Out-Of-Town Dental Emergencies

Out-Of-Town Dental Emergencies
Posted on 04/18/2018

Here at Smith Family Dentistry, your dental health is our priority. As your Charleston cosmetic dentist and dental team, we’re here to do all we can to help make sure that you attain – and maintain – your optimal dental health. While we’re always glad to help you out with any dental problem when you stop by to visit your cosmetic dentist in Charleston, WV, you may not be quite so sure as to what to do if you’re out of town when on a vacation. If you’re going to be out of the area during spring or summer break, we’d like to provide you with some tips on how to both prevent and take care of any potential dental emergencies.

Visit Your Dentist Beforehand

Before you leave on your trip, we recommend visiting your Charleston dentist for preventative dental care and to make sure that your dental condition is fine – especially if you feel like you have any lingering dental problems. This can reduce the possibility of running into a dental emergency while you’re on vacation.

Maintain Your Regular Schedule

We understand that vacations are going to throw your regular schedule off, but we urge you to do your best to keep up with healthy dental habits in order to prevent dental emergencies. Remember to brush two times every day and floss as well. Also, try to watch what you eat. If certain foods tend to cause you problems (like acidic food or hard food), try not to go wild with overeating them while you’re away on your trip.

What to Do in Case of an Emergency

If you find yourself in a dental emergency (which can include a serious toothache or a knocked-out tooth), we recommend visiting the local emergency room. Most emergency clinics and hospitals have dental professionals that’ll be available for patients. These experts will be able to give you an appropriate evaluation and even refer you to a qualified specialist if needed.

Contact Your Cosmetic Dentist in Charleston, WV!

If you need to get in touch with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  At Smith Family Dentistry will be glad to help you in whatever way that we possibly can. If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry in Charleston, WV, feel free to give us a call at (304) 343-9131. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and helping you maintain great dental health!