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06/29/2009

The American Dental Association has a new patient resource for obtaining dental care outside the United States.

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To minimize the risk of a dental emergency, visit your dentist for a check-up before your trip. Schedule your appointment to allow enough time to complete any necessary or outstanding dental work before your departure date.<br /><br /> * Before you leave on your trip, tend to decayed teeth, broken fillings, and other dental problems. Inform your dentist of your travel plans and ask about any other potential dental problems.<br /> * Have your teeth cleaned by the dentist or hygienist. This is particularly important if you have periodontal (gum) disease.<br /> * If you will be away for an extended time, consider having partially exposed lower wisdom teeth removed. The fleshy covering over the tooth creates a food trap that can cause pericoronitis, a potentially serious infection that can spread to parts of the head and neck.<br /> * All root canal treatment should be completed before travel to avoid potential infections and pain due to pressure changes during air travel. If the work cannot be completed, ask your dentist to insert a temporary paste filling to reduce the risk of problems.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.yucaipadentist.com/" rel="nofollow"><b>inland empire dentist</b></a>

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