How To Be Prepared For A Dental Emergency This Summer
Are you excited for summer? Summer is a time for relaxation and often a change in routine for many adults and children. Days and nights are enjoyed with family and friends, children are celebrating being out of school, and vacations are a welcome change of pace. Children and adults alike spend more time outdoors playing in the pool, visiting the beach, hiking at a favorite park, or taking a leisurely bike ride. With all of the outdoor play and change of pace, there is the potential of a dental emergency. We want our patients to be aware of tips that can help them remain calm if an emergency should arise. Read on to learn more.
What To Do in an Emergency?
It’s a beautiful summer day, and your family is visiting a relative and enjoying a fun pool party. Your child is running to be the first one in the pool and falls face first onto the patio. While this scenario may not be likely to happen in your life at the moment, for many of our patients, it is a real possibility or it could happen to a friend or family member. In this circumstance, it is easy to become overwhelmed and not know what to do first. We want to help you remain calm and follow the necessary steps.
- Inspect the face and determine if there is an injury and where it is coming from.
- If the injury is in the mouth, rinse any blood or dirt away and inspect to determine the damage.
- If the injury is severe enough, immediately head to the nearest emergency room. If not, call our office as soon as possible, and we will help and direct you further.
Ways To Prepare
While you don’t want to plan for the worst, it is always best to prepare for an emergency. Explain the safety procedures to your family when playing outdoors, visiting family or friends, or taking a vacation. These procedures might include no running around the pool, wearing a mouthguard when playing contact sports, and avoiding rough play.
If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency this summer, please don’t hesitate to call us as soon as possible. We can schedule an emergency appointment at our office located in Wellington, FL. If you are traveling and have an emergency, we can assist you over the phone and direct you as needed. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you for your next hygiene examination.