If you live in the Salt Lake City area and 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 Salt Lake City 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.
More importantly, if you have any dental procedures scheduled before you leave, discuss it with your 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 Salt Lake City dentist or orthodontist before you schedule a vacation.
I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood and I want Salt Lake City residents to be informed about their dental care. My Murray practice offers:
wisdom teeth removal
If you are looking for general dental care or quality cosmetic dentistry in the Sandy, Murray, or Salt Lake City areas, please call us today and let our high-quality staff take care of you.
Dr. Clint Blackwood
Salt Lake Dental Care
279 E 5900 S Ste 202
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 Nov. 28, 2011