How To Prepare For Dental Emergencies

An emergency can happen anywhere and anytime. Dental emergencies are no different but not many people seem to be as prepared for having a dental emergency than they are for regular medical emergencies. Many parents have first aid kits for everything that can happen to their children when they are away from home but they do not have a first aid dental kit prepared for them. Here are a few ways to be prepared for a dental emergency until they can visit their emergency dentists.

Have A Dental First Aid Kit Prepared

You most likely already have a regular first aid kit prepared for your family in case of a regular emergency but do you have a dental first aid kit prepared for a dental emergency? Here are a few things you should have in your dental first aid kit.

  • Rubber gloves for keeping sanitary
  • Alcohol wipes to clean dirt and blood from the area that is injured
  • Gauze pads or at least cotton balls to prevent further injury and to stop the bleeding
  • Hydrogen peroxide for disinfecting the wounds and cleaning up blood
  • Salt for dissolving into warm water and to make a mouthwash to soothe the pain
  • Floss to get in between the teeth for removing food particles that may be stuck. Doing this can help relieve the pain until you get to your emergency dentists office.
  • Dental wax for covering and protecting sharpened and broken teeth and covering broken dental wires and brackets.
  • Pain reliever like aspiring for relieving the pain until you can get them to their emergency dentists office.
  • Topical pain reliever to help manage the pain caused by a dental emergency.
  • Vaseline for the temporarily reattachment of a dental crown until you or your children can see a dentist.
  • Temporary dental filling material for keeping your or your child’s tooth injured tooth protected until you see a dentist or your children get to see their pediatric dentist.

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