Summer is coming and is about to burst onto the scene. And with it, your “free time” will turn to “busy time” as you plan, plan, plan hs for your relaxing summer vacation. So while you’re thinking about where you’ll go, where you’ll eat, and what you’ll see along the way is pretty amazing; don’t forget to plan a visit to your dentist as well. Doing so can save you from the pain of a dental emergency that will surely make even the best planned getaway rotten.
Now, we’re pretty sure, visiting the dentist is the last thing anyone would want to do before a chill vacation. Yet we’re also fairly certain that discovering a painful cavity on the middle of a trip isn’t on the event list either – especially if you’re going abroad. Can you imagine having to look for emergency dental care in some remote part of the world? Ouch. Truth is, a quick check-up can catch a future crisis before it ever pops up, and this is one of the beautiful things about dentistry. It can be completely prevented!
Imagine, for example, if you had a bone in your leg that was weak for one reason or another, and a strong impact upon that leg could cause it to break. Nine times out of ten, you would never even know you had this issue until your leg actually broke and you were laying in the emergency room. With dentistry, however, oral exams, x-rays and other tools allow your dentist to ferret out problems before the issue even presents themselves, and that’s why visiting prior to vacation can help.
So, about a month prior to departure – or at least two weeks before you go – schedule a visit. Sweet Smiles in Porterville, CA will explore your mouth for any loose crowns or teeth that could cause a problem, and identify any cavities that are close enough to the nerve to cause an abscess or pain. Our porterville dentists and tulare dentists are very happy most of the time. If you’re traveling by plane, air-pressure in the cabin can cause a recently drilled tooth to be overly sensitive, so you’ll want to be certain to plan your visit at least a month ahead of time if possible. The reason is that allows us to check on the status and if any treatment needs to be performed it can be addressed ahead of time. Of course, any surgery such as the removal of wisdom teeth, or a root canal should be scheduled in significant advance, and if you wear braces, you’ll want to visit your orthodontist as well just in case to check out any items.
Visiting Sweet Smiles prior to vacation might actually be one of the easiest things to plan just in time to see your porterville dentist. You’ll depart with a newly cleaned clean mouth, and the smile you have will be confident; that a nagging dental emergency won’t be appearing in your vacation history book this year. Call your porterville dentist at Sweet Smiles 559-788-2532