can do if something were to occur that causes you to need a dentist.

Have an awesome summer :)

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