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Our dentists wants you to have a strong and healthy smile so you can avoid dental problems and dental emergencies. Unfortunately, no matter how strong and healthy your smile is, you can still experience dental emergencies, even while you’re on vacation. This is why it’s best to prepare for dental emergencies on vacation so you know exactly how to handle the situation. Being prepared can also help you have calm nerves while dealing with the situation. To help you be prepared, our dentists encourage you to do the following things:

-Pack a handkerchief or gauze: If you have injured your oral tissues, the handkerchief and gauze can help you control the bleeding. Just place the object on the tissues and apply pressure. Make sure to replace the cloth after it has filled with blood.

-Pack a small container with a lid: This container can keep a knocked-out tooth alive for a short time. Just fill it with milk or saltwater and place the tooth inside. This container can also help you keep pieces of a broken tooth safe until you see your dentist. You don’t need to fill the container with liquid in this situation.

-Pack our dentists’ number: It’s very important to call your dentist when you’re experiencing an emergency. Our dental team will help you through the situation. If you won’t be back soon, we will help you find a dentist nearby who can help you restore your smile as soon as possible.

Call Alpha Dental Excellence today at (215) 970-2515 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, will be happy to give you the information you need so you can prepare as much as possible. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!