How to Prepare for a Dental Emergency

Dental Emergency

It’s a good idea to be prepared ahead of time for any kind of emergency so that you know what to do and have the right things to hand to treat it. For instance, if you need an emergency dentist you won’t be so likely to panic when you know what to do in the situation.

This is especially important for those who play sports on a regular basis or for people who indulge in extreme activities. Having a dental first aid kit in the car and knowing what to do if a tooth is knocked out will ensure that you have the best chance of saving the tooth.

What you need in a dental first aid kit

  • A small container with a lid to hold the tooth
  • Contact information for your dentist
  • Painkillers that are not aspirin or ibuprofen, because they are blood thinners and will exacerbate any bleeding
  • Gauze
  • A clean handkerchief
  • A small bottle of fresh milk should be taken to each game

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