If you are planning to take a vacation or business trip soon, I recommend you coordinate your dental care with your travel schedule. It’s always a good idea to have a checkup with your dentist prior to leaving on long vacations, especially if your trip is taking you to developing areas without good dental care options. This quick checkup will help you be sure that your mouth is ready to travel.
Another critical consideration; if you have any dental procedures scheduled before you leave, discuss it with your Chesterfield dentist. A large number of dental procedures are actually surgical procedures. This means that your body will need more time to heal than you may realize.
Also, if you’re traveling by plane, you should be aware that changes in the cabin pressure of the airplane may cause tooth pain or discomfort for patients who have just had oral surgery. In addition, make sure you are aware of any necessary follow-up appointments with your dentist or orthodontist before you schedule a vacation.
I’m Dr. Martin Buchheit. My Chesterfield practice offers trusted dental care to my valued patients.
If you are looking for general dental care or quality cosmetic dentistry in the Chesterfield, Ballwin, or Ballwin, MO areas, please call us today and speak with our friendly staff to schedule a consultation or examination.
The following online article was used as source material for this blog: “Tourism (Dental Care Away from Home)”, ADA.org, http://www.ada.org/3029.aspx?currentTab=1, accessed on November 28, 2011
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