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No one wants to experience a dental emergency on the road. However, even though this is the case, dental emergencies do tend to happen. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent these situations and keep your smile in tip-top shape. To help you, Dr. John Krupka and our dental team are happy to tell you about those things!

First, it’s best to avoid starting major dental procedures before leaving, like dental crown treatment or root canal therapy. This is because there is a high chance you’ll experience pain throughout your vacation or you might be stuck in the middle stages of the treatment. If there is no way around this, make sure you find a dentist in the area who can help you if necessary.

Second, take care of any dental issues before you hit the road. This is especially true if you have a worn down filling or if you have a loose crown. If you get them fixed, you don’t have to worry about your filling or crown falling out of place while you’re on vacation. However, if you can’t fix these issues before you leave, there are ways you can improve the situation until you get back into town. Use over-the-counter dental cement to fill the hole in your tooth or to place the crown back in place.

Third, take good care of your smile. If you stay dedicated to your oral hygiene routine, your teeth and gums can remain in tip-top shape and you won’t need to worry about cavities, periodontal disease, or other dental issues. Just make sure to pack a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash before you leave so you can brush twice a day and floss and rinse once a day.

Call Krupka Dental Associates today at 920-766-1122 if you have any questions about how to prevent dental emergencies or if you need to schedule an appointment to get any dental issues fixed. Our dental team is happy to talk with you, answer your questions, and schedule you an appointment at your earliest convenience. We look forward to your phone call!