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Beach and ocean scenics for vacations and summer getaways

For many of our patients at The Art of Dentistry, Roseville, CA, summer is a season of relaxation, vacation, and outdoor fun and activities with family and friends. While you can’t take a vacation from dental emergencies, you can always be prepared for anything that can happen.  Dr. Bryan Judd and his team put together a few helpful tips when handling these emergencies- even when your far from your dental home.

Throbbing Toothache – Try brushing and flossing to ease the pain; the issue could be simply that a piece of food is nestled in an uncomfortable spot between your teeth. If that is the case, try to gently remove the object with dental floss. If it still hurts, stick to soft foods, try an over-the-counter pain reliever, or dip a cotton ball in clove oil and insert it on the affected area until you can get to a local dentist.

Bitten Lip or Tongue – Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately.

Lost Filling or Crown – Dental wax will work to keep the sharp edges of your tooth from bothering you. If you can, save the crown or filling, and if you happen to have denture adhesive handy, you can use it to temporarily reattach the crown until you can get to a local dentist.

Don’t forget, when this happens, call our office to ensure you have an appointment with Dr. Judd and his team.

We hope everyone has a fabulous summer!!