St. Patrick’s Day is usually a cheerful day of celebration. From parades to green beer and dancing, most celebrants are out to have fun.
But the day after St. Patrick’s is a different story. When the alcohol wears off, you may find that damage has been done to your teeth or gums.
The demand for emergency dental care and dental implants skyrockets the day after St. Paddy’s. Consider this: March 18th is one of the ten busiest days of the year for dental offices nationwide. A study done in 2015 found that dental emergencies go up 64% the day after St. Patrick’s Day.
Statistically, these accidents and injuries mostly occur among men. But there are states such as Nebraska that see a significant rise in female dental injuries around this clover-kissed holiday. Some states, like Delaware and Mississippi, see more than a 150% rise in dentist office visits after St. Paddy’s Day. Nevada, on the other hand, only sees a 15-20% increase.
St. Paddy’s Day mishaps range from self-injury, like falling or slipping, to car accidents and bar brawls. If you experienced one of these incidents and your injuries are severe, head straight to an emergency room. If your pain is bearable and your injuries are mainly dental, however, then your teeth can wait until the day after the holiday.
Drs. Chin in Las Vegas are available and prepared to help our patients with dental emergencies year-round.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call Drs. Chin in Las Vegas today at (702) 445-7075. Our dentists provide emergency dental services to current clients in Las Vegas, Summerlin and Henderson, Nevada.