Few disruptions can derail a summer vacation faster than a dental emergency.
A slip on a wet dock, a careless swing of a wiffleball bat, an errant elbow in a pickup basketball game – any or all could result in a tooth being knocked out.
No less unpredictable, tooth pain can come seemingly out of nowhere and can be agonizing. Worse, some dental pain may actually signal a more urgent issue like an infection or abscess.
Yet if a dental emergency presents itself and you’re an hour (or more) away from your dentist, what’s a person to do?