Dental emergencies can happen any time. In fact, if we knew when to expect them, we could plan ahead and maybe they wouldn’t be emergencies, would they? Things can always catch us by surprise, whether it’s a small problem that turned into a big one, or a completely unexpected happening. When you need a same-day appointment in Prairie Village, KS, we will make sure you get the care you need. Staying in-the-know, in a slightly humorous way, about risky dental situations can help your teeth stay healthy all year.
True or False Quiz Questions:
Q #1: You are enjoying an icy cold lemonade on a hot summer day. To keep even cooler, it’s a good idea to chew up the ice when you’ve finished the drink.
Q #2: When you go to the beach on a hot summer day, try to avoid smiling too much or too often, since there are no approved sunscreens for teeth, and you don’t want to risk a painful enamel burn.
Q #3: If you are subject to a worrisome tooth problem while you are on vacation, it is OK to call our office and explain the issue, even if you are out of town.
True or False Quiz Answers:
A #1: FALSE! Chewing ice can damage the enamel layer of a tooth, and can even lead to tiny cracks and fractures. Even worse, the stress could jar loose or break an old filling, causing the need for restorative work.
A #2: FALSE! We are happy to report that teeth are not susceptible to the burning effects of UVA and UVB rays from the sun. In fact, many people find summer is great time to whiten their smile, and show it off on summer vacations and famliy reunions!
A #3: TRUE! Our trusted office staff can help you with questions over the phone, even when you are far away. If it is possible we may be able to put your mind at ease or suggest an immediate solution. It the problem is more serious, we can assist you as you find help for your immediate care needs, and see you in the office for follow up when return.
Dental Emergencies Can Arise Anytime
Whether you have a long-standing appointment, or need to be seen immediately, your concerns are or concerns. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.