Avoid a vacation toothache

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With Summer vacation time coming, travel plans are coming together. We suggest a trip to your dentist before you go may need to be part of your plan. Air travel can stimulate pain in teeth with faulty dental restorations and cavities (noted 30% of the time) and root canal problems (also noted about 30% of the time), according to a report from Oral Surg and Medicine.

The next most common painful dental condition was from recent dental treatment (10%). Non-dental problems that are common include sinusitis and joint/muscle pain. If you think you may have a dental problem, have it checked and possibly treated before you fly – and enjoy the journey as much as the destination.