Dentists on Vincent: Dental Emergency Tips While Travelling
Travelling can be a fun-filled experience. But a dental emergency, even just a simple toothache, can ruin everything in the blink of an eye.
You don’t need to worry; we can help you!
At Dentists on Vincent, we provide useful tips for handling dental emergencies, whether at home, at work, or while travelling.
Here are some tips to help you prevent or handle dental emergencies:
- Avoid major dental treatments before travelling.
- In the course of long-term treatment, ask your dentist for some guidelines on how to keep yourself safe during your trip.
- While on the road, refer to these preventive methods:
- Don’t chew hard candy, popcorn kernels, or ice.
- Avoid using your teeth to open packages or break objects.
- Don’t forget to bring a dental first aid kit with you. It must include dental floss, painkillers, mouthguards, and sugarless gum to fill in lost fillings, in case of accidents involving the mouth.
- If you’re having a serious dental emergency, see a dentist immediately. Ask the hotel front desk to find you a reliable dentist around the area.
- Include in your passport your travel information with names and phone numbers of organisations to call in case of a dental or medical emergency.
Keep your teeth and mouth in great condition before leaving home.
It is especially important to keep a regular oral hygiene routine when travelling. This helps maintain your mouth in a healthy, non-emergency state.
When to Seek Emergency Dental Care
It is important to know what types of injuries require emergency dental care, so you can make sure that your family’s teeth are taken care of while avoiding unneeded trips to the emergency room.
Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere. Some oral injuries may need urgent treatment, while others can wait until your dentist’s normal business hours.
Some common types of mouth injuries include:
- Lost tooth/teeth
- Lost crown or filling
- Injury to the gums, palate, or mouth through trauma or impact
- Dislodged or loosened teeth
- A chipped or fractured tooth
- Sudden, unusual, excruciating pain
- Swelling and redness on the gums or mouth
- Sudden, tooth-related pain or new pain in the gums
The appropriate response depends on the situation and severity of the injury suffered. In case of a lost tooth, immediate action may decide whether a dentist can replace the tooth.
Dental Emergencies When Travelling
Travelling is already stressful. Adding a dental emergency makes it more exhausting. Make sure you’re prepared to avoid issues and deal with them when they take place.
Dental emergencies should be attended to right away to avoid inconvenience during your trip. The quicker the problem is solved, the more likely you will be saved from hassle, extra costs, and more comprehensive treatments.
At Dentists on Vincent, we are ready to handle your dental emergencies with the utmost care and urgency you deserve.
Call us on (08) 9242 4400 or visit us at 322 Vincent Street in Leederville.
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