Vacation is ruined: what to do if you have a toothache while traveling?

Looking for a good dentist abroad is the last thing you want to do on vacation. However, toothache always comes unexpectedly and necessarily at the wrong time. Avoiding unpleasant situations is easier than resolving them after the fact, so today we bring to your attention some useful tips.

Attention to your health

Vacation is ruined: what to do if you have a toothache while traveling?

It is recommended that you go to the dentist for a routine examination at least twice a year, even if you feel well and have no complaints. Regarding everyday care, it is enough to follow the usual rules of hygiene: brush and toothpaste twice a day.

The scheme is simple and has already saved a single oral cavity. Such a widespread introduction of dental care practices in Europe has literally eradicated the problem of caries, but in Russia it is difficult to find a person who does not know the impact of this problem on his health.

Personal hygiene just eliminates unexpected pain. Are you still ignoring the useful recommendations of dentists or are you just too lazy / not enough time / no ingrained habit? Then we tell you what to do before going on vacation.

Complete all procedures before departure

Vacation is ruined: what to do if you have a toothache while traveling?

If you do not have to regularly visit the walls of dentistry, you still need to do this before you leave. What makes you think that the trip will necessarily end with a pair of sealed teeth and one ruthlessly torn out? It is quite possible that the state of your oral cavity will suit your doctor, or if treatment is needed, then not this very minute. In any case, hearing the verdict of a professional will be useful.

The doctor may order an x-ray – agree. The higher the quality of the examination, the easier the diagnosis is made. You can also be advised on medications that are useful on vacation.

What to put with you first aid kit

Vacation is ruined: what to do if you have a toothache while traveling?

Dentists with experience advise taking with them:

  • painkillers (Nurofen, Nemesil, Ketorol);
  • antibiotics acting on a number of bacteria (ciprofloxacin, tsiprobay);
  • antiseptic, antiviral ointment and tabletted furatsilin will not be superfluous either.

Guided by laziness, do not hope that you will be able to purchase the drugs upon arrival on vacation – you may be required to obtain a prescription abroad. Go to your pharmacy without forgetting to read the instructions for use and indications before buying.

Important! Infection easily passes from the oral cavity into the blood, which is fraught with serious consequences for the body. Therefore, at the slightest discomfort and pain for three days, do not delay with contacting a specialist. Especially if the situation is accompanied by edema and fever.

Self help

Vacation is ruined: what to do if you have a toothache while traveling?

Rinsing with saline or soda solution up to four times a day will reduce pain, but it is impossible to warm up the site of inflammation or to resort to using alcohol as an analgesic. Advice to rinse your mouth with alcohol or apply compresses from it will result in a burn of the mucous membrane. Do not follow stupid recommendations that can only worsen your condition.

A good solution is to go to the dentist abroad, however, such an opportunity must be foreseen in advance (even during insurance). Be sure to ensure that the insurance includes dental services.

This article was originally published at: TripSecrets, this is a translated version.

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