With time dental fillings get worn down, teeth get damaged and the crowns loosen. In such cases, little cracks form through which the air can enter inside the teeth, but can’t escape back out. This way pressure equalisation can’t take place. In such a case a diver can feel pain during the descent, when the air bubbles, which are trapped under the damaged fillings, start compressing or during the ascent, when the enclosed air starts to expand, which can cause a crack in the teeth. Teeth filling can also loosen or fall out, which can cause strong pain in affected teeth.
A barotrauma is not to be underestimated because the strong pain can compromise the diver’s judgment and therefore also his safety which can lead to an uncontrolled ascent.
A precautionary checkup at the dentist allows for a mouth cavity examination and a timely treatment of cavities or possible wear of the teeth and the dental fillings, therefore avoiding complications and possible problems and allowing a carefree dive.
To ensure that the divers receive the information about the importance of a dental treatment and prevention of the barotrauma of the teeth, partner clubs found a professional partner in DentalGetaway at their side, to ensure the health and safety of their members in the water.
All members of the affiliated diving clubs have a dental practice at their disposal, which operates for over 30 years in the field, with medical specialists for oral surgery, dentistry and numerous master’s degrees acquired in Italy.
We offer to every owner of a diving licence (regardless of who issued it) the following:
A free of charge and non-binding visit to our practice
10% discount on possibly necessary treatments. Exclusive discount for affiliated clubs on top of average savings of 50% for treatments in Croatia when compared with the average prices in Italy, Germany, Austria or the UK.
Complete organisation of the arrival and the stay in Rovinj.
Only a few hours from Italy lies Istria, a travel destination with a fascinating sea floor, with a rich and lush plant and animal life and numerous underwater reefs, cliffs, caves and shipwrecks.
Our partner clubs organise diving courses for beginners and advanced divers, while dives to the numerous diving places and wrecks are being organised for the experienced divers. At the diving centres the high-grade diving equipment, which was thoroughly checked, can be rented or you can use your own.
Due to the mild sea temperature dives in Istria are possible throughout the whole year, especially from May to November.
Do not miss this opportunity before your next holiday, arrange a free-of-charge dental checkup in our practice and enjoy your relaxing holiday.