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Don't let a dental health emergency ruin your vacation
Updated: 6/21/2012 9:28:56 AM


Summer is a time when many people go on vacation, and some individuals may not be worried about their dental health when they are trying to have a good time. Unfortunately, dental problems can happen anywhere and at any time, so people should be prepared for them no matter where they are. Recently, the Denton-Record Chronicle spoke to dentist Patricia Berube about how to handle dental emergencies away from home.

The expert offered some possible scenarios and how to deal with them. For example, if a crown falls out while on vacation, try to see a local dentist to get it put back in. If that is not possible, drug stores sell a temporary sealant that will work until a person gets home. Next, Berube explained what to do if a tooth falls out.

"If the tooth is completely out, put it in a cup of saliva or milk and bring it with you to whatever dentist you can find. Many times these teeth can be re-implanted as long as they haven’t been out of the mouth for too long," said Berube, quoted by the news source.

Travel Sense recommends scheduling a visit to the dentist before going on vacation, especially for people to are travelling to developing countries. A dental health professional can identify any small problems that may become major issues on a trip. 

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