How to Prepare your first aid kit for dental emergencies

How to Prepare your first aid kit for dental emergencies

You can be faced with a dental emergency anytime, anywhere. Being able to treat the issue as soon as it occurs can abate the extent of severity, pain, and discomfort that the emergency entails. A delay in treating such an issue can result in loss of a tooth, damage in the gum, among others. The best way to be prepared for a dental emergency is to put together a comprehensive first aid kit set aside especially for treat issues pertaining to dentistry. A quick visit to the chemist near you will get you all the contents that are required to fill the first-aid container. A simple step, such as putting together a dental emergency first aid kit can prepare you to face the unforeseen dental emergency that may befall you or your family.

 

Things needed to prepare a dental emergency first aid kit:

  • Gloves (for examination purposes)
  • Dental floss
  • Sterile gauze
  • Cotton balls or swabs
  • Ice pack
  • Dental mirror (to get a better visual)
  • Flashlight (to get a better visual)
  • Hydrogen peroxide (used as a disinfectant)
  • Clove oil (natural pain reliever) 
  • Over-the-counter pain medication such as Paracetamol
  • Toothpicks
  • Tweezers
  • Sachets of salt (to be mixed with water to ensure thorough cleaning of the dental cavity)
  • Ziplock pouch (to safely discard used swabs, gauze, and other materials)
  • Anti-bacterial wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

 

 

Ready-made dental emergency kits

Although ready-made dental emergency kits are available in the market for purchase, we encourage you to set aside some time to compile a kit of your own. By doing so, you will know exactly what is present in your kit and you will also be appraised about the use of each item.

Dental emergency kits for children

If you are dealing with dental emergencies that may involve children, the first aid kit must contain some quick distraction items such as thumb-sized toys. You may also want to include a quick refreshing drink to replenish the child’s drained energy as a result of endless crying. The sight of blood may cause the child to be scared and hence using a clean red cloth to wipe out any traces of blood can prove to be useful. The use of a red cloth is recommended as it can conceal the colour of blood with its colour.

 

 

 

Visit Kallangur Dentists for Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency kit must be used as a tool for first-aid measures only. This does not substitute for visiting a dentist. Once the first aid is administered, the patient must be taken to visit the dentist, who then will assess the condition and prescribe the necessary course of treatment.

Visit Kallangur Dental Surgery and we will help you get out of pain with our caring and comfortable approach. You can also give us a call at- 07 3886 0933.

Address- Kallangur Dental Surgery
1423, Anzac Ave, Kallangur-4503

Ph: 07 3886 0933.

 

 

 

 

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