Don’t Let A Dental Emergency Affect Your Holidays
We know that many of our patients are preparing for upcoming holiday festivities. No matter what or how you celebrate, this is a special time of year. While we would hate for anyone to experience an emergency during the holiday season that may affect your celebrations, we want to share some important information to remember if you end up experiencing a dental emergency.
Dealing with a Dental Emergency
Accidents can happen at any time. Dealing with tooth pain or dental trauma can be overwhelming, and it might not be clear what to do. It is most important to remain calm and assess the situation. Whether you have extreme discomfort or there is blood coming from your mouth, the first thing to do is determine the location and the severity of the problem.
If you or a loved one is experiencing tooth pain, the first thing we would recommend is to brush and floss your teeth. It is not uncommon for food to become trapped between the teeth, leading to discomfort and swollen gums. If that does not solve the problem, you may want to take an over-the-counter pain reliever. You should then contact our office.
Avoid a Dental Emergency
While not every dental emergency is preventable, there are many that are. One of the best ways to prevent an emergency is to stay up to date with your oral hygiene examinations. This also includes receiving any recommended treatments in a timely manner. Dental problems such as decay and gum disease will continue to progress until treatment is received. The longer you delay a visit to our office, the greater the chance you have of experiencing a problem such as severe discomfort or a cracked or broken tooth. If you notice any changes in your oral health between appointments, it is highly recommended to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
If you find yourself dealing with a dental emergency this holiday season, be sure to contact our office, which is located in Wellington, FL, to schedule an appointment. We will determine how severe your emergency is and schedule a visit accordingly. We hope you have a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!