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Do you want to know how to handle a dental emergency on vacation? If so, our dentist, Dr. Van Parham, is more than happy to help you. This is because he doesn’t want you to suffer while you’re supposed to be relaxing and enjoying yourself. Plus, dental emergencies can be scary, and it’s best to know exactly what to do to improve the situation. So, our dentist encourages you to do the following things if you experience a dental emergency:

-For a toothache: Clean the tooth and surrounding area by brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and by flossing. Then, rinse your mouth with warm saltwater to clean the bacteria and infection. Finally, take over-the-counter pain medication to dull the pain.

-For a broken tooth: Collect all of the broken pieces of the tooth and keep them safe. Rise your mouth with warm water and try to keep your smile clean. Contact your dentist right away and he will determine if you should find a nearby dentist who can help. It is possible to reattach the broken pieces if the tooth is treated quick enough.

-For a knocked-out tooth: Retrieve the tooth by holding it by the crown. Rinse the tooth gently with water—don’t scrub it. Keep the tooth alive by keeping it between your cheek and gums or by keeping it in a cup of milk or saltwater. Call your dentist right away and our team can help you find a nearby dentist who can help.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to handle a dental emergency on vacation, please reach out to our dental team in Irving, Texas. When you contact The Art of Dentistry at 972-441-8199, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for.