As costs continue to rise for dental care in the developed world, more people are either foregoing essential dental treatment or looking at more affordable alternatives, like dental tourism for getting the treatment they need. Dental tourism is a subset of the sector known as medical tourism. It involves individuals seeking dental care outside of their local healthcare systems and may be accompanied by a vacation.
Crooked teeth can be a real problem, no matter how old you are. They can cause a blow to your self-esteem, because misaligned and unusually placed teeth are considered inferior. Even if a patient has fantastic oral hygiene, it doesn’t stop others from making negative comments about their crooked teeth.
You’ve made a dentist appointment, and it can’t come soon enough. Meanwhile, it can help to rinse your mouth with warm water, floss to remove food caught between teeth, and take an over-the-counter pain reliever. If you notice swelling or pus around the tooth, or if you have a fever, that could be a sign that you have an abscess, a more serious problem. See your dentist as soon as possible. You may need antibiotics and possibly a root canal.