The holiday season is a time of celebration when we put our worries aside and try to fully enjoy the moment. However, a dental emergency can happen anytime. If it does, you should stay calm and follow our tips below, which will help minimize the damage.
How to respond to a dental emergency
It all depends on the type of emergency. If you’ve suffered a fracture or lost a tooth, start by rinsing your mouth to clean it. Keep your tooth or any tooth fragment in saliva or cold milk until your appointment. We may be able to repair the damage!
Do you feel pain in your teeth or gums, or have you noticed any swelling? Over-the-counter painkillers and cold compresses can provide temporary relief. Feel free to seek advice from your pharmacist as needed.
Get in touch with us
Your dentist also takes time off work during the holidays. However, we’ll be able to react as quickly as possible when we return if you contact us and leave us a message. If the situation is serious and you cannot wait a few days, you should go to the emergency room.
Prevention is key to avoiding emergencies
We may have already indicated that a cavity needs to be repaired. You may already be experiencing dental discomfort. It may have been a while since your last visit. Unfortunately, these are factors that increase the risk of dental emergencies during the holidays.
If any of the above situations apply to you, we encourage you to book your next appointment as soon as possible. This will help you avoid an emergency not only during the holidays, but at any time. There’s no secret: no one likes to experience pain that requires immediate consultation.
Our team wishes you a happy holiday season and looks forward to seeing you soon!