This is the busiest time of year for many people. It’s also the time of year when dental emergencies seem to happen more frequently. At Riverside Dental Group in California, we’re here to help you during these situations so that you can enjoy your holiday feast with no problem.
Common Holiday Accidents
With lots of food to eat and games to play together, it can be exciting to have everyone together again. However, sometimes these activities can lead to accidents. Here are some of the most common accidents that happen during the holiday season and how to prevent them.
Playing sports and other games with family members can sometimes lead to a tooth being knocked out or chipped. If you are worried about this happening, consider using a mouth guard to protect your teeth during family football night.
With a variety of foods at your feast, there is always the chance of biting something too hard to chew. Be careful when eating foods like bone-in turkey, hard bread, and candies. If you have a sore tooth or newly placed prosthetics, try to eat softer foods.
Avoid Emergencies With Preventive Care
Taking proper care of your teeth can help save a lot of stress for you in the future. Cavities and gum disease can cause discomfort and inflammation, which can be stressed during the holidays even more. To prevent this, be sure you are brushing and flossing properly. If it has been a while since your last trip to the dentist, consider scheduling an appointment after Thanksgiving. That way, you can be sure that your oral health is in good shape for the upcoming December holidays.
What To Do During An Emergency
If you begin to feel a sudden onset of pain in your mouth, have an injured tooth, or an infected tooth, you may be experiencing an emergency. This can be stressful to go through, especially when you are trying to spend time with your friends and family. Here’s what to do if you go through an emergency during Thanksgiving, or any other time.
- Do not panic.
- Assess the situation. If you have a swollen jaw or other area, use an icepack to decrease the swelling. If you have broken a tooth, try to keep the broken pieces.
- Call your local Riverside Dental office.
- Have someone drive you to your appointment so you can remain calm.
Call Us If You Are Experiencing A Dental Emergency
To schedule an appointment, you can call your nearest Riverside Dental Office at the following locations.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA, at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA, at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA, at 951-369-1001
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA, at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA, at (951) 273-9580