Model of paramedics pulling large tooth on a gurneyCelebrating the holidays often means spending time with family and indulging in delicious foods. For many people, it also means traveling out of town to be with loved ones. It is one of the most inconvenient times to discover that you are having dental paint. Drs. Justin Kolnick, Kara Diamond, Keith Hope, and Spencer Svetcov and the staff at Advanced Endodontics of Westchester have a few tips if you find yourself in need of an emergency visit to the endodontist in White Plains, NY or Mt. Kisco, NY while traveling for the holidays.


Practice Good Oral Hygiene


Prevention is always a good strategy, but sometimes a little tooth pain is just a reminder that you need to brush and floss better to remove food that is caught near the affected tooth. Clean your teeth really well and see if that helps to clear up the pain. If there is a more serious issue, you may need to schedule a visit with an emergency dental professional in the area.


Try Simple Home Remedies


If you need to hold off just for a little while until you can see your regular endodontist, you can try a saltwater rinse by mixing 1/2 teaspoon of salt with 8 ounces of water and swishing it around your mouth and the area causing pain. Spit the rinse out when you are done. You may also try these options:


·         Over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen

·         Cold compress or ice

·         Clove oil on the affected tooth or gums


See an Endodontist If the Pain Persists


If the pain is severe and does not go away, you should schedule a visit to an endodontist in the area. You may need an emergency root canal, and it is better for this to happen right away than waiting on it and risk it getting worse.


Contact Us for Emergencies and More


Tooth pain during the holidays can be annoying, but quick and effective treatment could get you back to enjoying the festivities in no time. Contact us to schedule an emergency visit with one of our exceptional endodontists right away.